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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. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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basically, what others have said. A softshell is good for stretch, durability and breathability. For hiking and skiing I wouldn't use one just because they are so slow to dry and I also find th...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 30, 7:07am

initial impressions (wow)
I had store credit and a %20 off coupon, so I went ahead and bought myself a birthday puffy, and promptly took it on an overnight in indian peaks. The combination of breathability, stretch and warm...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
September 30, 5:46am

Paul, I'm interested in just the tarp. PM on the way.

In Gear Swap » FS: White ZPacks Hexamid solo plus tarp with beak & Hexanet
September 24, 3:55pm

scree etc.
I'm a huge fan of the marmot scree as well. Its a great balance of warmth, breathability/wind resistance, and stretch. Most of my winter activity is now on skis, so I got some nice thin dynafit...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 24, 12:32am

I'm moving into a duplex for my birthday
Yeah, my recent purchase, as with all my interactions with Joe and Matt have been top notch. I don't want to load any unfair expectations on them, but I put in an order for a duplex on friday, ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Customer Service
September 23, 5:21pm

WTB: $100 Patagonia Gift Card
Anyone have some store credit they'd like to part with. I'm not sure exactly how this works, but I think that you can transfer partial cards (?). I'm looking for $100 card for $75. Cheers.

In Gear Swap » WTB: $100 Patagonia Gift Card
September 23, 2:07am

Its similar warmth to the ex light jacket down/ loft wise, except warmer because you can seal in the heat with the hem, put on the hood and put your hands/arms in the kangaroo pocket. I'd compa...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 19, 4:12pm

booster vest
Eric covered the advantages quite well. I'd only add the SUL style cottage vests, like luke's ultralight or in my case borah gear vest work especially well as booster layers. If layered pro...

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 19, 2:46pm

so far so good
I like mine a lot. I had it for a long weekend of day hiking in the San Juan's with my girlfriend and its serves its somewhat niche function very well. For me that's a super light/compact p...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 19, 2:29pm

diff condtions/diff gear
For me it depends on the season. I went on a multiday back country ski trip in the San Juan's this April. We were camped up high where winter still clung to the peaks, and it slipped into the t...

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 17, 10:43pm

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