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Re: Re: Re: What's the purpose of camp shoes?
Patrick....take a deep breath and relax, man. Didn't you see my little winky face??? Just having a little fun during an idle moment. "Pretty ironic that your plugged into the matrix ra...

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 05, 9:35am

Re: What's the purpose of camp shoes?
Because people are addicted to "stuff" in their everyday life which is then carried over to their backpacking? Otzi and Ishi didn't need special camp shoes. Just say'n...... ...

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 05, 8:22am

Re: western mountaineering down pants?
I was in the same boat: MB or WM. I went with WM. It's been a few yrs but it seems I did for the reasons you mentioned. I use them for what you mention too...and they are really nice. However, ...

In GEAR » western mountaineering down pants?
July 24, 8:27am

Re: How do you find the Vireo?
Hope I didn't come across as trying to sell you on the idea of the Vireo. Just sharing what I finally did. :-) I've only used my custom Vireo a couple of times...once above freezing and ...

In GEAR » Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
July 23, 10:13am

Re: Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
I love the theory behind the quilt. And they are obviously popular with some. I pondered the ol' question, "quilt or bag" for ~2 yrs. The final nail in the quilt coffin was driven in ...

In GEAR » Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
July 23, 8:45am

Anyone using the Inov-8 TrailRoc 150s? How about the Bare-Grip 200?
In looking for a replacement for my Vivo Breathos, due to the short lived sole, Mark Verber pointed out the TrailRoc 150s. How many miles are people getting from these before the lugs on the sol...

In GEAR » Anyone using the Inov-8 TrailRoc 150s? How about the Bare-Grip 200?
July 21, 9:33am

Re: Re: Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
Justin, Haven't tried the Neo Trails. They appear to have the same rubber compound. They were a tad heavier than I wanted too....plus I like the idea of having something more breathable. ...

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
July 14, 2:07pm

Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
I love the Vivo Breathos...and was very happy to have found a shoe like them. I can't justify a shoe I can only get 75 miles out of though before the lugs are gone....and that's mostly on t...

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
July 14, 8:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: more info
Stephen, My Summerlite is a long. I had a regular length Highlite and it was too tight, lengthwise, for my liking.

In GEAR » Adding overfill to a Summerlite
July 13, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: more info
"I found the Summerlite and Ultralite a bit tight and not suitable for layering..." I can wear my WM Flash jacket in my Summerlite without feeling at all tight. But, I'm 6' and...

In GEAR » Adding overfill to a Summerlite
July 13, 1:22pm

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