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Re: WTB Patagonia R1 hoodie
David, I have Spring 2011 XL in grey. Excellent condition other than some fine piling in typical wear areas.

In Gear Swap » WTB Patagonia R1 hoodie
January 09, 8:48pm

Re: boots or shoes for snowshoeing
Vasque Snow Junkie's are very nice Winer mids and great for snowshoeing if you are not camping. Still very lightweight even with 200g Thinsulate. My size 11 averages 585g per boot. Only avai...

In GEAR » boots or shoes for snowshoeing
January 09, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
Ha! Yes, New Balance/Reebok/Sketchers et all, paid multi-million US$ fines to the US FTC and ordered to stop the false advertising for shaping/toning/health claims. MBT Corp. itself even had to dec...

In GEAR » Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
January 08, 5:46pm

Re: Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
Isn't this another spin on the same MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) walking shoe hokum that is supposed to shape your butt and legs? I remember it as funny since the company's own sponsored...

In GEAR » Backpacking in "maximalist" shoes? (ie.Hoka One One)
January 08, 4:45pm

Re: hence the columns in the matrix
As a ref point, my RAB Infinity Endurance size XL weighs precisely 493g w/o useless stuffsack. Hence don't trust the accuracy of mfg's specs!

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Two layered down jackets?
January 07, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Bidet?
Maybe this instead, http://hygienna.com/

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 03, 7:22am

Re: Re: 1.59 oz half vest thingy?
Popular with the office workers forced to abide our Winter no/low heat electricity conservation guidelines and the elderly here since the reactor meltdown.

In GEAR » 1.59 oz half vest thingy?
January 01, 8:26pm

FS: NEW Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
Happy New Year! Time for new boots!

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
December 31, 6:35pm

Re: Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket
Ditto! As worn last weekend. http://flic.kr/p/iyVB6T Temp -11C Wind ~30kph Alt:~2000m Sunny and Dry Top: Cap4 EW hoody Piton Hybrid Jacket Houdini Bottom: Cap4 EW Bottoms Simple Gu...

In Winter Hiking » Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket.
December 29, 11:22pm

Re: Re: Canister fuel
I have 14 Snowpeak canisters now, half 110 half 230 sizes. 9 are Made in Japan and 5 Made in Korea. 4 of the 5 Korean canisters are "Summer" n-butane/ISO mix gas. The rest are "Winte...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 1: Basic Framework for Selecting A Cooking Pot and Predicting Fuel Needs
December 29, 5:24pm

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