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Re: Re: Eddie Bauer bought out
>>>Any other previous EB customers get an email invite to participate in a survey with q 20% off coupon "payment"?<<< Yes, I got the invite and did the survey last we...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer bought out
February 16, 3:55pm

Re: Re: FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
Yes, I would like to have few size 10.5 myself. Nice protective rand wrapping the toe and heel and sticky rubber are ideal for rocky terrain. Almost like an approach shoe but much lighter weight. T...

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
February 16, 7:28am

Re: Re: Re: DWR?
FWIW, I have both a SPRING 2011 Houdini and a recent Polygiene-treated Boreas and if I forced to guess I would say the Boreas is at least ~2x more breathable than the Houdini when breathing thru it.

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 16, 5:54am

Re: DWR?
Paul, on the Rab web page for the Boreas under the Fabric tab it clearly says "DWR/Spray: 80/20". But the proof is in the pudding so if you have a Boreas you will see light mist bead ...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 15, 10:20pm

Re: Marmot incline
Sounds kinda like the Rab Boreas, which DOES have DWR. The maybe OR Centrifuge..?

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 15, 8:42pm

FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
ONE pair of new-in-box Inov-8 Roclite 370 mid hiking boots. BPL favorite UL weight mid hiking boot @370g per boot. Lighter weight than most trail runners or approach shoes. Fast drying, highly brea...

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 Roclite 370 mids
February 15, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: DWR Down Ye or Nah
I think it is pretty well known that the wholesale price of high quality down has risen quite a bit in the last 18mos or so due to shortages and consumer pressure for ethical sourcing. Some of the ...

In GEAR » DWR Down Ye or Nah
February 15, 5:55am

Re: DWR Down Ye or Nah
Another DWR Down video out offering some more data points. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jHPiGWAQw I have to say after washing my EB Downlight 50 Stormrepel down jacket for the first time...

In GEAR » DWR Down Ye or Nah
February 14, 6:40pm

New OR Helium Pants and Helium HD Jacket
Now Helium 2 users having a comparable emergency UL rain pant using the Pertex Shield+ 30D fabric. 5.9oz / 166g for size Large. Basic feature set with ankle zips, rear zip pocket (hopefully a stuf...

In GEAR » New OR Helium Pantsand Helium HD Jacket
February 14, 2:34am

Re: Re: Return dilemma
But what if it IS DEFECTIVE and the company agrees? Lot's of products are covered by what seems overly generous warranties. The burden is on the company to decide if the claim is legit or not, ...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 8:24pm

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