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Re: Backpack for a Small Woman
My gf is around the same height and weight. She likes gregory packs that have narrow but thicker straps (skinny straps with more padding if that makes sense) since they don't dig into her traps...

In GEAR » Backpack for a Small Woman
December 07, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Synthetic degradation question
I would suggest hand washing or using a front loader at a laundromat. Anything else will likely tear the bag up too much...if it even needs a wash. Like some other posters, I would say it was pr...

In GEAR » Synthetic degradation question
December 07, 6:28pm

Re: Re: 0F Sleeping Bags
For women, I definitely recommend looking at a Feathered Friends bag. They're women's versions seem well designed and cut more than others that rely on a unisex (*cough* male *cough*) shape...

In GEAR » 0F Sleeping Bags
December 07, 6:22pm

Re: Thanks
Just bring a windshirt anyway ;) That way you can test it out and if you don't like it you have the softshell as a backup. I've never been guided before but I doubt they'll yell at y...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Is a softshell jacket necessary?
December 07, 6:03pm

Re: I don't understand the DAS parka
The DAS, and any of those heavy synth belay parkas, exist for two purposes. Climbing or extended trips, often both at the same time. When you're climbing a big wall in sub freezing temps, that ...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 7:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Cap 4 = Power Stretch?
Yeah, the current Cap 4 stuff is pretty light. Pants are 5 oz and the Top is 8oz or so, you're under a lb for the pair, likely even in the largest sizes. Still I think the stuff is too warm for...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 06, 5:51pm

Re: All-in-one
@HWC, I'm not sure that's what the above poster was recommending. I don't know anyone on this forum that uses the typical 3-in-1 winter combos sold by so many companies. What they are r...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Breathability and warmth
Dale, you bring up a good point and thats why we now have the hybrid jackets so favored by climbers. The synth insulates the lower perspiration areas of the core while the fleece sides and underarm...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 5:46pm

Also I'm getting an r2 today and for the weight that is what I think of as "lofty fleece." All this 100wt fleece chatter is off topic imo. I will say this, I feel colder wearing a sli...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 10:33am

If you want a really breathable and light outer shell to act basically as a scrim, pick up some 4.5mme silk! Not sure if the insulation would poke through it though, but should be plenty breathable...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 10:17am

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