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Re: Need Female (or knowledgable male) Input: 2013 AT NOBO Female Thru-Hiker hopeful needs advice on gear
No really long thru-hike experience and I'm a short (5'2") woman but here are my gear opinions for what they're worth. 1) I've been hiking with a ULA Circuit for a few years...

In GEAR » Need Female (or knowledgable male) Input: 2013 AT NOBO Female Thru-Hiker hopeful needs advice on gear
January 03, 8:02pm

Re: Is 600-650 down worth it?
I need a little clarification -- the Lumen is EN-rated to 27*. Are you looking for something that's significantly warmer than the Lumen, i.e. EN-rated to 15-20 degrees? If so, a 600-650 down ...

In GEAR » Is 600-650 down worth it?
January 03, 12:27pm

Re: Which of these 3 down jackets?
I have a Nanopuff and the Montbell UL Inner. I think the Montbell is slightly warmer than the Nanopuff and it has pockets and is lighter but, overall, I use it for similar temps. I just got a M...

In GEAR » Which of these 3 down jackets?
December 30, 12:41pm

Re: Grand Canyon Permits - fax question
All permit requests faxed in on the first day, from midnight to 5pm MST, are thrown into a "lottery" and processed in random order. There's no advantage to faxing early but make sure ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Permits - fax question
December 29, 8:56pm

Re: I'm glad this generated insight...
>> I really do think - like my experiences with OR or REI - that MontBell sending me a jacket, putting a hold on my card and waiting to replace it would be the easiest thing to do. OK... d...

In GEAR » Disappointed in Mont-Bell
December 20, 9:53am

Re: More firm slpg pad
Try the Thermarest ProLites, "self-inflating" foam-filled. Women's ProLite (66") is 16oz with R-value of 2.8. Women's ProLite Plus is 21oz with R-value of 4.6. Or maybe tr...

In GEAR » More firm slpg pad
December 07, 7:00pm

Re: Updated My Gear List
You have nearly 2LB in knives and pistol. That's 15% of your base weight. Seems like a lot. Do you really need ALL of the following? Cell phone Watch Spot GPS

In Gear Lists » Update My Gear List
November 28, 3:12pm

Re: Grand Canyon in January
Personally, I'd be wary about an older "20-degree" synthetic bag unless you've used it recently down into the 20's and are confident in its temperature rating. For January,...

In Gear Lists » Grand Canyon in January
November 28, 7:15am

Re: trying to help my GF pick out trail running shoes
>> Does anyone know if there's a womans equivilant of the inov 8 trailroc 255 in womens? I think the Trailroc 255's are supposed to be 'unisex'. I recently got a pair of...

In GEAR » trying to help my GF pick out trail running shoes
November 26, 10:39pm

All set
For those of you who responded here and PM'ed, thank you and my sincere apologies for not having replied. It really wasn't my intent to blow you off! I just got back from an unexpected 2 ...

In Gear Swap » WTB UL puffy jacket, men's XS/S
November 26, 12:52pm

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