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Cold face when sleeping
Heya, When temps drop below 20F at night i have a hard time sleeping because my face gets cold. Nose, eyes, everything. Any good ultralight solutions out there?

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 1:35am

Parka for freezing temps
Another thread sparked this search. I'm looking for a warmer down parka to go over an R1 and Atom lt to keep me warm while in camp down to 10F. I'm considering these: Frost line 6.7 oz ...

In GEAR » Parka for freezing temps
October 20, 11:52am

Good point
Which goretex socks are you using? Any UL options out there?

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 20, 12:44am

Moab mid gtx. Waterproof-ish. They ended up as frozen snow blocks. Not sure if the water came from melted snow caked on them, coming through leaking seams, or my own sweat. But they were froze...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 19, 11:21pm

Good info. Some of the colder temp ranges I see are 50F during the day, 10F at night. Sounds like either way I need these overboots eh? 40below better than the Neos brand?

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 19, 10:52pm

My snowshoe footwear system
Last years system: SW liners, thick socks, Merrill Moab mid, shorty gaiters, micro spikes or norther lite snowshoes. = cold wet feet. I'm thinking of adding an overboots like these https://w...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 19, 10:27pm

Just reread your comment here: base (R1/cap4/t2/t3)->windshirt/light softshell -> light synth puffy -> heavier down/synth puffy is the "standard" modern climbing layering syst...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 18, 11:26pm

Yep I have a windshirt I typically use for 3 season. Perhaps I should consider it for winter too.. For on the move snowshoeing I usually just do phase SV and R1 for super cold trips. (or phase s...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 18, 11:14pm

Great info here so far. Thanks guys. Sounds like the key takeaways are less layers is better, layering fleece on fleece = yuck, and that my alpine light is weaksauce for 5-15F when stationary. ...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 18, 10:24pm

Sorry, I should have been more specific. On the move I just wear a few layers and I'm very comfortable. The problem is when I'm in camp and temps drop below 10F. Particularly once I wear...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 17, 4:52pm

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