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the Paramo pants - info on material and how they work; would they work better with more breathable fabric on back of legs?
Hi Miguel, I just took a quick look at them, and they just look like waterproof pants with a light lining of some kind. In order to be waterproof, the outer material must be waterproof and less...

In GEAR » Best softshell pant design for cold windy weather - windproof front, or windproof front and back?
October 04, 7:52pm

Best softshell pant design for cold windy weather - windproof front, or windproof front and back?
What's been your experience - which softshell pant will work best for stop and go (go active, such as x country ski, snowshoe and backpack) in very cold windy conditions– a pant that is fully...

In GEAR » Best softshell pant design for cold windy weather - windproof front, or windproof front and back?
October 04, 3:28pm

how many inches of material to covert pants into convertible pants?
Any DIYers out there know – how many inches in fabric would you need to sacrifice in pants length to cut a pair of pants into convertible pants with leg zippers? I would guess at least an inch o...

In GEAR » Best 3 season breathable backpacking pant? Cloudveil Inertia, Golite Synergy/Trinity, etc.
October 03, 1:36pm

Stretch Jackalope, Simple Guide Pant, Montane Pant, Cool Weather Tight, Schoeller Dynamic, RR Weatherpant
Patagonia Stretch Jackalope – I have 2 pairs of Stretch Jackalope from several years ago – a dark pair which I use for travel and every day and a light pair I use for hiking. They look so good...

In GEAR » Best 3 season breathable backpacking pant? Cloudveil Inertia, Golite Synergy/Trinity, etc.
October 03, 1:35pm

Growlers arrived; will check fit end of week; thank you everyone
Our Growlers arrived overnight on free shipping. Now that's fast. They look extremely well made. Won't have time to really try out sizing with different socks until end of week, but will...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 03, 12:28pm

Donna, here's a good price match for you; haven't done well with thicker socks/bigger boots either
Donna - something to save you a whole lot of $ - which you can of course apply to more gear : ) - make sure that mgear price-matches footprints.com - they are selling the women's Growler for...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 03, 8:20am

women's Growler sizing
Donna, how was the sizing for you? 1/2 size or 1 size up from street shoe size, and do you wear thick socks with them? I ordered 1/2 size and 1 full size up for my wife and m, and we'll retur...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 02, 12:33pm

important information on Growler vs. Blackcomb from Keen
I spoke with Keen during lunch, and it turns out the Growler is not the old shoe, but a new shoe and current with the Blackcomb. The Blackcomb is the urban fashion version of the Growler and is no...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 02, 11:28am

rough patch on back of Blackcomb could be similar to ridges
Hi Richard, I didn’t realize the Keen Growlers were still out there. I searched for them and somehow missed this. Only bummer for me is I have a blanket 20% discount with Onlineshoes.com and...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 02, 9:48am

thank you, sizing, thickness of sock to use, high or low Keen boot?
Hey Thomas, So I've read about them too. I really appreciate you sharing your experience with the quality and sizing. I've looked at TNF winter boots 3 years running (only because the...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 01, 8:52pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm