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Re: Re: Re: Capilene
Anton, I wouldn't give up hope on synthetics just because of Capilene 2. I've also had to get rid of a Cap2 shirt because it smelled bad, but have had much better success with other fabrics...

In GEAR » Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
December 14, 11:10am

Re: Layering Advice
My winter layering system is very similar. The only difference is a warmer static puffy (Mirage instead of Nano Puff). Cap 3 base layer Cap 4 hoody R2 vest Windshirt Big puffy jacket (Mont...

In GEAR » Layering Advice
December 12, 12:26am

Re: Re: Re: Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
Craig, I can't speak for the overboots but I'm in and out of my snowshoes all the time. I wear GTX boots with gaiters and it works perfectly. My gaiters aren't waterproof (just nylon wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 12, 12:22am

Re: hatchet vs large survival knife?
Yes, I've stopped carrying a hatchet these days and instead I bring a Celtic broadsword. It batons wood well and also is great for slaying those pesky trolls.

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 11, 11:49pm

Re: 2 pole option
Yes, it is possible to cant one pole, but it is less stable. Use a strong pole.

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
December 09, 10:37am

Re: Re: Duo Quilt and TS - inverted V

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
December 08, 11:47pm

Re: Duo Quilt and TS - inverted V
Handles up - you want the tips to dig into the ground for stability. I don't use anything to attach the handles, I just carefully stack them so they stay in place. There must be a clever way to...

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
December 08, 11:42pm

Re: Really light wind shirts
Check out the TNF Verto. Mine is a couple years old and works great. 2.7 oz for a men's large. I bike to work in mine every day. It sheds light precip well and the breathability is good.

In GEAR » Really light wind shirts
December 08, 11:39pm

Re: Duo Quilt and TS
Yes Theo, my wife and I do it all the time. I bring an extra pole (3 total) and set up the inside as an inverted V. 135-140 cm is about right for the pole length. It works great - even more room th...

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
December 08, 11:34pm

Re: SUL toothbrush
Whiskey. It's multi-use and you can be sure I'd be bringing it anyway.

In GEAR » SUL toothbrush
December 03, 9:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm