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Here's a rant
Generally, I find Outside reviews to be little more than marketing blurbs. They also tend to be geared for skiing, so I have little use for them. The reviews of the few items of interest to me (Na...

In GEAR » Top Apparel - Outside Buyers Guide Winter 2010 | Outside Online
February 02, 1:23pm

guide systems
If, like me, you can not freehand sharpen an edge that needs more than a good stropping, you might want to look into the guide systems. Lanksy is a cheap one that can work if you are careful, with ...

In GEAR » knife sharpening input needed
January 28, 5:34pm

Micropuff baggier
I have the older Hooded Mircopuff and DAS with the Delta fill, both in medium. Perhaps they have changed the sizing, but my Mircopuff is significantly baggier in fit when compared to the DAS. I ...

In GEAR » Sizing the DAS parka
January 15, 10:53am

my approach
I carry separate rock shoes if the trip involves a long approach and I will be leading 5th class rock (if I am following easy 5th, I can wear approach shoes and hang if needed). Think a hike into C...

In GEAR » Rock and snow climbing shoes - two pair?
January 09, 6:05pm

Powerstretch and Powerdry together.
Over the past 3 days I have worn Patagonia R .5 tights (Powerdry) under REI Powerstretch tights, under Mammut Champ pants (Schoeller Dryskin Extreme) for ice climbing in the Catskills and Adriondac...

In GEAR » Baselayer comparison: Polartec Powerdry v. Powerstretch
January 05, 9:56am

Terry, This is a bit dated, but has some comparative data. I have used Powershield and Powershield Light (gamma Mx) and find th...

In GEAR » Help me choose a softshell jacket
January 03, 5:31pm

Better comparison?
MB, given the weights I'd assume that the WM Meltdown is a better comparison to the Vapor... Richard, can you give any info on how they compare warmth wise? I have the microfiber shell used ...

In GEAR » Specs for Western Mountaineering Vapor jacket?
December 27, 11:59am

meltdown fill?
Brad, Sorry to drift a bit here, but I assume you meant that the Flash jacket has 3.5 ounces of fill... also, do you have any idea how much fill is in the Meltdown? I am surprised that the Vapor ...

In GEAR » Specs for Western Mountaineering Vapor jacket?
December 24, 11:19am

to clarify
There is nothing innovative (from the perspective of the outdoor end-user) about the fashion line... I was referring to the new harnesses and simply stating that the inclusion of street/urban/fashi...

In GEAR » Arc'teryx now makes office clothes.
December 16, 1:07am

still innovating
I have to agree with Nick that the idea is sound- the fabrics, attention to detail, micro-seams, and athletic cuts all could be used to make wonderful business-style clothing. Their Stealth jacket ...

In GEAR » Arc'teryx now makes office clothes.
December 15, 6:47pm

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