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access to/Interference with your climbing harness
with a jacket cut it doesn't interfere with your harness. you also don't need a dbl slider zipper, which are a pita with the new waterproof zippers. there are a couple of parka length eve...

In GEAR » Why are all the eVent Rain Jackets so short
March 18, 10:44am

drop seats
i have a couple of patagonia fleeces that are bibs and onesies. they have all have fairly functional drop-seat arrangements and double slider front zippers.

In GEAR » Important news for Cap 4 fans
March 11, 1:19pm

the nalgene wide-mouth cantene - 32 fl. oz. is my choice
where it becomes invaluable to have, even if you don't plan on using it, is when it's so cold that if you opened or exited your sleeping bag you'd never be able to get it warm again. a...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
March 11, 7:40am

"I can't believe no one has mentioned a bivy made from Unobtanium!"
you sir have won the internet.

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 06, 2:05pm

if you want to sleep out in a field
keep an eye out for an integral desings unishelter in event. they made them for a couple of years and they show up on ebay and some of teh other outdoor boards evey once in a while. you might also...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 04, 6:40pm

take your liner socks off
and dry your feet if you can. the more you can limit your feet's exposure to the damp socks (moisture)the better off you feet will be. i lay damp things like damp socks on my torso inside my s...

In GEAR » VBL liners
February 28, 7:09pm

i will stick with my heatgear recommedation
guy who turned me on to it wouldn't wear any other base layer, top and bottom. he's summited a hand-full of 8000m peaks and with some regularity headed down to south america (typically per...

In GEAR » very light powerdry baselayers - under armour
February 28, 6:13pm

under armour makes some great stuff
i'm a big fan of their heatgear. i'm not looking for insulation from my baselayer as much as i'm looking for light top with wicking ability. i like the *fitted* version so that it lay...

In GEAR » very light powerdry baselayers - under armour
February 28, 4:48pm

why not just go with a quilt?
the bag is designed for the alpine environment. I don't think you'd do as well with a quilt in a sitting bivy. you can easily pull the viero up under your arms, snug it with the draw stri...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 8:26pm

the cut takes some getting use to
the top is cut wide so that you can wear your jacket inside and not reduce the loft. in the stock model it has less down (45* rating) in the wide area than in the foot (25* rating) in anticipatio...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 7:48pm

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