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Re: My 11PM shower with my clothes on
call OR ... talk to them about the water coming through the zip and shoulders ... theyll likely offer you a credit which you can then use for a burlier jacket ... they make plenty of gore tex...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 9:27pm

shower test
do a shower test, if it fails ... or you simply arent happy send it back to OR ive used the helium 1 in some good rain storms up here ... in heavy rain, youre going to end up getting damp one wa...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 8:34pm

Deet will not adversely affect the nylon they use in climbing ropes and slings This has been tested and the nylon stays close to full strength As to dyneema, ill have to look up the reference...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 9:10pm

Re: eVent warranty just one year?
which is why i always recommend folks buy something with a no questions asked unlimited warranty .... or at least some manufacturer which is known to have a generous policy for rain jackets dela...

In GEAR » eVent warranty just one year?
July 29, 10:40am

Re: Frequency of Pac NW rescues
overconfidence .... and false sense of security the greater vancouver/squamish region has tons of "walks" (i wont even call em hikes) where you are within a few hours of urban areas ...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 23, 6:04pm

another rescue ... from a trail that is about an hour from a residential neighbourhood ... At 20:00 on Sunday, May 11th, 2014, Coquitlam SAR was activated to search for two lost hikers on Burke ...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 23, 11:29am

Is Backpacking Dying? Another friend of mine – well-educated, well-read, in his late 40s, but de facto homeless, without a car, an inveterate hitchhiker, an ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is Backpacking Dying?
July 23, 11:19am

Re: Re: RE: Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag
feathered friends arent en-tested and the current wrens anyways are a different beast from the hagloffs ;)

In GEAR » "Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag"
July 16, 6:38pm

Re: Re: "Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag"
A ZPack is -1°C and weighs 397 grams , with a 3/4 zipper. zpacks aint en-rated ... haglofs would be often when manufacturers start testing to en-ratings ... they often need to add more insul...

In GEAR » "Haglöfs wins design award for sleeping bag"
July 16, 5:51pm

Read this to understand en-ratings and the differences There a HUGE difference between the lower limit rating and the "comfort" rating for instance

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Recommendation - Women's
July 09, 2:06am

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm