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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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A light hooded down jacket is what I'd bring for the pct, no question. Nothing will be as warm for the weight & the relatively dry pct conditions don't warrant the extra weight and size...

In GEAR » Down jacket comparison for PCT thu hike? MB Ex-light/MH Ghost Whisperer Wm Quickflash/FF daybreak/Arcteryx Cerium LT
March 25, 8:28pm

@ Facundo, I'd second the recommendation for equilibrium for running & the nomad or crest would prob be where I'd first look. I have a hoodless TNF running windshirt made out of a simil...

In GEAR » Pertex Equilibrium
March 22, 1:46pm

My ideal seems to shift the more time I spend outside, but a form fitting pertex equilibrium 1/2 zip with some stretch & elasticated everything (no cords or straps) with a chest pocket stuff sa...

In GEAR » Pertex Equilibrium
March 20, 6:57pm

The short answer is no its not as breathable as a softshell, particularly nonmembrain softshells. Neoshell does come in softshell form though. Bpl did a big rainshell review a couple years ago that...

In GEAR » Polartec Neoshell- as breahable as a softshell
March 15, 6:35pm

I used meco 120 much of last summer in CO, & I often run in a meco short sleeve. It wouldn't be my first choice hot weather piece, but its passable & one of the lighter/cooler wool shir...

In GEAR » Rab Meco-Im a believer
March 15, 3:24pm

hard to beat
for comfort/weight/warmth, the neo air xlites and xtherms are hard to beat. As a tarp user, I usually put a thin CCF as a groundpad and extra protection under mine, which double functions as back s...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 14, 2:27am

Thanks for the rec, max. Patagonia often has pieces that they sell seasonally (spring/summer & fall/winter). I bet theres a good chance that they will put it back on the site for fall. Microf...

In GEAR » Go Get the Patagonia Micro-D Fleece Before It's Gone!
March 11, 4:33am

Yes, thanks again for testing, Richard. Paul, that matches my breath test of the alpine start as well. Honestly, they both would likely fill similar rolls for me breathability wise, but the weird f...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 08, 3:48pm

You don't buy this bag for the warmth/oz, its because of the stretch baffles. Being spoiled with the warmth per weight of Katabatic, it might be hard to switch for me, but compared to other sle...

In GEAR » New Montbell bags
March 08, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Re: My experience with the BD Alpine Sport Hoody
I breath tested the alpin start vs. Rab alpine & found the alpine start to be more air permeable than the alpine. I have a Boreas which i'll check it against later. I like the fabric of the...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 03, 8:05am

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