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Re: 1.59 oz half vest thingy?
SPANX! Actually this does solve the winter issue of some baselayers not always being long enough. It'll properly seal up the midriff from drafts. For the weight, and price, not a bad piece o...

In GEAR » 1.59 oz half vest thingy?
January 01, 8:00pm

Re: I'll take them
I hope that sale goes through because I just snagged a pair of MB UL pants off geartrade for the same price and these look much nicer!

In Gear Swap » FS Down Pants
December 30, 7:32pm

Re: You're right.
If it's compressed, it's basically worthless since clo for puffy insulation is based primarily on how much air is trapped. Once compressed you're relying on the insulation materials res...

In GEAR » Do these CLO values look right to you?
December 30, 7:07pm

Re: Tyvek Ground Cloth
Amazon also sells it under kite making material. Usually 1443R is the most common variety for these purposes. You can buy it by the foot and they often have premade groundsheets available for a nom...

In GEAR » Tyvek Ground Cloth
December 30, 4:47pm

Re: Re: Correct.
I find when people bring a lot of insulation and still get cold the issue is almost always one of nutrition and hydration. Clothes do not make you warm, all they do is keep you from cooling off. If...

In GEAR » Do these CLO values look right to you?
December 30, 4:42pm

Re: going lighter.
A big burly pack will carry 5lbs of gear just as much as 50lbs...so save it for last if you don't want to double spend. If you may move to a tarp, spend the $10 on a cheap blue poly 8x10 tar...

In GEAR » Steps toward lightening the load
December 30, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
David, if you were getting cold with a MB Alpine Light and all your layers at only freezing I would definitely recommend you check some other things than insulation. A similar set up will get most ...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
December 27, 5:00pm

Re: Hooded or non hooded baselayer for cold weather running
Believe me, a hood is a pain in the rear with long hair. Then again long hair in general is a pain. That said, I still prefer hoods to hoodless since the minimal weight addition is always more ther...

In GEAR » Hooded or non hooded baselayer for cold weather running
December 27, 4:50pm

Replacements
I got my gf a replacement MHW Scrambler pack after hers was stolen. Upgraded her to the ULT version in hopes of dragging her on some backpack trips (she'll camp, she'll climb, she'll hi...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 26, 2:38pm

Re: WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
I'm the wrong size but if I was in your position I would check out geartrade.com because there are frequent XL items for much lower than retail. Also for rain gear the driducks stuff runs bi...

In Gear Swap » WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
December 20, 7:29pm

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