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FF Quilt
Steve - I love my custom 20 degree Vireo and the foot box is exceptional. I live a mile and half from the FF store and have tried the Flicker. I think the dimensions are accurate, but there is very...

In GEAR » New Feathered Friends Quilt
January 08, 10:17pm

Down Jacket vs. Vest
I have owned a Hyperion vest and loved it. Very warm for the weight. There has been some debate about using down vests vs. down jackets. I prefer a down vest in any season except winter, but I run ...

In GEAR » Light down jacket vs vest
January 06, 10:08pm

Sending PM, I will take the Porter and MLD pockets!

In Gear Swap » For Sale: HMG Porter Expedition, Large
January 06, 8:12pm

I don't know about box vs. sewn through, but the Helios has 40% more down. The Helios is warmer, has a better shell, and the workmanship is excellent. My oldest daughter has a Helios and loves it.

In GEAR » Down jackets: Mirage vs FF Helios
January 01, 12:37pm

Winter Traction Device
For simple traction, I have been using the Grivel Spider's with success. While their abilities are more limited, they are very light, easy to take on and off, and easy to carry.

In GEAR » Winter Traction Device???
December 30, 10:17pm

I went through a similar search back in 1997. My wife and I looked at CO, UT, NM, OR, and WA. We settled on WA and Seattle and have never regretted it. First, the economy and job market here are st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
December 30, 3:25pm

Rain Gear for the CT
Paul M. has the most legitimate gripe against ponchos, they tend to be made for taller people. However, Zpacks always seems scaled to Joe V's size, and their solo sized Poncho/Ground sheet is g...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 6:58pm

Rain Gear
I would still look at the Zpacks Poncho/Groundsheet if you are using a shelter without an integrated bathtub ground sheet. The Zpacks Poncho vents great, has an integrated shock cord "belt&quo...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 10:23am

Mid Tautness
Jon - same here, my Gatewood never looks quite right when I pitch it. I will now blame the silnylon, not my own suspect skills!

In GEAR » MLD Mid Tauntness Cuben vs. Silnylon
December 27, 10:07am

This is great! The item was originally listed at $325 in a different post (good eye Ken), then re-listed at $350, and the new listing includes a "price drop" to $350?! Ahhh, you got love ...

In Gear Swap » FS - Mountain Laurel Design or MLD Trailstar Tarp Tent, Bearpaww Innernet, Carbon Poles
December 27, 9:40am

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