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Arc'Teryx Ramparts
The deadbird Ramparts are on the heavier side of your range at 8.6oz for 30x32s. But with that I've never gotten a snag or tear in them and they look near brand new after the last few years of ...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 24, 1:21pm

Re: footwear for Torres Del Paine
Normal shoes with NRS Hydroskins (ultra thin neoprene) for soggy conditions. Slim fitting, light and warm. Great if you need them, even greater if they just stay in the pack for insurance. Just mak...

In GEAR » Footwear for Torres del Paine?
March 22, 10:11pm

Re: Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
Get a wide graduated cylinder, weigh out a small bit and fill 'er up. Then put a light weight on top and measure. Do a little dimensional analysis and you should have ball park figure. Otherwi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 20, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Extending a 30 Degree Bag to the mid to low 20s
I doubt it'll get in the low 20s. AZ has been very warm this winter and we're not predicted to have any cool weather any time soon. Tucson is around mid 50s at night and even if you're ...

In GEAR » Extending a 30 Degree Bag to the mid to low 20s
March 17, 3:40pm

Re: ua
The phase sl likely is too light for 3 season hiking, especially if you're worried about warmth. I have an SL and use it year round as a baselayer because it wicks so well (great evap cooler in...

In GEAR » Sub-5 oz long sleeve baselayer shirt for 3 season hiking
March 09, 8:57pm

Re: HMG 50%
Technically typos like that are protected under false advertisement/consumer protection laws (in other words they have to honor the deal for stock in hand or however many orders they take) but prob...

In Gear Deals » HMG 50%
March 07, 9:44am

Re: HMG 50%
HMG isn't even listed under their brands anymore...

In Gear Deals » HMG 50%
March 07, 9:00am

Re: All over
When there is less cheap down available from China, then people have to go to other sources, even if more expensive, such as EU geese. Thus a shortage in one area puts pressure on the supply in oth...

In GEAR » Down more expensive?
March 02, 6:42pm

Re: Re: Warm hiker, cold camper layering question
A mirage would be plenty warm for what you expect to see, and very light too. That plus a cheap/light Target fleece (under $20) should probably cover much of your proposed hiking conditions give yo...

In GEAR » Warm hiker, cold camper layering question
February 27, 3:45pm

Re: Treecamp & Snowstorm Extravaganza!!!
Sounds fun, I'd just caution making sure you use big branches to anchor to. Your selection looks pretty secure. If the temp is cold enough for long enough the limbs could freeze and become brit...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Treecamp & Snowstorm Extravaganza!!!
February 24, 6:27pm

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