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alot of these "fancy" materials is that so people can say they are "different" or "better" ... some kind of status symbol as said alot of down is the byproduct of t...

In GEAR » Llama Wool Sleeping Bag
April 04, 11:36am

OR has the best warranty in the business some BPLers have stated issues with marmots warranty on their rain jackets ... do a search with OR if you dont like it for any reason at all you send ...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 03, 11:18pm

Re: polartec thermal pro
I agree Thermal pro seems to be warmest for the weight I actually find cheap fleece more durable thant the $$$$ ones Ive got the old gen cap 4 thats getting holes in it Either way dont ...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 10:06am

dead bird
i own and use the dead bird ramparts/pallisades im not exactly the biggest dead bird fan out there either buy em on sale ;)

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 25, 4:57pm

get the one that meets yr need with the best warranty the UL 2.5 layer jackets are known to delaminate and die, sometimes with minimal use i own and use an OR helium ;)

In GEAR » What jacket to buy?
March 25, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Down jacket comparison for PCT thu hike? MB Ex-light/MH Ghost Whisperer/Wm Quickflash/FF daybreak/Arcteryx Cerium LT
i own and use an EXL ... IF you do decide to wash it, make sure you hand wash it as per the instructions ... and honestly i wouldnt stuff it in the dryer unless it was by itself and in a wash ba...

In GEAR » Down jacket comparison for PCT thu hike? MB Ex-light/MH Ghost Whisperer Wm Quickflash/FF daybreak/Arcteryx Cerium LT
March 25, 3:42pm

cant wash
one of my climbing partners tried washing her kokanee in a front loading machine on delicate in a laundry bag ... now this is against the tag which says "must be professionally cleaned" ...

In GEAR » Westcomb Kokanee Initial Review
March 25, 3:25pm

Re: Or another option?
2) The fleece can be laundered readily and repeatedly without much fuss, in contrast to down (something that I think will be very important on a long trip like the PCT). the other thing to note ...

In GEAR » Down jacket comparison for PCT thu hike? MB Ex-light/MH Ghost Whisperer Wm Quickflash/FF daybreak/Arcteryx Cerium LT
March 25, 3:14pm

the helium is not breathable enough IMO to be used as an active windshirt unless it V COLD and you wearing very little underneath ... even then its not the best it excels as a "just in case...

In GEAR » 2013 patagonia Houdini or Pertex Shield+ jacket( i.e. OR helium II)
March 20, 12:57pm

for women unless the bag is en-COMFORT rating to the temp you want ... be sure to add 10F or so to the rating as most women sleep colder to men ... and many non-specific gender bags are advertis...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 20, 11:16am

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm