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What to buy with 50$ at LL Bean?
I think I'd get a Polartec 200wt fleece vest: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78993?feat=fleece%20vest-SR0&page=men-s-trail-model-fleece-vest Just a simple long-lasting layering piece.

In GEAR » What to buy with 50$ at LL Bean?
December 17, 1:49pm

Winter hiking hat
Louis Garneau makes a similar hat in a microfleece: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1053569_-1_400093__400093 Also, Walz Caps here in Portland makes winter caps: h...

In GEAR » Winter hiking hat
December 16, 10:26pm

Re: Best choice among the UL hooded down jackets?
Derek, Where are you located in the PNW? Send me a PM.

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
December 12, 9:59pm

Re: 2014 AT SOBO gear list
The only thing that jumps out to me is the Conduit Bivy. I don't know where you are starting/stopping along the AT but I'd think a bivy would be high-condensation prone in June and July any...

In Gear Lists » 2014 SOBO gear list
December 12, 12:13pm

Re: Cap 4
Another +1 for the Cap4. I like it over a s/s merino t-shirt, too.

In GEAR » R1 or Cap 4?
December 11, 12:24pm

Re: christmas gifts for my 5yo
What about a bunch of National Geographic National Park topo maps? This could lead to a lot of discussions about what all the symbols mean, where these parks are in the United States, how they a...

In Gear Swap » WTB christmas gifts for my 5yo
December 09, 9:02pm

lightweight fleece jacket suggestions?
Brett, EB is having a 40% off sale today (pointed out in another thread); maybe the Cloud Layer Pro Full-Zip Fleece would work for you. I think the Cloud Layer stuff is 100wt polartec fleece.

In GEAR » lightweight fleece jacket suggestions?
December 09, 3:22pm

what is Barrier Stretch Fabric?
PI's site has always been a little confusing. Here's a PI video about the barrier fabrics: http://www.pearlizumi.com/publish/content/pi_2010/eu/en/index/0/TECHNOLOGY.html Look at the ...

In GEAR » what is Barrier Stretch Fabric?
December 09, 12:16pm

high Exertion Winter Layering
For running in cold weather, I usually wear a long-sleeve baselayer and a thin nylon vest, like this: http://www.pearlizumi.com/content/pearlizumi/united-states/en/home/products/men/ride/apparel...

In GEAR » high Exertion Winter Layering
December 09, 10:07am

HMG in PDX and other options coming soon
Matthew, In case you didn't know, Mountain Shop carries HMG packs you can try on. Also, SMD is in Beaverton and should be releasing their new pack line soon. Finally, MLD is going to releas...

In GEAR » Most comfortable lightweight pack?
December 08, 12:13pm

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