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Uniqlo
I just dropped by Uniqlo last night to check out how their ultralight down jackets are. They are, in a word, nice and befitting of the ultralight title. I don't know exactly how heavy the m...

In GEAR » More down jacket talk
October 31, 2:25pm

Re: Post Houdini
> Now that the new Houdini is significantly less breathable, what's the NEW de facto recommendation for a wind shirt? I've been testing the Westcomb Crest Hoody as a replacement for t...

In GEAR » Expensive windshirts vs cheap ones
October 31, 11:35am

case of gloves
I have a whole Rubbermaid tub of gloves, so I suppose it means I haven't figured out a great system. However, since I continue to backpack in the winter, as well as snowshoe, ice climb, ski...

In GEAR » Glove/mitten system
October 30, 1:48pm

Re: for your purposes maybe skip the atom lt and go with a patagonia nanopuff
> the atom lt is desinged to be used as an active layer with an athletic cut and the power strech side panels. the nanopuff has a much better cut for layering under, doesn't have the power s...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 28, 7:37pm

Micro D review
Max, you've already made the investment but I thought you'd be interested to hear Dane's thoughts on it: http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2013/10/patagonia-micro-d-14-zip-synchilla.ht...

In GEAR » Patagucci as technical wear?
October 28, 9:54am

Snap-T
I have the Snap-T Pullover and Hoodie. According to Patagonia the Pullover weighs 18.7oz. Not exactly ultralight. The 10.6oz spec is the fabric weight by yard. That's essentially Polartec 3...

In GEAR » Patagucci as technical wear?
October 27, 11:50am

new pants for Max
Max, you're in my home territory! I think you should check out the Patagonia Rock Craft pants. The Patagonia Meatpacking store on 14th will probably have them. The other good ones I like ...

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 18, 9:37am

Q-Core
Big Agnes Q-Core might be the ticket. If you are bothered by the horizontal baffles I'm not sure that vertical baffles would do you much better so the Q-Core has squarish baffles. It's a li...

In GEAR » Sleep comfort: Neoair Alternative?
October 04, 12:44am

NEMO
I'd check out the NEMO Obi Elite 2P. At 2lb 3oz without stakes, it's a true lightweight and it is a lot less awkward for two people, having two vestibules and two doors! Good ventilation an...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent - anything better for my purposes?
October 02, 9:02am

Almost
You need to split WPB into categories, PU and ePTFE. PU requires a phase change for humidity to pass through -- from vapor to liquid absorbed through the PU laminate, to vapor on the other side. eP...

In GEAR » Understanding rain gear materials?
September 30, 10:09am

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