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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

Love it
Every time I am backpacking or ice climbing in the northeast during winter I use the Ninjaclava. I have numerous face masks and a few balaclavas, and was always looking for something that was fu...

In GEAR » OR Ninjaclava
August 18, 12:10pm

I very much like the Granite Gear Pillowsack- the fleece exterior prevents the sack from moving and is very comfortable against skin. The more rectangular shape provides more surface area for your ...

In GEAR » Suggestions: a mug, a pillow, a bandana
July 14, 4:15pm

Some options
What counts as SUL in your opinion? The very lightest silnylon jackets are under 7oz (Equinox Gazalle) and so too are the lighest "waterproof/breathable" jackets such as the Marmot Mica, ...

In GEAR » SUL Wind and Waterproof top
June 28, 9:38pm

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