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All Forum Posts by Jim MacDiarmid

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Re: ROI of upgrading
You buy the best, lightest gear you can afford that suits your purposes. When you have an inflexible budget, your dollars/oz savings method is as good as any. I've used that method myself whe...

In GEAR » ROI of upgrading
August 27, 2:26pm

Re: Filter for Platy Big Zip
Sure, the Frontier Pro will hook right up to the end of the tube. I use a Frontier Pro with a 2L platy for all my filtration needs. I used it to drink directly from the bladder, but you could als...

In GEAR » Filter for Platy Big Zip
August 27, 10:11am

Re: How Long
A week to you + 3-5 days shipping to me would be fine. I just need it by mid-September. My trip is the first week of October, and I'd like a week or two to figure out how it works. PM with d...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Brunton ADC Summit
August 27, 8:14am

WTB: Brunton ADC Summit
Looking for a new toy to track temperature, etc on an upcoming trip. Best price I can find is ~$72 shipped. I'll pay $60 shipped (zip code 10023)for like-new used model. So long as you'...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Brunton ADC Summit
August 27, 8:00am

Re: Patagonia R1 Jacket. The hype?
+1 to all that was said above. I bought the R1 hoody a couple years back thinking it would be great for winter camping. It's not terrible; I wore it on two trips and the deep zip does allow f...

In GEAR » Patagonia R1 Jacket. The hype?
August 26, 10:31am

Re: Re: Re: Who Makes Down Hoods?
I just ended up wrapping my Ex Light down jacket around my head when I slept A classic 'duh' moment; I'm bringing my UL Down Inner Parka along as insulation. I was thinking that I ...

In GEAR » Who Makes Down Hoods?
August 25, 10:30am

Re: blackrock gear
Yes, after I posted I remembered the Black Rock Beanie. Thinking out loud, I wonder if the Beanie in combo with a hoodie (patagonia R1 or BPL Beartooth) would be enough? The advantage of ...

In GEAR » Who Makes Down Hoods?
August 24, 2:51pm

Who Makes Down Hoods?
I'm looking for a down hood to supplement my quilt when the temps drop below freezing. Above that I've found myself okay with the hood of my hoody and a beanie if I need more. I know of:...

In GEAR » Who Makes Down Hoods?
August 24, 2:25pm

FS: Sea to Summit Event Compressions Sacks, TNF Skareb 55
Bump.

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Whisper, TNF Skareb, Event Compression Sacks, Hiker Pro
August 23, 7:17am

Re: Pack suggestions. UL but lots of food.
SMD Starlite? It's my winter pack of choice. Technically, it has the same 4200 cubic inch volume of the Circuit, but the main pack body + extension holds 3400ci vs 2900ci for the Circuit. S...

In GEAR » Pack suggestions. UL but lots of food.
August 21, 11:32am

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm