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down collar
The Helium does not have a draft collar but does utilize a down "face muff" that effectively seals the hood opening. I like it... Is the WM worth the extra 100? Not sure... the quality...

In GEAR » Marmot Helium
May 19, 2:02pm

UL rack
Nice! Am I seeing the old style BD Hotwires and Camp Nano's? What are you going to use for slings- Mammut Contact?

In GEAR » Climbing Rack
May 17, 2:32pm

Here are two options: Also, Nunatak and JRB...

In GEAR » down hood?
May 04, 3:30pm

one pack or two
I'm very impressed if you could get a 6 day trip with full climbing gear down to 45 pounds... Of the packs you cited, I'd drop the Granite gear and get a Cilogear NWD 20 at 8 ounces, or...

In GEAR » Pack for backpacking AND climbing?
April 22, 5:00pm

I can only comment on the Antelope- you don't need any extra fill for it to be a reliable zero degree bag. I use a long version in Northeast winters, and it is very well filled (2lbs 10ounces i...

In GEAR » 0 down bags
April 18, 3:46pm

a review...
I assumed you were following the Ebay auction for the Whittaker, which is why I did not recommend other packs (nothing else comes close to the price, and you can return it). In case you have not...

In GEAR » Jansport Pack Question.
April 07, 8:07pm

experience with similar pack
I do not have the Whittaker, but do have a Jansport Endeavor Pro 8000 that uses the same suspension and similar materials. The only real differences are some features (pockets, attachment points) a...

In GEAR » Jansport Pack Question.
April 07, 4:47pm

A piece of posterboard folded in half and taped- just enough to cover the blade. Then store the knife in your pack where it won't be jostled too much. I think the problem may be that people ...

In GEAR » Knives - It's the sheath that weighs
March 31, 11:40pm

My system
Yes, if you roll with the bag you can prevent breathing into the hood (to a degree at least, I always tend to cover my nose/mouth regardless). Here is what I do: for winter I use a thicker, more...

In GEAR » wetting out a down bag
March 25, 10:10pm

WM details...
Tom has good advice- I had both the WM Versalite and now own the Microfiber Antelope. They are essentially the same bag, just with different shells and ounces of down (same cut and design). For tem...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Research
March 21, 7:27pm

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