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Re: Re: Follow-up
You can guesstimate but just realize "CLO" is loosely defined around the average male with average metabolism, so really you'll have to do a lot of calibration for your own circumstan...

In GEAR » A CLO question: Is it possible to estimate?
December 13, 9:25pm

Re: listening to needles
Does this advice only apply to pointed needles or do rounded tip (ball tip?) needles suffer the same problems? I use a rounded one under the advice that it pushes the fabric threads to the side ins...

In Make Your Own Gear » New needle - how frequently?
December 13, 9:28am

Re: Insulation for changing metabolisms
Dave C was referencing sub 12oz down jackets, stuff that is in the sweater weight. I loved my MB UL parka but I agree with him that it probably wasn't as warm as I wanted it. Meanwhile if you g...

In GEAR » Insulation for changing metabolisms
December 13, 9:25am

Re: Bitterroot
Considerably warmer than a nanopuff. The selkirk jackets from GoLite are similarly warm (likely warmer due to down) than the nanopuff (obviously they don't make a selkirk hoody, but if they did...

In Gear Deals » GoLITE Bitterroot IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW
December 13, 9:17am

Thrift stores indeed
They're cheap, some can be light, and better yet they tend to be stiffer than the fancy ones. That stiffness is nice in icy winds since it keeps the fabric off your skin. My Stoic Wraith isn...

In GEAR » Affordable windshirt
December 12, 10:43pm

Re: GoLITE Bitterroot IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW
Not XS in W's, of which I wanted two =/

In Gear Deals » GoLITE Bitterroot IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW
December 12, 10:33pm

GC
Oh yeah, the Grand Canyon is also great this time of year. Sure there'll be snow on the rim most likely, but once you descend a bit the weather should be actually really nice, if not warm.

In Pre-Trip Planning » AZ or NM winter hikes...no snow
December 12, 9:50pm

Re: AZ or NM winter hikes...no snow
The Highline Trail near Payson may be snow free. It follows the bottom of the Mogollon Rim so stays below 6K for a lot, with a ton of SW exposure to stay warm. Other than that you could make some l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » AZ or NM winter hikes...no snow
December 12, 9:47pm

Re: montbell
Basically any jacket of this weight will only be warm to around the freezing point depending on layering (my UL parka was good to about 40 usually). The MB UL in medium should fit you well and ...

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
December 12, 8:55am

Re: 0F Bags
Fill power is simply a measure of the quality of down. Specifically it's the volume of space that an ounce of down occupies after being weighted. So a higher fill power (say 800+ vs 650) will r...

In GEAR » 0F Sleeping Bags
December 11, 10:31pm

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