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Re: thanks
On the move R1 is way too hot in my experience. Cap 4 is about the most versatile clothing piece for cool-cold weather that exists. It can go from just taking a cool edge off without being too ho...

In GEAR » R1 or Cap 4?
December 11, 9:44am

DP2 Merrill
Hey Doug, Just wanted to give you some thoughts on the Sigma. I've been using one since last March and overall if it fits your style of photography it's pretty unbeatable for the price/si...

In Photography » Video tips for the outdoors?
December 10, 12:29pm

The nobul2 doesn't leak any down. I've used my quilt for probably 60+ nights and there might be a plumule here or there but it's good n downproof. For down stuff, it's the best th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Jacket
December 06, 2:49pm

Re: Thanks
Nice work! The nobul2 is really nice. I made a quilt with it and am really happy with it. I'm actually just starting a parka with M50 (I think I bought it a while back before the nobul2 was ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Jacket
December 06, 2:18pm

Re: Flat EXPed UL 7
I'd suggest giving the valves a good cleaning. I used a Synmat UL for a while and gave up on it because it's impossible where I usually hike to keep sand out of the valves. Seems like any...

In GEAR » Flat EXPed UL 7
December 06, 2:09pm

Re: re: HITRR conditions
I heard that HITTR road is now passable all the way to the bottom in a 4WD. Don't know about side roads. As far as the Roost, I know someone who was headed to do Twin Corral/Sam's Mesa Bo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion Alternative
October 02, 6:26pm

Re: re: Dark Canyon area
That sounds like a good loop. Looking forward to hearing how it goes. I'd love to join you for a trip or at least a beer when you're down in these parts sometime. I'll be out of th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon: Allen route
October 01, 9:18pm

Re: Dark Canyon: Allen route
I haven't done the whole thing but I've been in the area a few times and I think there's probably better loops in the area. I don't know if you've been in Dark but the best stuf...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon: Allen route
September 30, 10:38pm

Re: Re: re: Trailroc 235s
I don't have any experience with the Vivos or 150s but I've been using the 235s and while not ideal, they're probably the best shoes I've used. The key is getting the newer blue on...

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
September 16, 11:52pm

Re: Re: Removing Black Diamond Trekking Pole Grips
Clayton I put GG grips on BD alpine carbon corks, which are 18mm. It's pretty tough to get them all the way on, but some adhesive helps to lubricate them and eventually they'll go. I used...

In GEAR » Removing Black Diamond Trekking Pole Grips
May 18, 9:33am

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