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Re: ISPO 2014: New Gear
Japan's EPI's winter gas has used this design for years. They say it works down to -15C

In GEAR » ISPO 2014: New Gear
January 29, 4:23am

Re: Re: Re: Down
Delmar, these links may reveal more "official" info. Unfortunately, you may have to rely on translation software. But the gist is Japanese companies follow both a domestic JIS L 1903 &quo...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90
January 29, 12:23am

Re: Down
>>(Remember that their 640 down is "on the Japanese scale" and would be higher on the US scale).<< Don't think so. Japan specs are the same min 640fp for these pieces a...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90
January 28, 11:13pm

Re: UL Down Jacket
>>Montbell also makes the Guide Parka, which has 3.5oz of down in a ~9oz package. It's sold as the Frost Smoke in N. America with heavier reinforced fabrics but you can buy the Asian vers...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 28, 10:00pm

Re: OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
Here is a pic of the Patagonia Nano Air http://tinyurl.com/ogwflfh Curious about this proprietary Full Range insulation.

In GEAR » OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
January 28, 6:11am

Re: Re: Where to go in April-May?
Japan Alps. You'll definitely have to dirtbag it to stay under budget though. https://vimeo.com/85209505

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go in April-May?
January 28, 1:49am

Re: Stainless Steel Bottle Recommendations
Vargo Bot available in SS or Ti. http://www.vargooutdoors.com/titanium-bot-bottle-pot.html#.Uub3XP2mq00 Justin Lichter likes it too. http://www.justinlichter.com/vargo-bot-review/

In GEAR » Stainless Steel Bottle Recommendations
January 27, 5:22pm

Re: Headlamps
Yep. My wife's came on in her hipbelt pocket while the pack was stowed in the overhead bin on 2hr flight home. Feeling how hot it got, we felt fortunate it didn't catch fire and take the pl...

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 5:13pm

Re: Another Headlamp thread...
Well the "unscrewing" part is only like 1/4 turn. You'll soon catch on and not "forget" anymore too. Outdoor Gear Lab is recently done a comprehensive test. You might find s...

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 26, 4:41pm

Re: RE:Montbell
According to their Japan PR, the bags will have an 8D shell fabric.

In GEAR » OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
January 25, 6:28pm

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