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"Not wind resistant" that's not a bad feature
i find that windstopper or the like fleece hats don't breath sufficently for my taste if i am exerting myself at any level. if wind is an issue, i put on the hood of my wind shirt. I find tha...

In GEAR » Winter hiking hat
December 16, 10:38pm

turtle fur ear band and boonie hat
not my best look, but you get the idea. if i've got a solid head of steam-on, moving fast and going up hill, this combination will keep me in my comfort range. my head might be cool, but it wo...

In GEAR » Winter hiking and perspiration
December 15, 6:06pm


In User Test Forum » test
December 15, 5:52pm

" I don't wear the jacket but drape it over me under the quilt"
this is the way to go, otherwise you're compressing the insulation that you are sleeping on top of. also, pull the arms through the jacket or drape the jacket inside out so that you get the be...

In GEAR » Sleeping on a cold night. How would you configure..
December 09, 12:14pm

i'm happy with my volant and have had it sub-0*f
in the single digits layered with a light weight synthetic base, power stretch hoddie and wind shirt and in the negative teens with no wind shirt or hoodie, but adding a 60 gm primaloft hooded jac...

In Winter Hiking » Jacket Selection
December 08, 12:18pm

"You could still get high winds, blowing snow, and cold temps, even in June."
That's an understatment. June can be a really tricky month on Rainier. I summited the 3rd week in June a couple of years ago and when we topped-out it was a beautiful bluebird day with a 30 mp...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Is a softshell jacket necessary?
December 07, 9:49pm

the guide companies have a pretty good idea of what works and generally need to be conservative
Also, they are bombarded with calls requesting deviations from their clothing list and it's much easier for them to say no over the phone or by email. On the route you're likely to be ta...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Is a softshell jacket necessary?
December 07, 7:36pm

Re: All-in-one
when i referred to multiple layers it was more in the spirit of a thrown together layering mish mash because you've skimped on buying the right outer wear, similar to how the tow truck driver w...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 5:47pm

same here re upsizing
i wear l in most items and needed to go xl in ff's mid-weight jacket line.

In GEAR » FF Helios Jacket Sizing
December 06, 5:10pm

"I don't know if I want a super parka given that I don't know how long I'll be living up north."
i understand your thinking, but you don't necessarily buy a warm parka for how many times you are going to wear it, but for the times that you need it. the putting on and taking off of many m...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 4:26pm

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