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Naos 55
That's great that you found a pack that works for you- and though some will scoff at a 4lb pack, I find a few pounds devoted to suspension and construction are worth it if my shoulders are spar...

In GEAR » Major Gear Score at REI: Arcteryx Naos 55
March 02, 10:44pm

What is the Montana's intended rating?
Before I weigh-in on what class of tents the Montana should be compared to, I need some clarification on its intended end-use. Big Sky’s website states that the Montana, properly configured, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Montana 2P Tent Review
February 28, 3:33pm

Though saying this sounds trite, much depends on what you mean by 'mountaineering'... there are walk-up 14rs that can be done in the summer in shorts and a t-shirt, and then there are 8000 ...

In GEAR » Mountaineering Clothing vs hiking clothing
February 27, 10:14pm

walking backwards
About walking backwards- 6 years ago I was finishing a lengthy dayhike when my knees began hurting (kind of a warm, "wet" pain). This was a few months after the initial injury on the Long...

In GEAR » Knee wrap
February 25, 2:42pm

Years ago knee problems took me off the Long Trail half-way through... months of relative rest helped, but I will often use neoprene braces as a preventive. I honestly do not know if they help or i...

In GEAR » Knee wrap
February 25, 10:30am

Someone help the idiot
Huzefa, you are going to have to help me out with your chart- I have no idea how to translate that as a means to deduce the proper down fill for a specific garment. If 9 ounces of 800 fill power...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
February 23, 10:42am

You're right, the materials will add weight- though the Permafrost should be very warm for its weight given its welded box construction, 9 ounces of 800 fill down, and rather thin shell (15 and...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
February 21, 11:27pm

fugu really that warm?
Maybe I have just not been following this conversation, but am I the only one who is amazed at the NB Fugu beating the Permafrost, a jacket designed for cold weather climbing? Richard, how are th...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
February 21, 10:52pm

I'd love to see another softshell/hardshell material test (they did one years ago) that compares the properties of the fabrics used by Patagonia, Montbell, Arcteryx, Rab, Mtn Hardwear, Outdoor ...

In GEAR » BPL tests I'd like to see.....
February 20, 11:37am

I have used the first generation Lithium with Pertex Quantum inside an Equinox ultralight bivy in similar temperatures (northeast) for up to 3 nights. I use a full length closed cell pad under the ...

In GEAR » Bivy Question
February 09, 2:17pm

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