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Re: Marmot incline
Sounds kinda like the Rab Boreas, which DOES have DWR. The maybe OR Centrifuge..?

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 15, 8:42pm

FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
ONE pair of new-in-box Inov-8 Roclite 370 mid hiking boots. BPL favorite UL weight mid hiking boot @370g per boot. Lighter weight than most trail runners or approach shoes. Fast drying, highly brea...

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
February 15, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: DWR Down Ye or Nah
I think it is pretty well known that the wholesale price of high quality down has risen quite a bit in the last 18mos or so due to shortages and consumer pressure for ethical sourcing. Some of the ...

In GEAR » DWR Down Ye or Nah
February 15, 5:55am

Re: DWR Down Ye or Nah
Another DWR Down video out offering some more data points. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jHPiGWAQw I have to say after washing my EB Downlight 50 Stormrepel down jacket for the first time...

In GEAR » DWR Down Ye or Nah
February 14, 6:40pm

New OR Helium Pants and Helium HD Jacket
Now Helium 2 users having a comparable emergency UL rain pant using the Pertex Shield+ 30D fabric. 5.9oz / 166g for size Large. Basic feature set with ankle zips, rear zip pocket (hopefully a stuf...

In GEAR » New OR Helium Pantsand Helium HD Jacket
February 14, 2:34am

Re: Re: Return dilemma
But what if it IS DEFECTIVE and the company agrees? Lot's of products are covered by what seems overly generous warranties. The burden is on the company to decide if the claim is legit or not, ...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Return dilemma
Seriously, who cares what the BPL community says?! The clerk at your local REI makes the call assuming you can prove you purchased it new from them. If you feel you have a defective piece, why shou...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Thanks!
IIRC when the bags became EN-rated in the Fall2012 season, the fill weight spec for the #1, #3, and #5 increased as did total weight. But since 0F bags are outside the EN rating system they cannot ...

In GEAR » Montbell bag stretchiness
February 12, 8:33pm

Re: hole in the market
This MH merino-polypro blend is interesting. Wonder how it might differ from the merino 2-capilene blend Patagonia uses? The fabric still seems too heavy to dry fast in Winter if you ask me though....

In GEAR » Options for a Hooded merino long sleeve shirt
February 12, 1:44am

Re: Re: Great socks!
Maybe I should go into the toe sock reselling biz! I can buy synth toe socks here at our equivalent $1 stores in 2-packs.

In GEAR » injinji toe socks
February 11, 7:59pm

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