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Re: Re: winter mitt layers
Doug, do you mean these: My current system: -Outer Shell Mitt - MEC Cloudraker Mitts, waterproof/breathable. I ...

In GEAR » winter mitt layers
December 13, 1:52pm

What about Gore-Tex socks?
John just posted a great deal on Rocky Gore-Tex socks in a deal thread. What about using the Gore-Tex socks with a lightweight non-waterproof boot?

In GEAR » Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
December 08, 8:10pm

Will Reitveld lightweight winter boot picks from Outdoor Retailer
Will Reitveld recommended these lightweight boots in his latest Outdoor Retailer writeup - some with removable liners. He does a fantastic job: -Baffin Men’s Revelstoke Boot and Women’s Sage...

In GEAR » Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
December 08, 8:07pm

Rocky Gore-Tex socks on multi-day trips
Thanks Justin and Dan (and again John for sharing the nice discount). I'm going to start with one size up to handle foot swelling. I don't mind a drop of space so long as there isn't an...

In Gear Deals » Rocky Goretex Socks - 40% off
December 08, 7:53pm

Rocky Gore-Tex socks sizing?
John thanks for sharing this deal. Can anyone share any thoughts on sizing? Below is some sizing info I dug up. Gore-Tex doesn't stretch and so I'd imagine this sock will go over the hee...

In Gear Deals » Rocky Goretex Socks - 40% off
December 08, 5:42pm

Very nice shelter; Similar to TrekkerTent Stealth 1?
Looks like a very nice light, wind-stable shelter - looking forward to reading more about it. How does it differ from the TrekkerTent Stealth 1 in internal space, height, vestibule space, etc.?...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
December 04, 1:49pm

Sound advice to prepare for Catskills like Adirondacks
The coldest midday temps I've experienced in the Adirondacks is 5 to 0F with windchill down to -25-30F in the Lake Placid area, and it was like this for days, so it had to be colder at night (s...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
December 02, 9:18pm

Re: Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody); Best insulation layer over Alpha, down or synthetic?
I'm looking to go with a two insulation jacket system. This is how I'm thinking of using the Nano Air Hoody. Not cold enough to experiment yet (yes sometimes I really miss NE cold blasts). ...

In GEAR » Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody)
November 24, 8:58pm

Elemental Horizons Aquilo
Check out the Elemental Horizons Aquilo. Got a Highly Recommended rating on BPL in a detailed review by Will Reitveld and many speak highly of the EH packs. There are some BPL members using their s...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 24, 8:36pm

Read Damien Tougas's BPL article on Backpacking Tights
Highly recommend you read Damien Tougas's excellent overview on tights for different conditions:

In GEAR » Recommendation on tights
November 24, 8:31pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm