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double or single boots?
if dbl's, with a modern closed cell foam liner you don't really need a vbl. you also do't need a thick sock/socks for insulation unless you are going to be in extreme cold. with eithe...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » What socks do you use?
December 23, 9:56pm

what do you consider "quite expensive?" also, have you given any thought to what your last layer will be when at stopped
if you are going to wear hard shell pants, i'd skip the second layer of pants. depending on how hot you run, you might want to think about mid-weight fleece. you can find soft shell pant from...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking pants?
December 23, 8:39am

I like the epic encapsulated fabric for wind shirts
On most occasions I will ditch my hard shell and just take my wild things wind shirt in epic. It breaths better than any hard shell and is sufficiently water resistant for my purposes. I did seal...

In GEAR » Arc'teryx TWEAVE 520e, 518c, LF544 and similar soft shell/wind jacket materials: opinion sought
December 18, 10:24pm

"Not wind resistant" that's not a bad feature
i find that windstopper or the like fleece hats don't breath sufficently for my taste if i am exerting myself at any level. if wind is an issue, i put on the hood of my wind shirt. I find tha...

In GEAR » Winter hiking hat
December 16, 10:38pm

turtle fur ear band and boonie hat
not my best look, but you get the idea. if i've got a solid head of steam-on, moving fast and going up hill, this combination will keep me in my comfort range. my head might be cool, but it wo...

In GEAR » Winter hiking and perspiration
December 15, 6:06pm


In User Test Forum » test
December 15, 5:52pm

" I don't wear the jacket but drape it over me under the quilt"
this is the way to go, otherwise you're compressing the insulation that you are sleeping on top of. also, pull the arms through the jacket or drape the jacket inside out so that you get the be...

In GEAR » Sleeping on a cold night. How would you configure..
December 09, 12:14pm

i'm happy with my volant and have had it sub-0*f
in the single digits layered with a light weight synthetic base, power stretch hoddie and wind shirt and in the negative teens with no wind shirt or hoodie, but adding a 60 gm primaloft hooded jac...

In Winter Hiking » Jacket Selection
December 08, 12:18pm

"You could still get high winds, blowing snow, and cold temps, even in June."
That's an understatment. June can be a really tricky month on Rainier. I summited the 3rd week in June a couple of years ago and when we topped-out it was a beautiful bluebird day with a 30 mp...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Is a softshell jacket necessary?
December 07, 9:49pm

the guide companies have a pretty good idea of what works and generally need to be conservative
Also, they are bombarded with calls requesting deviations from their clothing list and it's much easier for them to say no over the phone or by email. On the route you're likely to be ta...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Is a softshell jacket necessary?
December 07, 7:36pm

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