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Jim, The gaiters are Rab Hispar: http://us.rab.uk.com/products/mens-clothing/gaiters/hispar-gaiter.html I haven't had the opportunity to use them much lately, but I'm still happy wit...

In GEAR » Winter Boots
February 12, 11:00am

Re: Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
What kind of skiing? Nordic or downhill? I'd say you probably want to go with light soft shell pants and jacket for either type, especially Nordic for the breathability. This would be import...

In GEAR » Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
February 11, 2:53pm

Neoprene socks
Jim, I've been using the 0.5 mm NRS HydroSkin Wetsocks: http://www.nrs.com/product/2342/nrs-hydroskin-wetsocks I'm not sure yet if these work as well as a purely waterproof sock, b...

In GEAR » Winter Boots
February 11, 2:38pm

Re: Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
I think the one I have is Rothco, not sure though. It has held up fine under light use. (Sometimes I use the fleece one.) Not sure how their online sales are, but I purchased mine in person here...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 2:28pm

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 This has been my favorite shelter over the past few years. It replaced a TT Moment, and I like it the CS slightly better. I don't go winter mountaineering, but I us...

In GEAR » A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
February 08, 6:27pm

Re: AT NOBO gear list
Good list. I'd add a map, compass, and whistle. I consider stakes a luxury item when there are sticks or rocks available. :)

In Gear Lists » AT NOBO gear list
February 06, 8:34am

A #1 or #2 Mora knife would be just as functional, half the weight, and over half the price.

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2014
February 01, 8:06am

Re: Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
I prefer not to use the pad sleeve in my older model Gorilla, or use any back pad at all. Anything more than a single thickness pad puts the pack too far from my back, and the increased insulation ...

In GEAR » Backpacks w/ external pad sleeve
January 24, 10:13am

Re: Rain Jacket
Just deal with being wet, or for a slight improvement and large price jump outside of your budget, get a jacket or Packa with eVent. :) Fleece is great for being warm when wet.

In GEAR » Rain Jacket
January 21, 8:50am

Re: Which knots are best for .........
Siberian (Evenk) hitch for anchor Truckers hitch for tension A Four Wrap knot often works to tie and tension separate guylines on the ends instead of a ridgeline: http://www.imrisk.com/hammo...

In GEAR » Which knots are best for .........
January 21, 8:28am

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