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Re: rather than brand
IF durability is a prime concern then look to Gore Tex jackets and/or jacket sold thru a vendor/brand with a lifetime satisfaction warranty. I sent a 20yr old leaky Goretex jacket back to Gore Japa...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
February 05, 5:21pm

Re: Montbell UL Super Spiral- Help me pick my 3rd Bag
If you are reluctant to try a quilt but still want a "roomy" fit in a lightweight bag, the elastic Montbell UL Super Spiral Down Hugger series are the best choice IMO. No other mummy b...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bag Quiver- Help me pick my 3rd Bag
February 05, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Patagonia Expedition 4 knock-off
Maybe you just need to size up to a large? It is a baselayer afterall, with a slim fit that needs to stay tight for the fabric to work its magic.

In GEAR » Patagonia Expedition 4 knock-off
February 05, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben
Eddie Bauer is now selling a cuben mountaineering pack. Neither cheap or very lightweight but with the worlds best warranty policy.

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 4:27pm

Re: Easy-on, easy-off
I always wear my summer gaiters when hiking so in my case this feature provides no added value in a shortie. Useful feature on my long winter gaiters though.

In GEAR » gaiters
February 03, 5:55pm

Patagonia's Nano Puff replacement?
I see REI has a new lighter weight Nano Puff alternative PL1 jacket from Patagonia called the Microsphere that uses Pertex Endurance for the shell. Given the weight spec, I would assume this to be ...

In GEAR » Patagonia's Nano Puff replacement?
February 03, 5:10pm

Re: Small 450~600ml Ti Non Stick Mug?
I thought you liked the SP Ti bowl for this volume? FWIW, the Evernew Small UL Ti Pasta Cooker 750ml ECA521R seems to be volume/weight fav here in JP. Oops, just saw you meant non-stick. Nevermind.

In GEAR » Small 450~600ml Ti Non Stick Mug?
February 01, 7:35pm

Re: Kool-aid
If you waited another 10days or so, you might have got a Houdini direct from Patagonia during their Feb bi-annual 50% OFF sale, or ~$49. I paid $43 for mine a few years ago.

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 01, 4:38pm

Re: gaiters
Montbell Stretch http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_id=3210&p_id=1129415

In GEAR » gaiters
February 01, 4:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Asian or European?
The IDFL site was off line yesterday, but I just read this from their 2011 newsletter: http://www.idfl.com/media/pdfs/news/IDFL%20Newsletter%20-%202011-8.pdf Then I saw this FP reporting chan...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90
January 29, 9:11pm

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