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Versatile piece
I have one of these and it is a really versatile jacket - for those not reading the link - the hood and sleeves zip off so it can be used as a vest, jacket or hoody. Quite warm and packs down sm...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Spruce Run Synthetic Hooded Jacket
January 22, 1:59pm

I've gone on record supporting these fleeces. I normally wear a Large in most everything (Montbell stuff being the exception and super athletic cut stuff) - certainly L from Marmot, Patagonia,...

In Gear Deals » Target - 1/4 zip 100 wt fleece on sale $12.
January 10, 11:08am

Re: Re: bottoms
Roger - thanks for the insight! I tend to always wear tights or long underwear to sleep but in chilly temps will revert to my looser pants. The Terramars aren't like cycling tights, i.e. no...

In GEAR » What do you do when it below zero outside
January 09, 9:26am

Interesting insight
This is helpful as I carried too much early on and could still benefit from some paring down. Currently I have: Tube of tenacious tape (multipurpose) Two safety pins Tube of seamgrip (migh...

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
January 08, 8:44am

I'm most impressed that your legs didn't get cold. I got into the low thirties once in my 40 degree Marmot down bag and had a pair of Terramar body sensors midweight long underwear on - ...

In GEAR » What do you do when it below zero outside
January 08, 8:37am

young and brave
I love my wife of 17 years dearly - known her for three decades. We are comfortable in our queen size bed and like to sleep close still even after all these years. But no way I'd try to fit...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 03, 11:41am

Agree I think I rotate both hands slightly but only one loosens the poles! Regardless that tendency has made a flip lock a better solution for me at least - tightening periodically isn't a h...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
January 03, 11:35am

Twist lock
I won't pretend that I have any science or tests behinds comments other than use. I also suspect that the price reflects a blend of lower quality materials and efficiencies/ lower margins (bas...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
January 03, 5:06am

Hanging plus
I had a Grand Trunk skeeter beater pro under the tree for my wife and son - he (scout) got a new headlamp and a lighter sleeping bag REI Lumen 25 to replace his 3 plus pound alps bag (great bag but...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 25, 12:31pm

Grand Trunk
Well apparently my son (and daughter but mostly my son who I camp with) wanted to give me a hammock for christmas - my wife wisely asked before buying something so I told her to get a Grand Trunk S...

In Hammocks » Considering trying hanging
December 23, 9:37am

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