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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. Also a snapper of many photos. Check out my instagram for short visual trip reports and such.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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booster vest
Eric covered the advantages quite well. I'd only add the SUL style cottage vests, like luke's ultralight or in my case borah gear vest work especially well as booster layers. If layered pro...

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 19, 2:46pm

so far so good
I like mine a lot. I had it for a long weekend of day hiking in the San Juan's with my girlfriend and its serves its somewhat niche function very well. For me that's a super light/compact p...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 19, 2:29pm

diff condtions/diff gear
For me it depends on the season. I went on a multiday back country ski trip in the San Juan's this April. We were camped up high where winter still clung to the peaks, and it slipped into the t...

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 17, 10:43pm

Re: Re: love it
"Serge, what size is yours? And wow am I tempted... the wife has given me the thumbs up... so long as I sell my basically new Ex Light, and UL Down Inner Parka..." @Chad Thats what...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 02, 12:17am

love it
I got one & its perfect for what I'll mainly use it for: mountain runs where I want a little extra insurance (or to take leisurely breaks at lakes and summits etc), SUL style backpacking, a...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 01, 5:08pm

tried one
the breakfast burrito line was out the door on saturday, so I crossed the street to check out the montbell store. Kinda wish I hadn't because I tried on one of these, and now I want one. I'...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
August 26, 12:30am

arc blast vs. gg gorilla ?
Anyone tried both or own both of these packs? Mainly curious about how they compare comfort wise. (I've owned a gorilla & it was the most comfortable that I've ever used.)

In GEAR » arc blast vs. gg gorilla ?
August 22, 8:35am

Ultimate direction Fastpack 20
Been on the lookout for a vest style fastpack. These look promising & they just got in stock at UD. I have one in the mail, and at least in a slacker kind of way, I'll get back with early i...

In GEAR » Ultimate direction Fastpack 20
August 12, 6:27pm

nice shoes that aren't altra or innov8
wow, the innov 8 and the altra shoe bias is pretty strong here. I don't like the fit of either, and altras made me feel like I was walking on wooden boards, not agile at all. And it was only re...

In GEAR » Another shoe thread
August 04, 1:32am

Just thought I'd chime in about the MH. I've used the MH fluid vest on quite a few runs and hikes since april, and I love it. I've also tried on an ultimate direction, and taken a coupl...

In GEAR » Ultimate Directions AK "Race" pack
July 29, 12:22am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am