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all the same thing
All of the Sawyers are essentially the same filter packaged differently. The Mini has integrated inline hose fittings to splice into a hydration tube but you can buy fittings for the Squeeze to do ...

In GEAR » Finally need to buy a water filter, have REI dividend, what to get?
March 20, 11:21am

After a year and many hikes later, I finally feel capable of commenting on the "new" 30D fabric. I have only briefly experienced the old 20D fabric of the 2013 model but I don't consi...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Squamish 2014 Update
March 17, 9:52am

Sorry, I missed that. I'll do you one better since I wore my Squamish today. On my size L, the cuff, flattened out, is 5.5", for a circumference of 11". That's with the velcro ope...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Squamish 2014 Update
March 17, 9:29am

a few
Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket and Quasar Lite would be at the top of my list. They also make pretty darn light sleeping bags (Phantom 0 is nice) and if you have any winter aspirations consi...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear spree
March 12, 10:07am

carry fewer
I don't really like small lockers that much. They are tough to clove hitch and make terrible masterpoints. This is underscored for me when I climb on my buddy's rack- made exclusively of Wi...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 11, 2:40pm

ill take it
If this is still available I'll take it.

In Gear Swap » FS: Oware Hot Weather Bivy
March 10, 9:39pm

Out of curiosity I went to go take a look at my nearby store. I think most here would like it very much. It seems to have similar breathability to my well used 2014 Squamish. I didn't have m...

In GEAR » Uniqlo Light Hooded Jacket
March 10, 9:29pm

Alpha and FullRange
In my experience with both Alpha and FullRange, I am disinclined to wear them for hiking as I heat up and sweat very quickly, and having a backpack on I am unable to vent moisture through what must...

In GEAR » Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody)
March 10, 9:47am

Beta Lt
You're probably looking for the Beta LT. It's lightweight, breathable and still uses the latest PU free Gore Tex Pro fabric. It's very durable too.

In GEAR » Hardshells, too many choices
March 07, 9:07pm

buy and try
You're probably buying it from REI, right? There's a 1-year, no questions asked return policy at REI. Keep your receipt if you're a non-member. Then go out and see if the bag work...

In GEAR » Marmot Verve 42
February 27, 9:02am

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