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Ideas for a cool weather layer for AT?
Hi, Thanks for dropping in my fellow backpacking bretheren. Here's what I have already. I have an old wool sweater that weighs 11.3 oz but doesn't have the greatest packability. I a...

In GEAR » Ideas for an cool weather layer for AT?
June 03, 8:57pm

MontBell SS UL Down bag #2 long on ebay: Currently at $46.76 and $6 for shipp...

In Gear Deals » MontBell SS UL Down bag #2 long on ebay:
May 31, 10:38pm

Maybe stow both or one pole while hiking in the rain to make it easier to hike w/an umbrella.

In GEAR » UL Umbrellas?
May 31, 8:11pm

Aside from general speculation on trad. bp'ing weights...I recommend you check out the translation of the Japanese blog I posted earlier in the thread. Very cool. Give it a look.

In GEAR » average trad.pack:5.6lb/71liters
May 31, 5:33pm

Importantly, You need to think of your gear as a system. Figure out a core system geared for 3 season use and work on summer/winter gear. Seeing as you probably have a bit of time on your han...

In GEAR » Suggestions on BackPacks
May 30, 10:37pm

FS: GL Jam2, Walrus Hurricane Hole, and an old ext. frame pack.
Golite Jam2 Size M, color Green $60 shipped priority mail with delivery confirmation. This was used once and in mint condition. I bought it for my friend but he has a large torso for his height...

In Gear Swap » FS: GL Jam2, Walrus Hurricane Hole, and an old ext. frame pack.
May 30, 7:37pm

You might be able to get a loaner if no one has one near you? Try emailing Mr. Shires.

In Gear Swap » WTT tarptent contrail
May 30, 4:13pm

Longwalker, Just saw this post again. Thanks for taking those pictures for a bit of reference! My plus just arrived too, woohoo. Feel free to share any other packing tips you might have. I ...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus
May 29, 6:36pm

O'contrare my will find lightweight backpacking fringes everywhere from the dawn of man :) Here's a recent example shown by someone's Japanese blog. http://ulgoods.ex...

In GEAR » average trad.pack:5.6lb/71liters
May 29, 4:38pm

Re: Re: FS: OR Sitka Sombrero NWT
Still for sale. You can click on my user name and it will let you email me through the "email user" link towards the bottom. Let me know if you have any problems otherwise. I dropped...

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Sitka NWT
May 29, 11:54am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Bachman

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Outdoor Research Ion Pullover
4.5 stars. Purchased on sale and has come in handy when a rain jacket isn't needed. I'm 5'7" 145ish. Medium fits well over layers yet is a bit short in the sleeve area. Care ne...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 13, 1:52am

Patagonia Wool 2 Zip Long Sleeve
4.5 stars The versatility of this shirt is why I wear through one every year or two. Patagonia also replaced my last shirt. The lightweight, black quarter zip and qualities of wool make this ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
August 11, 9:27pm