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Westcomb
The Westcomb Specter LT has served me very well, I got it earlier this year (sorry, no multi-year experience yet). It has survived some intense off-trail bushwhacking, heavy pack rubbing, general t...

In GEAR » Long-term shell durability
November 25, 4:13pm

Lumix G3 and lenses
Well, I think waiting out for the G3 may be worthwhile based on the feedback here, now I just need to find one locally to try out. Call me crazy but would outfitting a G3 with one of the new sma...

In Photography » Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
November 22, 11:28pm

Re: What size of daypack is everyone using?
REI Flash 18 here too. I stash my 7oz rain jacket in the bladder pocket to make for a cushy back panel. For longer distance dayhikes through rough terrain or desert environments, I use a heavy d...

In GEAR » What size of daypack is everyone using?
November 22, 9:58pm

DAS, Marmot, Rab
The Marmot Mountain Down seems durable enough but still a little heavy and only 650 fill down. The Patagonia Fitz Roy is out because it only has 6.5oz of down and snug sizing (from what I read). Th...

In GEAR » Versatile Down Parka for COLD weather...
November 22, 9:20pm

Re: Finding Hikes
Being stranded in the Midwest leaves me with few options. Sure, I can look at a Topo map and make a cool route but one is likely to get shot by rednecks on private property or encounter too big of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Finding Hikes
November 21, 9:42pm

Spork
What is small and works for me? My little folding titanium spork. The little guy has been on every trip with me. It was one of my first true "UL" items and I see no need to replace it unl...

In GEAR » Post something SMALL that works for you. Mine: a pen
November 21, 9:31pm

Re: "Versatile Down Parka for COLD weather..."
OR replied to me that the Maestro has approximately 8.5oz of down (which concurs Patrick's inquiry). The MEC Reflex is at the top of my list at this point with 15oz of down for it's 25o...

In GEAR » Versatile Down Parka for COLD weather...
November 21, 3:41pm

FS: Misc. clothes...
Clearing out the gear closet. All prices are USD including shipping CONUS. PayPal only. All items are used but in good condition. Reply with a PM. More items may be added at some point. Columb...

In Gear Swap » FS: Misc. clothes...
November 21, 1:54pm

Re: Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
One of the reasons the GF series interest me is P&S body size with higher quality and swappable lenses. The G3 would give me all the features I need. I like the layout of the GF1 but it does no...

In Photography » Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
November 21, 11:43am

Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
The Lumix ZS7 Point & Shoot has treated me pretty well. It already has a bigger sensor than the average P&S and has an awesome 25mm wide angle lens with 12x zoom but I find myself wishing f...

In Photography » Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
November 20, 8:28pm

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