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Re: Black Diamond Cold Forge Parka / PrimaLoft & down
Haven't tried it but I'm of the same mindset. Synthetic sucks less when it is wet out and it's cheaper. Those two facts offset the weight and durability issues Down is lighter, wa...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Cold Forge Parka / PrimaLoft & down
November 13, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Fire Maple Stoves
Holy schnikey! The one day I don't check the gear deals forum lol.

In Gear Deals » Fire Maple Stoves
November 12, 7:12pm

Re: Blimey
I'm thinking the 10% copper is the brass thanks to engrish. Also looking at one of the pictures, looks like just aluminum threads...unless they're titanium! ;)

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
November 10, 12:22am

Re: Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
If you're using it for active cold/wet conditions, the Atom LT is a staple. Fleece panels for dumping heat but light and warm. If you're using it for more stationary warmth, anything with P...

In GEAR » Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
November 06, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Which arcteryx hardshell?
Justin, when I was your size I was a perfect Arc' small. I find their chest measurements to be spot on. Also, you can always email to get actual chest measurements. I did this and they were ver...

In GEAR » Which arcteryx hardshell?
November 06, 9:14pm

Re: You probably don't know what you're talking about...
If you count conservative midwesterners or the white left/right coasters moving to the SouthWest, then the immigration numbers are a little more accurate for my region. My family stole this land fa...

In Chaff » You probably don't know what you're talking about...
November 03, 8:13am

Re: Rapid Series Tents
Too complicated, I just use my drones to keep my tent up. The batteries though are back breaking.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rapid Series Tents
November 02, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: MB
I was surprised too! Probably as much construction as fabric. Wind may have found it way in through the seams. Still I definitely crossed the Charles on a number of occasions and felt the wind r...

In GEAR » Best around town puffy coat?
October 31, 11:08pm

Re: Re: Walking in minimal shoes
The OP mentions a 0 drop shoe so I think his definition is on the far end of the spectrum of minimal, where 9mm drops are consider entry level. I've done plenty of hikes with 9mm and think it&#...

In GEAR » Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
October 31, 8:27pm

Re: Re: MB
Lightly insulated leather jacket with a hoodie underneath. Sure I live in the desert, but I survived the snowiest and coldest winters Boston had seen in decades with this get up. Emphasis on "...

In GEAR » Best around town puffy coat?
October 31, 8:22pm

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