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Compressor Jacket
Cocoon Pullover shows out of stock and not available for me. Maybe a diff size.. Anyway, As far as the different insulations, Polarguard Delta in the Cocoons vs Primaloft1 in Compressor. Th...

In GEAR » synthetic puffy jacket relative warmth
November 30, 4:16pm

Seeking titanium L stakes
Seems like they all have the crook or nail head. Anybody seen titanium ones with just a straight bend?

In GEAR » Seeking titanium L stakes
November 30, 2:06pm

This like it?
Couldn't find the picture, but here is a drawing. On the orig, the ti rods were pointed to save weight, but you could potentially dual-use some thick ti tentstakes, safer. Not sure what t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG-stove stand ideas
November 30, 10:49am

Zipper why?
Yeah a bag cover does fine for 3 season, especially with a tarp. It is a pain wriggling into your bag without a side zip, but that is some weight. If you do get a zip, make sure it is on the correc...

In GEAR » Bivy question
November 29, 2:13pm

nice balaclava!
Did you make up the pattern or base it on something? How did the bottom work out? I notice it is folded down at your chin.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cheap projects from leftovers
November 29, 10:35am

Re: My gear is tightly but neatly packed into a closet
Phil, don't store your insulating items tightly packed, if it can be avoided. Especially synthetics, if you have any.

In GEAR » Gear Room
November 29, 10:31am

Thanks - got the filter!
Great deal, thanks!

In Gear Swap » Too Much Stuff Sale
November 28, 6:12pm

Driducks bivy
In this thread Here, we made cheap, breathable bivy sacks using Driducks ponchos for the top. They are only 13$ shipped. You need to treat them gently, but they are super-breathable, repair is easy...

In GEAR » Super-Cheap Bivy
November 28, 2:25pm

RE: Diagnose socks
My vote is the back of the shoe. You say no matter which socks, but how about with your old shoes? To me looks too high-up to be heel wear. If the heel is lifting because too big in the heel cup...

In GEAR » Diagnose my Socks...
November 28, 1:12pm

another book or 2
It's been a while, but I remember enjoying The Crystal Horizon quite a bit. The White Spider by Harrer. We Die Alone has a guy buried in snow for a while. WW II in Norway, very exciting.

In Philosophy & Technique » Surviving the cold without a tent or a sleeping bag
November 28, 11:31am

All Reader Reviews by Paul Tree

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Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I have a later version with leg zips. When hiking steep uphills, these pants are a real handicap because they try to keep you from lifting your knee. Made my summit twice as hard to keep fighting that...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 10:24am

OR Verglas Gaiters (mens)
You rate them without ever having used them? That is beyond belief. Quote: "I give these a 4, without using them outside at all, so be aware they may be a 5 for a particular use." Or,...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 11, 1:31pm

GU Energy Gel
They do work, better than PowerGel. Faster than food. Works fine at low temps. I don't mind the taste or texture. I've gone snowboarding all day with no other food than 5 GU packets. Cons:...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
October 17, 4:10pm

Jocalat bars (by Larabar) Chocolate
These things are awesome. 240 calories and very small and uber healthy. They had them at Trader Joe's.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
October 17, 4:02pm