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while it's always driven by the conditions, for simplicity i like to layer on/off in a consistent manner
and for the most part it works. i'd start with my base (most breathable layer) and add my fleece(polartec power stretch) followed by the wind shirt (least breathable layer) and remove in that ...

In GEAR » Clothing System Help
December 03, 12:39pm

tall people need to compromise with many of the alpine assault style small footprint tents and at 88” for the chock solo you can’t really hope for more length.
one of the tricks is to put your shell jacket between the foot of your sleeping bag and the tent wall so it doesn't wet-out from touching. another is to make a pillow that prevents the head of...

In GEAR » ID Chock Solo
December 01, 4:34pm

not an issue taking the burner off while there's still gas in the can
for storage/packing and reattaching teh burner when you need it.

In GEAR » Two years, and I still have stupid questions.
November 26, 5:11pm

hwc - schoeller dynamic and dryskin are both non-membrane softshell materials.
for your 15-40 temp range the rei mistrals in dynamic or running tights would be perfect. the guys i know that ice climb and spend time on mountains for the most part avoid membrane soft shells fo...

In GEAR » Winter hiking pants
November 26, 5:01pm

+ 1 on the rei acme pants in dryskin
and for a lighter version rei has the mistral in schoeller dynamic. i'm a big fan of schoeller products and think they work just as advertised. a question to ask yourself is how hard will you ...

In GEAR » Winter hiking pants
November 26, 2:37pm

"once the temps plummet below 0°F, a double-walled expedition tent is luxurious for those nasty temps."
base camp situation, for multiple days, i can't disagree. it's not my typical style and the tent might not always be double-walled, but it will be bigger than my bd lighthouse. i do keep an...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 7:04pm

"Having a mesh inner will mean more air circulation and less condensation"
maybe in a no/consolidated snow situation, but otherwise have fun keeping the spindrift out. 4 season tents have solid inners for a reason. if you can't get enough ventilation by selectivly ope...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 1:56pm

bd lighthouse
a palace for one and cozy for two, but adding the vestibule makes a big difference. there a some folks that have nothing nice to say about this tent, but my experiences have been positive taking i...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 1:00pm

Re: Re: ID E-Vent bivy zipper
Steve - Thanks. I've always had that in teh back f my mind. Nice to see that others have already done it.

In GEAR » Add a side zipper to a bivy
November 15, 8:00am

ID E-Vent bivy zipper
Steve - Do you have the ID overbag that just has the draw-string closure?

In GEAR » Add a side zipper to a bivy
November 14, 3:12pm

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