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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

Re: vapour barrier sock liners
There's a few articles on winter footwear. Many use the NRS Hydroskin for a similar purpose. Thin and comfortable neoprene sock that's warm and vapor proof if you seal the seams.

In GEAR » vapour barrier sock liners
December 05, 9:50am

Re: Alps
REI is selling the Flash 62 for just under $100. A little bit smaller than your preference but the 62 has a robust frame with suspension. It should be able to carry your desired weight.

In Gear Swap » WTB Winter grade pack 65 liters +
December 04, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: WTT: Handheld noisemaker for backpacking gear
I was looking for a vuvuzela!

In Gear Swap » WTT: Handheld noisemaker for backpacking gear
December 04, 7:29pm

Re: Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
MHW B'layman's are on sale now for $120 at campsaver. If your size fits it's a pretty good deal and should be more than warm enough for anything you do with proper layering based off yo...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 04, 7:08pm

Re: Tell The Winter Surfers in Portland, Maine
Max, you're wrong. Wool dries slowly which reduces flash cooling, hence the "warm when wet". For reference are there any wet suits suitable for arctic water (ie around freezing) temps...

In GEAR » Lightweight, hooded long sleeve shirt options?
December 03, 8:05pm

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