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Re: Modifying a Golite Pinnacle
"I am wondering if I can make a Pinnacle carry 50lb alright." I wouldn't suggest it. I modified an old GoLite Trek pack to carry more weight, and ultimately abandoned the idea b...

In GEAR » Modifying a Golite Pinnacle
March 07, 6:41am

Re: Any recent experiences with Big Sky International?
I was one of the first group of people to order from Big Sky, and after a delivery delay of 2 years and 3 months I can state that for me there won't be any recent experiences. Also, it was m...

In GEAR » Any recent experiences with Big Sky International?
February 06, 6:31am

Re: Best 0 Bag for the Money?
If money is more important than weight, consider a synthetic bag. MontBell has a synthetic 0F bag for under $200, at 4.5 pounds, though.

In GEAR » Best 0 Bag for the Money?
January 29, 8:03am

Re: Hammocks
"I'm predominately a side sleeper and understand little about the art of placing things under/between ones knees. I'm assuming those of you who place things under your knees are predom...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pads, Bony Hips, and Bubbles
January 19, 6:52am

Re: Variance in Montbell sizes?
"One thing I found out- all the down jackets are bigger than the Thermawraps! " Generally, the inner layers are cut trimmer than the outer layers, with the shell/parka designed to fit ...

In GEAR » Variance in Montbell sizes?
January 05, 8:48am

Re: Thanks
Just checked the EB store, they did have a few jackets left, and yes, the interior pockets look like they would hold a liter water bottle.

In GEAR » Anyone own a Eddie Bauer Peak XV
December 31, 1:54pm

Re: OR Alti-Mitts or RBH VaprThrm Mitts?
I have the Ultralight Mitts and the Vapor Mitts. So far, I haven't had an occasion to actually use the Vapors when winter camping, and I've gone down a bit below 0F. I generally just use ...

In GEAR » OR Alti-Mitts or RBH VaprThrm Mitts?
December 26, 7:21am

Re: theyre selling fast
"i had to resist real hard the frontpoint shells which were $100 off + take an additional 30%" Don't resist, it's a great jacket. :-) It's become my favorite winter shell.

In GEAR » Anyone own a Eddie Bauer Peak XV
December 24, 3:22pm

Re: Thanks
FWIW, many items on First Ascent's website are sold out, or at least sold out in most sizes. This includes the two warmest down parkas.

In GEAR » Anyone own a Eddie Bauer Peak XV
December 24, 6:29am

Re: Thanks
If it helps, I can probably swing by the local EB store next week and check out the parka.

In GEAR » Anyone own a Eddie Bauer Peak XV
December 23, 2:34pm

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm