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wyatt, I use a Cloudveil Black Ice jacket for all winter activities- it's made from Schellor Dryskin Extreme. For me, it is perfect (helmet compatibale hood lined with, good pockets that I can ...

In GEAR » Help me choose a softshell jacket
December 13, 3:17pm

I am not aware of any "windshirt"s made from Pertex Endurance, but you might find the perspective of Feathered Friends interesting:

In GEAR » Pertex Endurance
December 07, 6:05am

Not sure it exists
Unless I am overlooking new products, it is going to be very hard to find any 20 degree synthetic bag with those specs... maybe under 3lbs, but not 2. The MH Ultralmina 15 is, IMO, the lightest ...

In GEAR » Need lightweight synthetic bag
December 03, 5:12am

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

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