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Very nice shelter; Similar to TrekkerTent Stealth 1?
Looks like a very nice light, wind-stable shelter - looking forward to reading more about it. How does it differ from the TrekkerTent Stealth 1 in internal space, height, vestibule space, etc.?...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
December 04, 1:49pm

Sound advice to prepare for Catskills like Adirondacks
The coldest midday temps I've experienced in the Adirondacks is 5 to 0F with windchill down to -25-30F in the Lake Placid area, and it was like this for days, so it had to be colder at night (s...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
December 02, 9:18pm

Re: Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody); Best insulation layer over Alpha, down or synthetic?
I'm looking to go with a two insulation jacket system. This is how I'm thinking of using the Nano Air Hoody. Not cold enough to experiment yet (yes sometimes I really miss NE cold blasts). ...

In GEAR » Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody)
November 24, 8:58pm

Elemental Horizons Aquilo
Check out the Elemental Horizons Aquilo. Got a Highly Recommended rating on BPL in a detailed review by Will Reitveld and many speak highly of the EH packs. There are some BPL members using their s...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 24, 8:36pm

Read Damien Tougas's BPL article on Backpacking Tights
Highly recommend you read Damien Tougas's excellent overview on tights for different conditions:

In GEAR » Recommendation on tights
November 24, 8:31pm

FMS 300T - how has it held up to long-term use?
Roger and others, how has the FMS 300T held up to long-term use? Roger do you now use it as your preferred canister stove when not using your inverted stove?

In Gear Deals » Fire Maple Stoves
November 21, 12:04am

Re: Mirage / Frost Line
LOL it's amazing how many Patagonia chat/phone reps you have to question to get a right answer. I said Parka, but he was probably looking at the jacket specs. Dan, If price were equal, why d...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 17, 10:39pm

Thank you; Fitz Roy has much less down; Mirage; Down + Synth
Thank you for this thread – it’s been very helpful in learning about good down jacket options. Up to now I’ve only used synthetic (older PL1 Patagonia DAS and Montbell Thermawrap Parka). ...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 17, 10:15pm

Patagonia Cap 4
The Patagonia Cap 4 with the ribbed HE High Efficiency fabric is the fastest drying, warmest for the weight base layer I've ever tried. However, because it's so breathable it has zero wind ...

In GEAR » Nano Air vs wool vs PossumDown vs Cap 4
November 17, 10:04pm

Microspikes Re: Re: Re: Which FB overboots?
Doug did the Microspikes cause any damage to the bottoms of the FB TR Energy Overboots? I was hoping they could be used together without any damage.

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
November 17, 9:51pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm