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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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rebate program The website will explain it better than me, but its a rebate program. You have sign up with them and then link to their retailers from their site. Active junky ge...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
February 25, 11:16pm

Re: More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
I'd second the Helios suggestion. Its probably my favorite trail shoe I've ever used. The sole is made out of this mix of foamy stuff & climbing rubber that slightly conforms to the ter...

In GEAR » More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
February 24, 2:13pm

alpine use
I'd estimate that's I've worn the alpine 20-25 days since last winter, mostly back country skiing with a pack on. It might have gotten thrown in the wash & dwr'd with a couple o...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 23, 6:16pm

EXTRA20 code gets you an extra %20 off. Activejunky rebar brings it down to just over $80 all told. Dammit, Dave C., I'm blaming you for my windshirt obsession.

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
February 23, 7:10am

I'm 6'2" 170. The M fits width wise but the front hem is a little shorter than I'd like. There is a fairly pronounced droptail although typical for arc teryx. The nuclei is in the ...

In Gear Deals » arc teryx nuclei & MH thermostatic hooded <$145
February 21, 1:49pm

urban gear testing
OK, I'll stop with the urban gear testing after this (injury is a good excuse right?), but I just thought I'd add that last night was very windy in boulder (up to 70mph gusts) and I hung ou...

In Gear Deals » arc teryx nuclei & MH thermostatic hooded <$145
February 21, 7:40am

Re: Mirage
@Dan We have a montbell store in town where I recently tried on the mirage. I'm 6'2" 170 and I like the fit of the medium better. Arms were fine.

In GEAR » Video review of my new Montbell Mirage jacket.
February 20, 11:55pm

quick update
Quick update: Going with the nuclei. The MH is nice & the thermal q seems quite warm, but the nuclei had more articulated fit with longer sleeves & a better hood. I stood outside in breezy ...

In Gear Deals » arc teryx nuclei & MH thermostatic hooded <$145
February 20, 5:08pm

Re: Re: inscendo
I thought they used the same fabric too but after being surprised by the lack of breathabilty on the inscendo I checked the arc sit and it uses lumin while the squeamish uses gossamera.

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 20, 6:58am

Nice article. I don't have much experience with cross country skis, so I can't make a comparo, but I will say that my friend on XC skis was struggling to keep up with me on a classic XC tra...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 20, 2:47am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am