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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Just in time. I don't leave until this afternoon. The other thread helped. I'll try the vest.

In GEAR » Wearing a fleece vest?
January 06, 8:01am

Wearing a fleece vest?
So I'm heading out tomorrow and the temperature for the hiking part of Saturday and Sunday could be in the 40s, but with the potential to drop into the 30s, or even up to the low 50s at low ele...

In GEAR » Wearing a fleece vest?
January 05, 8:58pm

Cheaper Option
I love merino wool baselayers and merino wool/synthetic blends even more. If for the durability alone, a little cyborg is good. My personal favorites are from the Icebreaker GT line (a little spa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab MeCo Baselayers Review
January 04, 2:34pm

Re: Condensation Issues
Properly vented, I've had no condensation issues with my MLD Duomid. Even in total storm pitch against the ground it's been fine.

In GEAR » Suggestions for Ultralite winter shelter under $200
January 01, 6:43pm

Re: EN13537 vs US based Temp ratings
Due to this, I love the fact that we can ask each other what works in what conditions. It's how I've chosen most of my gear. Better than any rating. Thank you to all for piping up with y...

In GEAR » EN13537 vs US based Temp ratings
December 24, 2:22pm

Re: Low End Comfort Level for Insulated Pants
I use Montbell Down Inner pants down to single digits, but in conjunction with FF down booties, Icebreaker 260 baselayer, and REI Mistral pants. I tend to run cold and would consider a warmer insu...

In Winter Hiking » Low End Comfort Level for Insulated Pants
December 24, 1:09pm

Otter Creek WV
I'm going out with an experienced UL style group Jan 6-8 to cover 30 miles or so. PM if interested.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for backpacking partner(s) [mid-Atlantic region]
December 23, 9:53am

Under the VBL liner?
@Matt Dickstein: Do you wear your primaloft layer under your VBL liner? How does this work out?

In Winter Hiking » Please describe your winter sleep system
December 21, 4:29pm

Re: winter sleep system
Down to single digits/4,000 feet: -Jacks R Better High Sierra Sniveller Quilt -Exped Downmat 9 -Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka -Montbell UL Down Inner Pants -FF Down Booties -OR Alpine mi...

In Winter Hiking » Please describe your winter sleep system
December 21, 2:50pm

I appreciate the advice. My bar is set low right now: I just want to get out for a night. It's killing me coming to Oregon once a year to visit my wife's family and not getting out.

In Winter Hiking » Need PNW Help - Backpacking the Columbia River Gorge End of December
December 19, 5:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm