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Montbell on Sale 20% off
Just found 20% off all Montbell at ProLiteGear

In Gear Deals » Montbell on Sale 20% off
December 09, 1:54pm

Re: NeoShell
Thanks for the further info Aaron! Both hard and softshell makes it intriguing, as well as the PU aspect. Only time will tell I suppose. Kinda funny/cool that a possible eVent killer is comi...

In GEAR » NeoShell from Polartec, the eVent slayer?!
December 06, 9:46pm

NeoShell from Polartec, the eVent slayer?!
Looks like this may be the end-all for WP/B fabrics. Or we can only hope :) Here's a blurb on NeoShell eVentSLAYER, The preliminary specs and hype have definitely grabbed my attention...

In GEAR » NeoShell from Polartec, the eVent slayer?!
December 06, 8:31pm

SAR vids
Here's one from Banff: http://www.rockandice.com/videos?task=videodirectlink&id=111 Pretty impressive long-line rescue of a rock climber on Cascade Mtn.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SAR Vids
December 06, 8:02pm

RE: Westcomb Chilko
Free BUMP for Todd! I own the Chilko and the Kokanee Hoody and have carefully looked over most of Westcomb's recent line. All I have to say is TOP NOTCH gear, made in Canada, and arguably...

In Gear Swap » FS - Westcomb Chilko Down Sweater - $150 shipped FedEx
December 06, 7:38pm

WTB: Arcteryx Needle 65L
WTB: Arcteryx Needle 65L (I know, not LW by any means but an excellent pack for ice/alpine pursuits) Small torso ideally, would settle for Reg Any color, good to new condition. I own ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Arcteryx Needle 65L
November 29, 4:26pm

***SOLD***
***SOLD*** EB FA Downlight Sweater Size: Large/Tall Color: Blue New w/tags ***SOLD***$75 shipped CONUS, or elsewhere for cost Paypal, personal payment or buyer responsible for fees. Th...

In Gear Swap » FS: EB First Ascent Downlight Sweater - L/Tall
November 26, 6:00pm

Re: can't vouch for this
Thanks Jim - that's a smokin deal but a little narrow for my search. I appreciate the heads up, its very kind of you. Wish it were a bit wider of a bag. My intent is to zip this into a lig...

In Gear Swap » WTB: WM Sequoia or Kodiak MF
November 22, 11:37pm

WTB: WM Sequoia or Kodiak MF
WTB: WM Sequoia, Kodiak MF, or comparable bag. Left zip preferred. Regular length. New(ish) condition please. Lets make a deal! I've got gear to trade as well if you need it.

In Gear Swap » WTB: WM Sequoia or Kodiak MF
November 22, 10:39pm

re: a year of backpacker mag $3!
Thanks Willy, Although I barely read this, for 3 bones it is a steal! Some of the trail info is well worth it. The gear info - not so much. Either way, $3 is not too shabby to say the least....

In Gear Deals » A year of backpacker magazine $3
November 22, 10:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Nicholas Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm