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I have a geko 301 and like it a lot. But I agree with Mike that I don't think it makes any sense these days to buy a GPS with the old receiver and without USB. Get one of the "newer"...

In GEAR » WTB New Handheld GPS-Recommendations Please?
February 15, 8:42pm

I should say that I think Glacier justifies carrying binocs over a monocular. I would rather see a griz charging in my binocs then in my monocular. The extensive and varied wildlife and the oppor...

In GEAR » Binoculars
February 13, 12:33pm

eagle optics
binos will be great in Glacier, definitely lots of high mountain terrain to scan. I don't have any particular recommendation. I remember lots other people over the years recommending eagle op...

In GEAR » Binoculars
February 13, 11:39am

I post this yet again:

In GEAR » Tall, Thin People: Pants?
February 12, 10:58am

beyond fleece
"I can't find soft shell pants with a 36" inseam." I feel like a shill since I keep posting this. Beyondfleece will make you soft shell pants customized for you, based on you...

In GEAR » On being an oddly sized human being
January 31, 8:44pm

I have fixed zips by squeezing them with pliers. I wouldn't carry pliers on a trip to deal with this remote possibility though. I don't think I need pliers or would carry them on a backpa...

In GEAR » Multi-tool uses
January 24, 6:08am

there has been a ton of icebreaker on lately. If I hadn't spent all my money already, I would have ordered something. It sells fast and you have to buy fast. No way to know...

In GEAR » Is Ibex worth the cost?
January 07, 8:07pm

Re: Bonded Poly, wb400
I was suggesting wb400 because I think it is exactly what you are looking for: a warmer, windproof softshell. I haven't worn powershield, and maybe it has gotten better over the years, but it ...

In GEAR » Stretch Wovens with better CFM?
December 08, 8:46pm

I have posted this here and on other forums, so feel a bit like I am shilling for schoeller. But I have a jacket out of wb400, a beyond fleece cold fushion, that I have had for several years and w...

In GEAR » Stretch Wovens with better CFM?
December 07, 2:52pm

vt trails
The trails and trailheads are both described on the green mountain website: Both are south of stowe but right in that area. If you are in stow...

In GEAR » Will Gamma MX pants be breathable enough for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in N Vermont in late December?
December 06, 6:13am

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