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"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

Re: All-in-one
when i referred to multiple layers it was more in the spirit of a thrown together layering mish mash because you've skimped on buying the right outer wear, similar to how the tow truck driver w...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 5:47pm

same here re upsizing
i wear l in most items and needed to go xl in ff's mid-weight jacket line.

In GEAR » FF Helios Jacket Sizing
December 06, 5:10pm

"I don't know if I want a super parka given that I don't know how long I'll be living up north."
i understand your thinking, but you don't necessarily buy a warm parka for how many times you are going to wear it, but for the times that you need it. the putting on and taking off of many m...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 4:26pm

"I use fleece as I would a sweater."
that's a great analogy and makes perfect sense. what we are referring to as a "fleece" is the technological evolution of the sweater. it wasn't too long ago that my prized oiled ...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 06, 12:18pm

"I'm not looking for cold weather use with fleece so much"
as with many, I've got my primary layering system dialed-in and built around a lightweight synthetic base layer, fleece hoodie (power stretch) and wind shirt (epic). depending on anticipated te...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 7:45pm

4 oz +/- 1/2 oz of primaloft may not cut it around town on the coldest days in Calgary without layering-up underneath
having spent the better part of a February in Calgary I can attest that single didget f° days are not unheard of. I'd opt for down. You can typically find a preowned ff volant with 11 oz of ...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 04, 9:51pm

acme = dryskin and mistral = dynamic, both schoeller
i've always looked at dryskin as a winter pants material and dynamic as a 3 season fabric. i'd wear the acme pants alone in a situation where i'd wear the mistral's with a light wei...

In GEAR » Pants Recomendations?
December 04, 2:34pm

mistrals are a great pair of pants, but
wait for a sale or be prepared to add another $50-.

In GEAR » Pants Recomendations?
December 04, 12:42pm

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