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I'll help
Hi Max. I'll relieve you of your burden. PM incoming.

In Gear Swap » Help Me Out! FS: Arcteryx Squamish (Men's L, Orange)
March 21, 9:51am

Re: Pertex Equilibrium
I have the Westcomb Crest and I agree that it is nearly the perfect windshell. It's breathable, highly water resistant and very lightweight. I am a little concerned about durability. One of ...

In GEAR » Pertex Equilibrium
March 20, 3:10pm

2014 only
The recall only refers to the 2014 edition of multi-day Flash packs. The mustard yellow Flash 62 came out in 2013.

In GEAR » anybody hear what happened with the new REI Flash packs?
March 19, 1:09pm

Re: Re: Yes
I find that when I am highly active no matter what weight of Primaloft I am wearing the inner shell will get damp and clammy. In my experience with Polartec Alpha (Rab Strata Hoody, Westcomb Echo V...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
March 19, 1:03pm

recalled for quality concerns
> the concern with the newest Flash 62[2] /58 packs released just this spring has to do with quality. > In particular, an incorrect fabric was used in construction of part of the hip belt, ...

In GEAR » anybody hear what happened with the new REI Flash packs?
March 19, 12:51pm

Yes
It works. It is not as warm but also never really gets stuffy even when you overheat. Questions?

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
March 19, 12:36pm

Wash
Did you try washing and drying it? I find that when my fleece gets matted it's only a matter of a simple laundry cycle to bring it back.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 7:49am

go anyway
If you are miserable you can chalk it up to experience and character building. I've never once regretted going ahead with already-made plans due to weather. The above advice by And E is sou...

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 18, 10:52am

Seam sealing actually necessary?
Seam sealing my sil Duomid was going to be my weekend project, but then I remembered that my BD Megalite is not sealed either. (And works fine in the winter, anyway) Is it actually even necessary t...

In GEAR » Seam sealing actually necessary?
March 18, 7:00am

Re: Re: Yes
> So the MH breathes better. Is it also more waterproof? A loaded question. Water should not pass through any jacket like these. However, when a fabric is saturated with water on the outside,...

In GEAR » What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
March 15, 9:44pm

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