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Given all the responses, durability does seem variable. However, the toughest wool baselayer I have ever used is my Arcteryx Rho zip-neck thingy. Mine is a 90/10 wool and lycra blend, and it is ...

In GEAR » durability of wool brands
April 22, 10:24pm

My experience with Smartwool has been inconsistent. My wife and I have numerous Smartwool mid and lightweight tops and bottoms. Some of them have a dozen holes, others wear like iron. Durability se...

In GEAR » durability of wool brands
April 22, 11:11am

I do, sometimes
I too would use silk baselayers instead of a liner as I found the weight to be identical and I could layer over them if needed. However, I never used the baselayers for hiking as they would acquire...

In GEAR » Silk Liner
April 15, 10:59am

I'm longwinded
There is a lot going on here- many different topics. My previous post was an attempt to suggest a thread to tie them all together if a book is your intention. “In the end I just feel like spe...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 11, 2:55pm

What is your goal in writing the book- to compare different backpacking styles? I am not sure we need another instruction-type manual… though personal accounts can always be interesting if well ...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 11, 11:11am

another option
Cameron- you and I have the exact same criteria for a belay parka and I too have been deliberating over a Rab Endurance for over a year now. I have never seen one, but did check out a Rab Neutr...

In GEAR » Winter Down Jacket
April 08, 5:59pm

Dan, take this statement, “I've been weirded out by people with guns in the backcountry but it was always the particular person with the gun, and not the gun itself.” A person that makes yo...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 17, 6:12pm

NPS legality
Hey OP, was your question inspired by the recently defeated Omnibus Public Land Managment Act? I know that there has been much talk over gun carrying rights as the sticking issue... and reading thr...

In Chaff » do you take protection on hikes?
March 17, 11:54am

I have no idea what the ground is like in Moab- but sharp pebbles etc. can damage silnylon. Also, sand sticks to the stuff like metal shavings on a magnet- I often use a very light groundcloth unle...

In GEAR » Equinox Bivy
March 15, 10:29pm

Anyone use Taiga Gear?
I just found out that this company exists: Their prices for down clothing and bags, actually everything, are very, very competitive. Has anyone used anything from them...

In GEAR » Anyone use Taiga Gear?
March 06, 3:10pm

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