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Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
They don't perform very well. There was even an article here in which down dried faster than the synthetic in the test condition. I'm not sure how well the test condition matches reality. ...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 05, 11:57am

Scree
Another happy Scree wearer here.

In GEAR » Best winter tights or soft shell pants?
November 05, 8:42am

map and compass
I agree with Seth's thoughts about carrying a compass. I too usually carry one of those compass/thermometers. I also carry a 3 gram button compass backup in my wallet pocket. I have to be caref...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 04, 12:37am

Re: Recommend trail shoe: straight last, rock plate, 10-12mm drop, wide
I'm not sure if it matches all of your specs, but the Vasque Juxt looks worthy of consideration. http://www.vasque.com/USD/product/activities/hiking/juxt-7006-07006#pdpTabs1

In GEAR » Recommend trail shoe: straight last, rock plate, 10-12mm drop, wide
November 03, 6:46pm

Re: PCT thru
You probably included these in something else, but if not, consider adding: map compass whistle sunglasses sunscreen insect repellent

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 03, 8:32am

Re: winter tents
I had the Golite SL3 and got tired of fiddling with the setup also. A mid with a square footprint would be much easier, but I haven't had enough desire to try another one yet. Here are few t...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 02, 9:13am

Re: Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
Where or under what conditions are you using it? Winter differs so much by location. I'll assume you need something which will stand up under some snow loading? I often use a Big Anges Coppe...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a $300 winter tent.
November 01, 9:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
"Looks like a crashed UFO." And, since it's a Stephenson product, the aliens aren't wearing clothing.

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 01, 11:33am

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
I still get out in the winter, as it's my favorite season to backpack as long as there's snow on the ground. Otherwise, I brainstorm about trip possibilities, or using different clothing...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 31, 9:33am

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
"So in summary, whether using bleach or aquamira, and using it in the way that we all commonly do (i.e. not waiting for hours and hours before drinking and also often treating very cold water)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 8:09am

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