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Chris W (simplespirit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale WNC
About Me I backpack and packraft, and sometimes teach both. I bicycle and ride a motorcycle. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I do Yoga. I have wilderness medical and whitewater rescue training. I can be a bit of a gear junky, although I seem to read more and buy less these days.
CityAsheville
StateNC
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://getlostoutfitters.com
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Re: Altra Superior: Thoughts on Tread Performance?
I wouldn't worry about it much. I used Inov8 Flite 230s for a couple of years without an issue for everything from SE trails to off-trail and snowshoeing in Montana , and those are essentially ...

In GEAR » Altra Superior: Thoughts on Tread Performance?
January 23, 10:37am

FS/FT: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small (another price drop)
Bump. I'll consider trades for this in the way of tarps of similar value (or reasonably close).

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
January 18, 7:52am

Re: re
Cheap, high quality, and you can grow with it....I'd go Nikon D3100 or Nikon D5100 (better but a bit more money).

In Photography » Reccomend a camera for me. Quick please ;)
January 17, 7:34pm

Re: What happened to "rolling" reviews
The rolling reviews were something I wanted to do. Had I realized what little control I would really have prior to taking the gear editor position, I wouldn't have made any suggestions other th...

In GEAR » What happened to "rolling" reviews
January 17, 6:15am

Re: FS: Patagonia Houdini Men's Small Blue $60 shipped
Does this have the newer single-pull hood?

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Houdini Men's Small Blue $60 shipped
January 13, 4:46pm

FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small (another price drop)
$210 shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
January 11, 9:37am

Re: My first quilt - one quilt, all seasons, room to move
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but nothing that is warm at 0 F is going to vent well enough to work at 60F. Your best bet (IMO) is a high quality bag for below about 20F and a quilt rated ...

In GEAR » My first quilt - one quilt, all seasons, room to move
January 08, 6:53pm

FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small (price drop)
$220 shipped in the US

In Gear Swap » FS: Paramo Vista Jacket - Men's Small
January 07, 9:53am

Re: Gear Warning: Marmot Super Mica Jacket
I bought my wife a Marmot shell last year (can't remember which one but it's similar to the Men's Mica (not the Super...lacks reinforcements). It hasn't torn or had seam tape delami...

In GEAR » Gear Warning: Marmot Super Mica Jacket
January 07, 5:50am

Re: Winter Bag or Winter Quilt?
Bags are much simpler below about 20F, which is where dealing with drafts really comes in to play. Of course if you're sleeping in a double-wall tent, drafts aren't likely to be much of an ...

In GEAR » Winter Bag or Winter Quilt?
January 05, 4:10pm

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