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Re: Black Diamond Crag Softshell
That jacket using Polartec Windbloc which has a polyurethane laminate in it. Basically it'll have the same low breathability as a cheap PU rain jacket but isn't "waterproof" becau...

In Winter Hiking » Black Diamond Crag Softshell
February 11, 5:43pm

Re: probably too warm out
I agree that it was probably too warm to test. I' always surprised at how not warm I am when wearing a giant parka inside. Also your ground insulation could play a role, if it was not adequ...

In GEAR » Use of insulated jacket in a sleep system: benefit or detriment?
February 08, 7:46pm

Re: MYOG Gone Bad
It's karma for leaving you behind on the trip ;) Yeah 5 years sounds pretty good for any UL gear that supports weight. I bet you'll be able to fix the pack when she gets back though, right?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Gone Bad
February 08, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Dirtbag Crosswire welding
Look at turning microwave transformers into welders. It's doable and relatively cheap if you've got the tools. At the same time it's a quick way to see whether Darwin's theories app...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dirtbag Crosswire welding
February 03, 6:29pm

Re: Another 'YMMV' issue
The UL down parka I had was amazing. I used it on nearly every trip and it was warmer than a 300wt fleece but much lighter. I could push it to near freezing with heavier base layers, but not much f...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 30, 11:43am

Re: Re: Re: Some OR questions
Eric, I think a lot of this is a push towards higher performance at less long term use, like using UL materials that are strong but not bomber. Which basically means it is just slightly more justif...

January 24, 10:23am

Re: WTB: Insulated Pants
For the record the Montbell Thermawrap pants run long. I'm a 32" inseam and the pants are just long enough to trail on the ground if I have thin soled shoes on (not an issue for the intend...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Insulated Pants
January 23, 12:50pm

Re: Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
Hmmm, interesting. From just handling the material of the two I feel the R1 would be warmer overall. Now in a static environment, or with a wind shell, the cap4 could indeed be warmer since it h...

In GEAR » Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
January 19, 8:29pm

Re: Montbell UL vs UL Tech down pants... significant weight difference..
Two different pants for different use. The UL pant is just a fleece replacement (even says so in the marketing). The UL Tec is a mountain pant with features necessary/useful for alpine climbing. Na...

In GEAR » Montbell UL vs UL Tech down pants... significant weight difference..
January 19, 8:19pm

Re: @ Charley
The atmosphere of any (sub)urban environment usually has enough crap in it to kill you prematurely. Getting into the woods and breathing fresh air more than compensates for some minor leachate from...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon Fiber Pot Lid; Food safe question
January 15, 7:02pm

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