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Me too
That happened to me on my dead bird phase SL boxers. Only used revivex synthetic cleaner, and air dried. They are about 5 years old....but still....bummer.

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 05, 12:14pm

Thanks for the reality check
It's not that I mind snowshoes...its carrying them 220 miles that seems hard. Was hoping to start in either in sept or May to avoid the crowds/mosquitos. Sept was my original plan...but some ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 04, 12:49am

Jmt in May?
Just curious, anyone ever try the JMT in May? I know it depends on the year...but...yeah...just curious if it was doable without snowshoes/skis. I'm ok with crampons...are mosquitos bad then?...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 03, 8:56pm

MTR, Reds, resupply questions
Hey all, a bit early for this I suppose, but I'm finally doing the JMT next Sept and I have some dumb questions about resupply points. 1. Can you mail your buckets back home after you get yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » MTR, Reds, resupply questions
December 03, 5:36pm

It's custom
It's a custom parka so you need to send him a message to make one. For on the move in the sierras I agree it's too much warmth. But once I get into camp this will be awesome when temps ...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 26, 1:34am

MIrage on left, Goosefeet on right. Tried to show you the difference in loft. The goose feet jacket feels MUCH puffier. The mirage has some extras I won't really miss, like a thicker zip...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 11:00pm

No idea..but it's real
No idea how the heck he did it. I own a MB mirage as well, and the goosefeet jack is substantially warmer and feels about 30% more puffy. The mirage is a little baggy on me, while goosefeet par...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 10:32pm

Box wall :)
It box wall construction. Definitely the warmest jacket I've ever worn. I believe it's pertex quantum 10d. Sorry, not a real fabric expert, but whatever it is it's awesome. The per...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 10:14pm

12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
That's right...7 oz of downtek in a 12.8 oz down parka. Perfect quality, full zip with pockets, and tailored to my size. (Usually size med). Cheers to Ben at goosefeet for making this awesom...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 6:33pm

Very interesting
Wow! Very interesting. The most I've done in the sierras was 90 miles and my shoes were I'm pretty naive in this area, However, I put ~80 Sierra miles on my cascadias in the la...

In GEAR » Life expectancy of Cascadia 9's?
November 18, 11:00pm

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