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Re: Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket.
Kinda vague request. Looking for static insulation or active protection from the elements? Altitude and expected environment?

In Winter Hiking » Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket.
December 28, 11:58pm

Re: Vargo Bot
Hiking legend Justin Lichter aka Trauma uses the Bot. Sometime ya just gotta pay up when you have a seemingly incompatible list of requirements. http://www.justinlichter.com/vargo-bot-review/

In GEAR » Last piece of my puzzle: A lighter weight metal water bottle. Ideas?
December 26, 9:45pm

FS: NEW Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
Old BPL fav still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
December 25, 5:55pm

Re: hmmm....
Serge, it was surprisingly large when packed down, bigger than the OR Maestro I got at the same time. Weird since the Nano Puff I have is pretty compact. I would have needed a larger Winter pack th...

In Gear Deals » Brooks Range Cirro Extreme 120g Primaloft for $89
December 25, 6:16am

Re: Brooks Range Cirro Extreme 120g Primaloft for $89
I got one of these in XL Butterscotch from REI for $95 back in July. It was a little heavier than I expected, ~525g, did not come with a stuff sack and did not pack down very small. And I really di...

In Gear Deals » Brooks Range Cirro Extreme 120g Primaloft for $89
December 24, 7:14am

Re: usa sizing
I wear a hat size 7 1/2 and can slip 2 finger tips between my brow and the stretched EB FP900 L/XL beanie. Basically a perfect fit. The inside IR reflecting material is similar to Columbia Omni...

In Gear Swap » Black Rock Gear Beanie Alternative from Eddie Bauer
December 22, 5:24am

Re: Thank you Richard!
Yes, thanks Richard. And thanks ProLite! I wanna bubbler for Xmas too! ;-)

In GEAR » Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
December 21, 5:56pm

Re: snow shovel
I think the LIGHTEST shovel is Voile XLM with the BCA B-1 a close second. Both are short handle but he B-1 has a smaller scoop and the handle neck is flush and does not stick up above the scoop so ...

In GEAR » snow shovel
December 18, 6:51pm

Re: Re: Re: SS vs LS
Get a set of arm warmers and leave your angsts behind. Combined with the SS shirt it will probably still be lighter in weight too than the typical LS shirt.

In GEAR » When to carry/wear a Short Sleeve shirt?
December 18, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Modified LiteTrail System
No Esbit experience but curious. Re: storing wind screen and Esbit holder in pot Doesn't the Esbit gunk stick to these parts too and wouldn't that be kinda nasty to have INSIDE your c...

In GEAR » Lite Trail Solid Fuel System
December 18, 5:27pm

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