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FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
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In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
May 25, 7:18pm

Re: montbell od compact dripper
It works as well as any pour over method that does not use paper filters. The mesh is very fine, certainly MUCH FINER than any metal filter, so sludge is minimized. Most of the oils will pass too, ...

In GEAR » montbell od compact dripper
May 23, 9:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Anyone ever try Mountain Hardwear Integral Zip Shirt baselayer?
There was a thread on this baselayer a few months ago. I think Serge got one but sent it back. I looked at them a few days ago to at the MH Japan flagships store too. Zip was not as deep as I would...

In GEAR » Anyone ever try Mountain Hardwear Integral Zip Shirt baselayer?
May 22, 4:30am

Re: Snowdonia
Thanks everyone for the links and ideas. Would like to do at least 1 challenging hike/climb. Still getting my head around the relatively low altitudes of the mountains there. Most of my hiking in J...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 4:44pm

Re: Recommended walks near London UK
Hmm, the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge might be something I will try. My weekly training hike in the Tokyo foothills is ~17km with ~1200m of total ascent that I can do in just under 5hrs with a 8kg p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 5:34am

Re: Re: Re: Re: roclite 295s
Maybe time to reconsider the Innov-8 loyalties and try something else? For example, both the Salomon Synapse and NB Leadville MT1210 are highly rated, similarly lightweight with 8mm drop, wide toe ...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 21, 2:37am

Recommended walks near London UK
Looks like I will have some extended time in London from early June - mid-July to do recon for our end-of-Summer relocation. With ~6 weeks, I'm sure to have some free time for taking in the cou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 1:35am

Re: Good (big!) camera backpack?
If you want a camera hauling specific backpack, Gura Gear and Clik Elite makes some pretty good ones albeit quite expensive. Otherwise, a panel loader like the Granite Gear Aji can be made to work ...

In Photography » Good (big!) camera backpack?
May 20, 6:37am

Re: Polartec Power Wool
The beta testing in Japan for this new Power Wool seems to show promise. http://iceclimbingjapan.com/2014/05/01/polartec-power-wool/

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 19, 4:49am

Re: Re: Re: RE: Need help from the ladies to help select a down jacket for my wife.
The OR Incandescent down hoody is similar to the Rab Infinity but better featured with a longer cut. It can be found on sale a bit cheaper too, ~$120 or less.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help from the ladies to help select a down jacket for my wife.
May 18, 6:51pm

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