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Re: Getting rid of boots for trail runners????
Gore-Tex is a marketing gimmick in ANY shoes. On the other hand, lots of people reckon that Gore-Tex socks work well. Try Euro brands - they're often very slim fitting.

In GEAR » Getting rid of boots for trail runners????
March 11, 5:29am

Re: Sendai earthquake
Miguel works in Tokyo so he should be fine - but he may have been affected by the temporary closure of the subways. Some of the subways are now operating (I have NHK on satellite). My wife'...

In Chaff » Christchurch earthquake
March 11, 5:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wizard of Oz
"I don't understand it though. The big banks were almost bankrupt one day, then a couple years later they're super profitable again. Something fishy there..." Two points to con...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 3:16am

Re: boots
"And I don't see much of a difference between trail shoes and my running shoes." Trail shoes have faster, more rugged colours. (Agree re your point - I typically wore my stand...

In GEAR » Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
March 07, 4:12pm

Re: little snarky, DW?
"for almost any other piece of gear, posters are happy to debate things on their merits and suggest gear based on an asker's stated preference and needs. But for footwear, should a person ...

In GEAR » In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
March 07, 4:07pm

OMM Cypher Smock eVent 240 g http://www.theomm.com/products?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=14&category_id=2 Montane Spektr Smock eVent 210 g http:...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight alpine rainjacket
March 07, 5:08am

Re: Re: In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
"Another situation is in snake season...I'm sure a lot of you don't have to worry about that, but it is a comfort (although not perfect protection) at some times of the year." ...

In GEAR » In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
March 07, 4:59am

Re: In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
"I really do need boots. The GTX waterproof sounded appealing." Boots aren't necessary with light or UL loads. Gore-Tex doesn't work in boots. I've had two pairs of ...

In GEAR » In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
March 07, 4:41am

Re: question - rock plates in runners?
"This is regarding the comment by D W about "rock plates" in runners. What exactly are they?" Some runners - like the new Gel Trabuco - have a hard plastic plate between the ...

In GEAR » Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
March 07, 4:21am

Re: Re: Re: Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
"Last time I hiked to kjerag in norway with a 12 euro pair of runners. It was fine, but I also only brought a backpack with a jumper, water bottle and camera. The area I want to go to might b...

In GEAR » Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
March 06, 6:19am

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm