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Re: Re: warmth vs breathability
So I'm confused, is this the same fabric used in the Cap 4 baselayers? If so, maybe make a hoody since everyone seems to rant and rave about it as a deep cold baselayer? Lets you try one out fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polartec Power dry high efficiency baselayer fabric???
November 08, 9:02am

Re: Pertex rain shell as windbreaker
Pertex Shield Plus (2nd gen) is noticeably more breathable than Pertex Shield DS (generation 1) but it's still going to be far far less breathable than a true windshirt. That said, open up the ...

In GEAR » Pertex rain shell as windbreaker
November 08, 8:41am

Re: Hiking staff for hexamid shelter?
I'd second the LT4 suggestion. They're pretty stiff. Mine only broke when a buddy stepped on it directly and crushed the lower section on talus. You can buy them individually now and the...

In GEAR » Hiking staff for hexamid shelter?
November 08, 8:36am

As per safety, you're exposed to more toxins breathing the diesel exhaust of a truck driving by than you will be on a hike in the woods burning a little methanol. Sure it may not be the safe...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 11:23am

Re: Re: Need guesstimate for current temp rating of a long term compressed sleeping bag
From the few studies I've seen, compression doesn't minimal long term damage, it does drastically increase loft time. Basically down is like velcro on a microscopic level. So heavy compr...

In GEAR » Need guesstimate for current temp rating of a long term compressed sleeping bag
November 06, 10:49am

Watch "Cold" which was part of the Reel Rock a few years ago. It's a mini-documentary about climbing Gasherbrum II in winter. While you won't be dealing with the altitude, weather...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 04, 11:23am

Re: Land's End
To clarify Ken's post about the temp rating of the Land's End "All our ratings are based on wearing typical cool weather clothing, including a cotton turtleneck, wool sweater and je...

In GEAR » Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
November 04, 11:00am

Re: Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
You're asking a lot on that budget... Most likely you'll have to give up on down amount ($100 buys you 2oz of +800fp usually, at best). If you can go over your weight limit, geartrade.co...

In GEAR » Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
November 04, 8:55am

I remember this method being a symbol of those truly dedicated to the UL philosophy a few years ago, but notice it's all but entirely disappeared as a technique. I'll go over a few issues w...

In GEAR » Layering strategies for rest/camp using sleeping insulation
November 03, 7:28pm

Re: Re: Durability.
Good point about head wear. I'm a strong believer in laminate fleece protection for my ears (I have a buff with windstopper that I use a fair amount). Full windstopper laminates on the dome (li...

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 03, 12:50am

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