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In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Tempest Gloves (fleece lined Conduit) , Men's Large
October 09, 6:30pm

pants
For one thing, you won't get the same warmth for half the weight if you go for down instead of synthetic. If you want full zip, you'll be looking at more like 12 oz vs. 16 - and of course y...

In GEAR » down vs. synthetic insulated pants for winter
October 08, 9:59pm

Re: Fleece warmth
Miles - re your original question - for summer in the Sierra, I have used for a few years now the following: a 1/4 zip t-neck much like the one you have, a base layer shirt, and precip jacket. I al...

In GEAR » Fleece warmth
October 06, 10:26pm

Re: thanks
you should also look at closeout stuff on new boots. Often the last sizes left are the smallest and they go real cheap.

In Winter Hiking » AT gear- where to look?
October 04, 5:34pm

Re: AT gear- where to look?
http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?PHPSESSID=j70krf0lmtll5slbmrsojpao71&board=5.0

In Winter Hiking » AT gear- where to look?
October 03, 9:30pm

Re: Winter Shelters: MSR Twin Sisters?
I have an MSR Twin Peaks - the immediate ancestor of the Sisters - that I added snow flaps to. I have used it on several ski tours; here it is at Dale Lake, Red Mountain Basin in the Sierra: ...

In GEAR » Winter Shelters: MSR Twin Sisters?
October 03, 9:23pm

Re: Re: 5.0 Apex Climashield
So Jerry, the 2.5 comes up to around the waist and then the 5 oz starts? Is that the idea?

In GEAR » cliamshield quilts - your experience
September 30, 8:22am

cliamshield quilts - your experience
Would like to hear from any and all as to how your cliamshield quilt has performed. If you could state the weight of climashield in the quilt you bought or made, and what temperatures it has kept y...

In GEAR » cliamshield quilts - your experience
September 28, 7:22pm

Re: Easy off/on layer ing fo rthe lower half?
I've always found long johns and shorts to be a good starting point, then windpants over if it cools off. You'll want side zips (at least partial) to get over those 15EEE's. Depending o...

In GEAR » Easy off/on layer ing fo rthe lower half?
September 19, 3:40pm

Re: Remote canister gas stove - Fire Maple FMS-117T or Kovea Spider, or?
I'd get the spider unless you want to go for one of Roger Caffin's creations. I think for family use the remote is nice because: -More stable with larger pots/pans -easier to safely use ...

In GEAR » Remote canister gas stove - Fire Maple FMS-117T or Kovea Spider, or?
September 18, 10:48am

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