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Re: Re: layering strategies
Dale sez >>"I wear base/R1/windshirt. I want moisture transfer in that order and the windshirt to trap the warm air in the fleece and prevent the wind from drawing the heat off. To my th...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Pigs and fountains
It's aerobic HIKING OUTSIDE for Chrissakes! Not a stroll at the mall or walk with the dog. If you do anything aerobic at all long enough you are going to sweat, especially when carrying a pa...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
>> Dual loops implies the use of technical axes, does it not? Ron sez "Not necessary. Large numbers of long distance hikers use trekking poles. It's convenient when in town or hi...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 5:05pm

Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
Certainly the Fusion is not alone on this as I've seen this before on other non-climbing packs, but wondering why a pack made for long distance hikers has dual ice ax loops? Dual loops implies ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 4:03pm

Re: Mens Quasar Hoody
"inseam" refers to pant size length. This jacket has a center back length of 28" on AVERAGE. So a small might be a little shorter than 28". In contrast, the EB FA Downlight Line...

In GEAR » Mid layer down jacket for tall female
February 24, 7:22pm

Re: Klymit Inertia X Wave
Any more feedback on this Klymit Inertia X Wave pad? Is it better to use it with CCF pad like a Ridgerest even above freezing? I like that is a wide torso length and made with fairly robust mate...

In GEAR » Klymit Inertia X Wave
February 24, 6:55pm

Re: Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
Yes in my experience, the ladies in my life like their packs with LOTS of pockets for their STUFF. All things equal, they like panel loaders over top loader too. They can get to their STUFF without...

In GEAR » Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
February 23, 7:46pm

Re: EN 13537 and LOFT
You can cross reference the fill weights of EN-rated Marmot and Montbell bags with the fill weights and loft reported by Western Mountaineering. Keep in mind the EN rating is based on having a R5-r...

In GEAR » EN 13537 and LOFT
February 23, 6:49pm

Re: Rab Jacket
Yes, but you are in kind of pickle here because a 3.5oz of 800FP down still won't be warm on its own for a female standing around at 25F even with base layer and 100wt fleece. It's gonna ne...

In GEAR » Mid layer down jacket for tall female
February 22, 9:45pm

Re: FIRST ASCENT DOWNLIGHT
Now that I reread your op Lindsey, not sure why you are looking for another down piece to keep you warm in the 20's when you just got a Neutrino, which is good down to ~15F.

In GEAR » Mid layer down jacket for tall female
February 22, 5:25pm

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