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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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Re: HMG Porter with ski carry modifications: anyone have one?
I had this done to my 3400 ice pack with full W/NW Dyneema. I think if you're doing a lot of spring skiing with long approaches like in the PNW, than its a great addition. If you'll only be...

In GEAR » HMG Porter with ski carry modifications: anyone have one?
January 23, 5:44am

hem lift
I just thought I'd add something about the helix, since I was one of the folks who criticized the hem lift. I still think this is a pretty darn nice jacket at an amazing price. I just returned ...

In GEAR » Long-Term Durability of Polartec NeoShell?
January 22, 11:47pm

borah for me
These all look good to me, but only one price looks good, so I went with that one. Mine should arrive Thursday or Fri, although if it fits good enough I doubt they'll be much to write home abou...

In GEAR » Best Down Vest between Borah Gear Ultralight Down Vest, Luke;s Ultralight Down Vest, BRG Down Vest
January 22, 11:43pm

Re: Re: Yet more on windshirts (Cirrus v. Zephyr)
"I spend a fair amount of time thinking about windshirts." --Guilty of the same (thanks in part to your thoughtful evolving web commentary!) I’ve come to a similar place with what wor...

In GEAR » Yet more on windshirts (Cirrus v. Zephyr)
January 22, 1:45am

@Stuart, if you're interested in the helix, I wouldn't let my comments dissuade you from trying it. There's only a few jackets I've tried that haven't had that hem lift issue wh...

In Gear Deals » 12.8 oz Neoshell anorak $125
January 16, 11:46pm

more impressions
I liked the look of this, especially at the price, so I thought I'd check it out. I'm impressed with almost everything about it: the quality and stitching seems outstanding, the zippers are...

In Gear Deals » 12.8 oz Neoshell anorak $125
January 15, 12:39am

montbell versalite pants
These are at the opposite side of the spectrum--very minimal. I don't have longterm experience with these, but after a couple packrafting trips, I'm quit happy. I don't expect them to l...

January 11, 11:35am

@stephen - Haha, I even went as far as to try to track it back down ;) I had an ex light vest that I'm pretty sure got taken by the wind, so we'll see if I can actually hold on to this one.

In Gear Deals » borah gear down vest
January 08, 5:03pm

borah gear down vest Borah gear is now offering a 3.6 oz (M) down vest for $100. It has 1.7 oz of down, so close to half of its weight. One of the only pieces that I've ever re...

In Gear Deals » borah gear down vest
January 07, 11:37pm

I've used a rab demand (anorak), which I like a lot, for the last few years, but I think a full zip is probably a little better for the main reason that its easier to vent. I actually prefer p...

In GEAR » Winter Shell: Anorak v. Full Zip
January 01, 7:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am