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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum"
Max: yeah this tent needs to be completely guyed out to stop condensation. Also, in condensation prone sites or situations, I'll unzip a bit of the top of my fly for venting. (I may have mentio...

In GEAR » Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum
October 28, 10:19am

"The Wonderland Trail"
Good campsites: Mystic Lake; but here's the deal. You can go just past the lake and camp on a ridge overlooking a glacier...it's truly spectacular, fronting the mountain. The only thing is,...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 27, 9:37pm

"MLD Cuben grace tarp Vs. Zpacks hexamid. Storm wothiness
Yeah I noticed that my cord was abraded just from clipping and unclipping the mitten hook on the beak. Naturally, I noticed this just as a huge storm was pouring down around me. Failure of this lin...

In GEAR » MLD Cuben grace tarp Vs. Zpacks hexamid. Storm worthiness?
October 27, 1:16pm

"MLD Cuben grace tarp Vs. Zpacks hexamid. Storm worthiness
Can someone speak to the wind worthiness of the Hexamid spectra cords? they seem really thin. I'm going to replace/double the two main lines...maybe four lines or all of them. Thoughts?

In GEAR » MLD Cuben grace tarp Vs. Zpacks hexamid. Storm worthiness?
October 27, 8:39am

"Recent injury on the trail"
Hiatal hernias have been linked to atrial fibrillation. I'm not sure of the percentages. With afib, it doesn't necessarily matter that you're in good heart health otherwise (cf lone at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recent injury on the trail
October 23, 7:17pm

"Mountain Hardwear jackets - Kelvinator vs. Phantom"
Not on your list, but REI has a Brooks Range Mountain Anorak hoodie down jacket on sale on their outlet. 7.7 oz. of 800 down; great hood. I usually get a medium but the large fit me perfectly. A lo...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear jackets - Kelvinator vs. Phantom
October 22, 1:40pm

"Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 w/Footprint"
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In Gear Swap » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 w/Footprint
October 20, 5:30pm

"snowshoe advice, please"
Have to agree about MSR evo denali. Great shoe; great traction. For once, a modular system is actually a plus; will not break. Maybe not the best flotation in deep snow, however.

In GEAR » snowshoe advice, please
October 16, 11:49am

"Down hooded jackets"
I just received the Alpini hooded anorak and am very pleased (20% off the SALE price!). I'm 5'9' and 140 lbs; the large fit me perfectly (not sloppy at all but some room for layers.) Th...

In GEAR » Down hooded jackets
October 16, 10:39am

"Brooks Range Alpini Anorak Hoody @ REI"
I just received the hoodie. I usually take a medium but they only had size large in a hoodie; as it turns out, it fits perfectly. (I'm 5'9 140 lbs.) I'm really impressed with this jacke...

In Gear Deals » Brooks Range Alpini Anorak Hoody @ REI
October 13, 1:29pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm