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Twin Peaks / Shangra La 2 / Beta Light size?
I am currently looking for a lightweight winter shelter for below-treeline camping with two people using long sleeping bags (78" long). This will be used primarly in the Adirondacks and Cat...

In GEAR » Twin Peaks / Shangra La 2 / Beta Light size?
November 30, 1:27am

simmerlite weights
As mentioned, one has to account for the whole package. Here are the breakdowns for my Simmerlite (weighed on a Pelouze digital scale): Stove 6.4oz Pump 2.3oz Windscreen 1.6oz 11oz fuel bottle ...

In GEAR » Lightest white gas stove?
November 17, 1:54pm

Exped? Get it replaced...
The bath tub method can work, but can also feel like trying to drown a large, buyont slug. The mat should be waterproof, so no worries there. Also, if the leak is really slow, it might not show a s...

In GEAR » find slow leak ex. down mat?????
October 27, 11:29am

technically waterproof
The "softshell" concept has really become bastardized... Your garment may well be technically waterproof in that it will disallow water from fully penetrating the fabric. That does not...

In GEAR » Gore-Tex Softshell
October 03, 12:26pm

softshell with gaiters
If my winter hiking involves uphills or carrying a pack I find Gore-Tex less breathable than required. I use a variety of stretch-woven softshell pants over Powerstretch baselayers. A pair of knee ...

In GEAR » winter pants?
September 22, 1:34am

Downmat durability?
I had/have a full length 9 and frankly find it a bit too much like a pool inflatable for ultimate comfort, especially on snow where rocks, etc are not an issue. Still beats a Prolite 3 and Ridgeres...

In GEAR » Exped DownMat for Winter?
September 12, 10:31am

champ pants
I've been using mine for Northeastern winter backpacking (snowshoeing with lots of elevation changes) and find them to be more breathable than any other softshell I've used. Be aware th...

In GEAR » Tall and skinny winter pants?
September 05, 2:40pm

I'm a 31x33 and have the TAKU pants... I do not like them as I find them a bit baggy and stiff for Northeast winters. Also, the dual velcro waistband has eaten a few baselayers just during norm...

In GEAR » Tall and skinny winter pants?
September 02, 1:11am

Valandre's Split-S on new website
I have not seen this posted, but Valandre has a newly designed site that includes a video of the Split-S jacket. At 1 pound and with less tha...

In GEAR » Valandre's Split-S on new website
August 29, 12:12am

What down vest are you layering over? You want to make sure you don't compress the down to the point of uselessness. My friend uses the hooded Micropuff as his belay jacket while ice climbing ...

In GEAR » help pick my synthetic jacket
August 24, 5:39pm

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