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Link says it all, $20. I have a couple pairs of these already and they're excellent. http://www.6pm.com/smartwool-nts-microweight-bottom-black

In Gear Deals » 6pm.com end-of-season
April 01, 12:32pm

6pm.com end-of-season
Lots of stuff in here, too much to list. I see lot of Patagonia and North Face in the outerwear section, with some Merrell. Deals seem to be between 50% and 70% off in most cases. ex: Me...

In Gear Deals » 6pm.com end-of-season
April 01, 12:27pm

Razor blade
I'll drop on in, just so you're not left in a vacuum... :) Most knives are relatively multi-purpose. If you don't want the weight you'll probably end up with a standard razor bl...

In Gear Deals » New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price.
April 01, 12:19pm

Full eVent bivy?
ID and MLD no longer seem to offer full-eVent bivvies. Online searches don't turn any up either - the closest are eVent-topped. Anyone know why? Thanks! -mox

In GEAR » Full eVent bivy?
March 23, 1:29am

I have a Montbell SuperSpiral #1 Long. Highly recommended. I love this thing - good 800 FP loft, warm, well made the spiral-thing -=absolutely rocks=-. I'm 6'6" 240 (which is w...

In GEAR » What's a good, compressable 3 season sleeping bag?
March 20, 3:43pm

Attribution (link) on the US military prohibiting wool? Because here's a press release from 2011 where they want more of it... http://leahy.senate.gov/press/press_releases/release/?id=1DC...

In GEAR » Need a puffy layer...
January 23, 12:51pm

One last side note
Try it with a cheapie down sweater first, before you drop cash on good layers, to make sure you like it. I think I paid $30 for this one at Ross (ZeroXposur) in XXL. It's not nearly as good a...

In GEAR » Shell layer for over down layer for big and tall?
January 23, 12:42pm

Staying warm
You're putting the shell on under the jacket? Putting it over the top helps with wind/water and will keep you warmer due to that (keeping the wind from penetrating the down layer even more) ...

In GEAR » Shell layer for over down layer for big and tall?
January 23, 12:28pm

Well, you don't really say how big or tall you are so it's hard to help. One thing you may consider is dropping your baselayer a bit -- go with a light down-sweater instead of a big puff...

In GEAR » Shell layer for over down layer for big and tall?
January 23, 12:17pm

Departmentofgoods.com ... for tall people?
6'6 240 ... Generally need an "XL Tall" size. XXL works, kinda. Is there a "departmentofgoods.com"-type site for tall people? Insofar as I can tell, DoG doesn't s...

In GEAR » Departmentofgoods.com ... for tall people?
January 23, 12:01pm

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