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Is Backpacking Dying?
http://gearjunkie.com/backpacking-participation-is-dying Another friend of mine – well-educated, well-read, in his late 40s, but de facto homeless, without a car, an inveterate hitchhiker, an ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is Backpacking Dying?
July 23, 11:19am

Re: Re: RE: Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag
feathered friends arent en-tested and the current wrens anyways are a different beast from the hagloffs http://featheredfriends.com/rock-wren-down-sleeping-bag.html ;)

In GEAR » "Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag"
July 16, 6:38pm

Re: Re: "Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag"
A ZPack is -1°C and weighs 397 grams , with a 3/4 zipper. zpacks aint en-rated ... haglofs would be often when manufacturers start testing to en-ratings ... they often need to add more insul...

In GEAR » "Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag"
July 16, 5:51pm

Read this to understand en-ratings and the differences There a HUGE difference between the lower limit rating and the "comfort" rating for instance https://www.mammut.ch/images/Mamm...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Recommendation - Women's
July 09, 2:06am

Make sure the spikes dont rotate on you when yr walking, that is your hoe isnt rotating in the rubber holder ... In a bad case if can totally slip around If they do its too loose or the wrong sh...

In GEAR » Kahtoola Microspikes fit properly?
June 30, 2:28pm

Dead bird
The dead bird cierzo doesnt last too long with its 100D nylon sides I blew through mine in a few months The manufacturer isnt what matters generally for well built packs (except for the warra...

In GEAR » Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
June 30, 2:24pm

a 4 oz SOL heatsheets bivy in the summer or on rock climbs a blizzard when it gets cold as to trees/leaves/etc ... you might get injured above the tree line and not be able to build one so...

In GEAR » Seeking advice on emergency insulation for unplanned overnights
June 20, 1:02am

i almost ALWAYS buy dead bird for 50% off ... if you are in canada ... http://www.thelasthunt.com/ ;)

In GEAR » Discounts on Arc'teryx items?
June 18, 10:56am

i have quite a few pieces of dead bird and the fit can vary a bit depending on the purpose of the piece i usually wear small or medium ... fleeces are almost always small, while softshells are a...

In GEAR » Arc'teryx Squamish vs Arc'teryx Alpha SL fit comparison
June 18, 10:52am

Cut the sleeves off an old used 100wt fleece jacket You can often find em cheap at thrift stores Or get a cheap light fleece vest at a discount store Shouldnt costs more than 30$ even new ...

In GEAR » Lightweight fleece vest
June 05, 11:17am

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm