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I believe the essenshell went through many versions and eventually become the Ready Mix. My essenshell, which is a simple pullover, is a non-stretch polyester that- I believe- has an Epic coating. ...

In GEAR » Let's talk about softshell clothing systems!
December 16, 8:03pm

Northern Lites
To reiterate what Steve said- the Northern Lites can be downright dangerous in very steep terrain. I use my Backcountry' for winter in the Catskills and Adirondacks. I have ended up in full spl...

In GEAR » Snowshoe traction by brand
December 16, 10:27am

synthetic clothing instead?
Quick question- is there any reason why synthetic clothing used inside a down bag would NOT have the same effect as the synthetic liner bag? I have been using my DAS parks inside a WM Antelope for...

In GEAR » Do I really need a bivy for snow camping?
December 16, 10:13am

If your lowest temp is 20 degrees, I'd use a thin wool baselayer, powerstretch over that, and then a good softshell pant (Mammut Champ for me). The breathability lets me wear this while moving ...

In GEAR » Lower body insulation down to 20 degrees F
December 10, 1:28pm

Gamma AR
I have been using a Gamma AR as my around-town jacket for years (the SV without hood). I just loaded up a pack and tried it on: yes, the zippers are under the shoulder straps. I could access them i...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Gamma SV Hoody ?
December 10, 12:34pm

cch aliens
Great post by Thomas about efficeincy in climbing... and I agree that aliens in the small/mid sizes are some of the most versatile pieces avialable (up to red or orange). The heads fit in pin scars...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Friends and nuts...
December 10, 2:35am

I used to be terrified of heights- was even nervous for other people around edges... but agree with Doug that: "in the end, I think controlling fear is about putting yourself in those situa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scared of Heights?
December 10, 2:20am

Thank you for the great replies Chris and David- I think I'm sold...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Waterproof Directional Clothing
December 05, 9:16am

Paramo Questions...
The stated performance (maximum breakability with excellent weather protection) appears to be the manifestation of all of the “softshell” claims that caused me to get a closet full of Epic, Pow...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Waterproof Directional Clothing
December 05, 4:02am

glove liners
I have different types of Windstopper gloves. Some are very thin- not so much fleece as close-fitting, nylon gloves (Manzella Silkweight). These do not insulate very much, but block wind for high-e...

In GEAR » Why windstopper for liner gloves?
December 02, 11:36pm

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