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if you are looking for a 100g jacket
there's a company on ebay right now blowing-out the wild things 4oz primaloft (sport?) hooded sweater for $90. if you find a color/size combination you like that's a hard price to beat. to...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 29, 2:06pm

peter - you may be thinking of the black diamond whippet or
the petzl snowscopic which has both a pick and adze and looks more like an ice axe with a ski pole sticking out the bottom. there are also a couple of grip replacements for ski poles that have a p...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 29, 9:49am

for winter use in snow i'm a big fan of soft shell pants made from schoeller dryskin w/3xdry
find a brand that fits and uses dryskin and you will bee good-to-go. the pair i have has schoeller WB-400 in the seat and knees for added protection when sitting or kneeling. i've used a bunch...

In GEAR » Backpacking snow shell pants
October 28, 9:47am

for your purposes maybe skip the atom lt and go with a patagonia nanopuff
the atom lt is desinged to be used as an active layer with an athletic cut and the power strech side panels. the nanopuff has a much better cut for layering under, doesn't have the power stret...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 28, 8:00am

i have a 40l, because i thought the zipper access was important,
but realized pretty quickly that i don't need it, while i know some who think it's great. i'd think of going up to the 45l for just a little more room, and the 45l is built a little lig...

In GEAR » CiloGear or Cold Cold World packs for hiking
October 23, 4:04pm

what alex said
i have a bog-standard 40l that’s my high-percentage go-to pack and couldn't be more happy. stripped-down the pack bag weighs under 2# and while that might not be the lightest 40l pack out on...

In GEAR » CiloGear or Cold Cold World packs for hiking
October 23, 2:06pm

i'm a big fan of the outdoor research neoplume pants
they're only 60 gm from the waist to the knee and from the knee down, but when paired-up with running tights and schoeller dryskin softshell pants they will take you as cold as you'd ...

In GEAR » down vs. synthetic insulated pants for winter
October 22, 9:50pm

good call on the mistrals from rei
i think they have a broader wear range compared to the acme pants which are made of a heavier fabric.

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 18, 10:14am

worn by a couple of guys i know that need a true go anywhere do anything pair of pants
outlier's new og's. they are just what you are looking for. if they have a fault it's that they are (relatively) expensive, but you get what you pay for and you won't need a second...

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 17, 8:01pm

"I normally go to bed a bit warm and leave sleeping bag open a bit and close up when I start to get cold."
we are talking about different situations. if i'm planning on using hot water bottles it’s because my sleeping bag is cold when i get in and i plan on zipping it up tight, pulling the neck c...

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
October 17, 3:27pm

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