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Years ago knee problems took me off the Long Trail half-way through... months of relative rest helped, but I will often use neoprene braces as a preventive. I honestly do not know if they help or i...

In GEAR » Knee wrap
February 25, 10:30am

Someone help the idiot
Huzefa, you are going to have to help me out with your chart- I have no idea how to translate that as a means to deduce the proper down fill for a specific garment. If 9 ounces of 800 fill power...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
February 23, 10:42am

You're right, the materials will add weight- though the Permafrost should be very warm for its weight given its welded box construction, 9 ounces of 800 fill down, and rather thin shell (15 and...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
February 21, 11:27pm

fugu really that warm?
Maybe I have just not been following this conversation, but am I the only one who is amazed at the NB Fugu beating the Permafrost, a jacket designed for cold weather climbing? Richard, how are th...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
February 21, 10:52pm

I'd love to see another softshell/hardshell material test (they did one years ago) that compares the properties of the fabrics used by Patagonia, Montbell, Arcteryx, Rab, Mtn Hardwear, Outdoor ...

In GEAR » BPL tests I'd like to see.....
February 20, 11:37am

I have used the first generation Lithium with Pertex Quantum inside an Equinox ultralight bivy in similar temperatures (northeast) for up to 3 nights. I use a full length closed cell pad under the ...

In GEAR » Bivy Question
February 09, 2:17pm

Plasti Dip on pack bottom?
My climbing pack has a series of small holes in the bottom along with abrasion wear. Aside from this damage, the pack will likely keep going for a few years, so I'd like to repair this damage. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Plasti Dip on pack bottom?
February 05, 10:23pm

Unless I am mistaken, Mora does not make folding knives, so are you asking who makes a better general utility fixed blade? It seems to me that is akin to asking what the best backpack or softshel...

In GEAR » Benchmade vs. Mora
January 31, 6:26pm

breathability chart
I have not seen any direct comparisons, though I'd imagine someone on this site has the information. Here is what I have: You m...

In GEAR » Polartec v Schoeller v Windstopper article?
January 23, 6:37pm

Good tarp
I have used that Equinox tarp for a solo shelter and found it to be wonderfully roomy and easily configured for a variety of conditions. The larger tarp lets you setup with the sides flush to the g...

In GEAR » Equinox SilNylon tarp
December 29, 2:59pm

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