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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. Also a snapper of many photos. Check out my instagram for short visual trip reports and such.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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I think I driclime fits your criteria well. If you're marching (or skiinning) up hill for a while, it might get too hot, but for intermittent windy (alpine) conditions at 30, the driclime with ...

In GEAR » Rab Strata or Marmot DriClime for 30 degree temps?
October 16, 11:47pm

I've thought this piece would be a good additional cold weather action layer as well. The driclime stuff is great, and can be worn through a pretty broad temp range in my experience. The wickin...

In GEAR » marmot stride vest
October 09, 11:58pm

RX100 vs. LX100
I think that LX100 will probably top the RX100 in terms of image quality, and if you like taking portraits or shots with narrow depth of field, than the lx would be the obvious choice. I have the R...

In GEAR » New camera
October 09, 6:28pm

Vapour-Rise Pants
I got the VR pants, something I probably wouldn't think to get if they weren't for $50, but they seem like they'll make a great winter action pant for skiing and hiking. They weigh less...

In Gear Deals » Campsaver's The Shed (and Rab sale)
October 09, 1:36am

I know you're looking for a vest, Mike, but this is a very light synthetic jacket, I think < 6oz, made for exactly what you're describing.

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 09, 12:47am

Hi Alex, I didn't tinker with the frame sheet a whole lot, but it seemed quite stiff by virtue of a removable aluminum frame that goes behind a soft/supportive ventilated mesh and foam backpane...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 09, 12:20am

rain shell
@woubeir yes, I wear my rain jacket over just a base layer and occasionally over a light puffy jacket. I usually wear an M or L, but went with an L for better coverage and enough room for a puffy l...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 08, 2:50pm

Re: Re: thickness and warmth
@Woubeir Yes, I deliberately bought a shell that would fit me well when worn in the rain over a base layer and over a puffy (without compression) for additional warmth.

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 08, 6:18am

late to the party
I can see this thread is a little old, but there are some cool ideas here. The list looks great, mike, and short of suggesting buying new gear, I'd only suggest leaving behind the cap 4's, ...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day run/fastpack- help trim the fat! :)
October 08, 3:50am

thickness and warmth
Just giving you my subjective feeling about it, but it seems a bit loftier than the nanopuff, and similarly warm under a shell. It feels about as warm as my arc nuclei, but cooler than the rab xeno...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 08, 3:01am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am