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Re: Re: CO Plateau
Ah, well as a road warrior it depends on your route. If you come through Flagstaff to PHX, I highly recommend going through Oak Creek/Sedona. Lots of switchbacks and an amazingly beautiful canyon. ...

In GEAR » Should I Carry a Stove in the Southwest?
October 28, 1:17pm

Re: REI Kimtah eVent pants
REI Doesn't sell the kimtah pants anymore, but have replaced them with the Telus. They also sell the Acme pant which is a great Schoeller Dryskin pant with nanosphere DWR. I see it on sale r...

In GEAR » Backpacking snow shell pants
October 28, 12:49pm

CO Plateau
I know you're on a bike but not sure if you do any MTB. If you do obviously the Colorado Plateau is a must. Temps get cold but weather is generally clear. Even so, any of the places near Moab a...

In GEAR » Should I Carry a Stove in the Southwest?
October 28, 12:43pm

Re: Looking for More
Bring a gigapower or similar like Nick suggests. Generally speaking if there are fire restrictions, gas stoves are still allowed since they have a shut off valve (no esbit or alcohol). This time of...

In GEAR » Should I Carry a Stove in the Southwest?
October 28, 12:05pm

Wind shirts
Max, I did the same thing when I first started with windshirts. I eventually sized up to layer over a fleece and have not noticed any difference in warmer weather performance (actually it extends t...

In GEAR » Patagucci as technical wear?
October 27, 10:37pm

Re: Re: Mountain Hardwear DryQ Elite guarantee
Which pants are you talking about, that construction sounds odd for MHW? Also if you buy from REI or Backcountry.com they have great guarantees regardless of manufacturer (although REI has dropped ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear DryQ Elite guarantee
October 27, 9:23pm

Re: thanks
I also agree with fleece. A good windresistant fleece is nice (gore windstopper). The wind blocking membrane can make your hands pretty sweaty, but I find wind protection is more important than moi...

In GEAR » Best cold weather mitt liner
October 27, 3:39pm

Re: Thermoball
When new fabrics and insulations come out there's usually at least a year lag (often two or more) before the products become available for the DIY/MYOG community. There's a ton of economics...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thermoball
October 27, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Patagucci as technical wear?
Remember patagonia got it's start as a climbing company and still holds a design tradition harking back to then (even if the designers are working on convention more than knowledgeable traditio...

In GEAR » Patagucci as technical wear?
October 26, 4:42pm

Ace is the place
Hard to beat Ace for convenience and price. The staff is also almost universally helpful and knowledgeable. I just picked up some washers and SS mesh bits to play around with making a pre-filter fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tubing that will fit gravity filter, where to get?
October 24, 3:06am

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