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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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Nice article. I don't have much experience with cross country skis, so I can't make a comparo, but I will say that my friend on XC skis was struggling to keep up with me on a classic XC tra...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 20, 2:47am

I saw one of these the other day at REI & did a breath test on it. Not very scientific but it didn't seem very breathable at all. Very hard to push breath out of it, almost like quantum. Ot...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 19, 5:51pm

nuclei arrived
Damn, zappos is fast. I ordered the nuclei in a M and L to decide between along with a thermostatic hooded in a M. I'll write up a quick comparison when I get the thermostatic, and let you know...

In Gear Deals » arc teryx nuclei & MH thermostatic hooded <$145
February 19, 1:06am

anyone tried a montane mountain star?
Since breathable windshirts seems to be a hot topic around here, I'm curious to see if anyone has used the montane mountain star trail shirt.

In GEAR » anyone tried a montane mountain star?
February 19, 12:35am

Thanks for the feedback on the RD, Dan. I have a few windshirts I like a lot, but the fit is not great on any of them. The MEC T2 in a medium is the best fitting baselayer I've found for my 6&#...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 19, 12:20am

I usually go with 2 or 3 depending on the trip. I like a very thin liner sock to sleep in (or hiking if needed) a thin pair of toe socks & either darn tough ultralight ski socks or compression ...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 11:35pm

nice job
Thanks for your work, Richard. Nice to have some real data to reference in these forums. I also appreciate a lot of your insights Eric. @Dan–Curious what size you went for in the RD, Dan? ...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 17, 10:00pm

arc teryx nuclei & MH thermostatic hooded &lt;$145
My xenon died, so I've been on the look out for similarly light hooded synthetic jackets for a deal. I've tried both of these on & they seem to be great jackets, close to as warm as the...

In Gear Deals » arc teryx nuclei & MH thermostatic hooded <$145
February 17, 8:19am

got the integral
Just a few impressions of the integral out of the package. I think its just thin enough for most rocky mountain summer backpacking. My size M was 7.5 oz, the same weight as my beloved (size L) I/O ...

In GEAR » Options for a Hooded merino long sleeve shirt
February 17, 12:27am

back to bd
Thanks for the input guys. I found a good deal on the 2013 models, about $100 with coupons at sunny sports, so I went for it. In comparison to the other ultralight poles I've used, ruta loc...

In GEAR » anybody break a bd ultra distance pole
February 16, 11:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am