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Diane Pinkers (dipink) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western Washington
About Me I started backpacking again in 2008, after a long hiatus---I haven't been since I was a kid. Loving learning about a different way to hike---backpacking was no fun when I was a teen-ager, stuff was too heavy! Completed my dream of hiking the Wonderland Trail in 2010, now onto more hikes in the Cascades and Olympics.

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Patagonia fit
Something else that had put me off the Cap 4 were the complaints about fit. In particular, reviews complaining about the length and the shirt not staying tucked in. They were mostly centered aroun...

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 03, 9:48am

first aid app
In the Washington Trails magazine, they recommended several smart phone apps, one of which is the Red Cross First Aid app. It's intended for folks who really have no clue about first aid, and m...

In GEAR » first aid app
January 03, 9:31am

cap 4
I had wondered about the Capilene 4, but the description "expedition weight" threw me. My winter excursions are hardly expeditions, believe me. Now, to find a sale!

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 03, 9:24am

Which capilene weight?
I have long been an enthusiast of wool baselayers. However, I hike in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm coming to the conclusion that maybe I should try a synthetic baselayer--faster drying might...

In GEAR » Which capilene weight?
January 02, 9:42pm

vest mod
Sounds good, Owen, especially at that price. I didn't want a collar on mine. Collar and cuff buildup is a pet peeve of mine when layering.

In GEAR » Active vest
December 22, 7:05am

melanzana mod
I took a Melanzana Microgrid crew neck, cut the sleeves off and put a full-length zipper in. perfect! just enough more, but able to vent so I don't wet out so easily. Fits nicely under a Pat...

In GEAR » Active vest
December 21, 5:25pm

metal parts
My biggest tip is check for metal moving parts. Plastic bits will wear with heavy use. White is a brand name sold at Wal-Mart, and it has all metal moving bits. I know I didn't pay more than $...

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
November 29, 10:43am

Melanzana fleece suggestions
I love the quarter-zip Micro grid fleece. I'd love to see it in a full zip, and in a vest. I finally got frustrated looking for a lightweight fleece vest, and bought a Men's XXL Micro grid ...

In GEAR » Melanzana Hard Face Vest
November 16, 7:49am

Well, if she's nice to me, she might be able to get time off in September, but that's when I like to be in the mountains myself!;-) I've been reading your blog, by the way, and your...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier in June?
November 10, 8:52pm

ooh, fun!
If it was around St. Helens, or in the Olympics, I'd be up for it! Work availablity depending, I am on call 1-2 week-ends a month, and can't come out to play.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anyone up for a Western Washington UL GGG?
November 10, 8:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Diane Pinkers

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Montbell Outpace Parka
The Outpace Parka is a decent jacket, but it has some design details that could be better. It sheds rain really well. It is pretty light and packable. Its breathability seems to be fairly good, alth...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 11:54am