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Re: Is this sleeping pad combo sufficiently warm for a PCT thru hike?
I woke up with ice on my bag several mornings in socal and the Sierra routinely got down to about freezing (I camped high) so I would want a pad comfortable to about freezing. For me, that was a zr...

In GEAR » Is this sleeping pad combo sufficiently warm for a PCT thru hike?
December 17, 7:19am

Re: Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
I hiked without sunblock, so I needed something to keep the sun off my legs. I used convertible pants. I rarely hiked in just the shorts. I did unzip the knees a little bit on some uphills. Ther...

In GEAR » Are pants really necessary on the PCT?
December 16, 11:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Debunking Hydrostatic Head
"That's just the issue though. It's not a measure. It's a test of an aspect of performance. If it were actually a measure they would give something like the thickness of the layer ...

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 16, 7:21am

Re: Debunking Hydrostatic Head
More pseudoscience on BPL... HH is a standard measurement that is useful for comparing the relative water resistance between materials. By your logic, measuring down fill power, CLO, etc are all...

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 15, 7:26pm

Re: Best choice among the UL hooded down jackets?
Most hikers won't be sitting in camp in the mornings or evenings. I only wore my Montbell UL Down a few times while setting up and taking down camp. No hood was necessary.

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
December 12, 8:48pm

Re: thicker?
The R1 is thicker. The R1 squares also have less "dead space" between the rows.

In GEAR » R1 or Cap 4?
December 11, 8:55pm

Re: R1 or Cap 4?
Where I live, it doesn't get cold enough even in the winter to use R1 as a baselayer. I use Cap4 and even then it has to be in the single digits if I am moving. Of course I always have a windsh...

In GEAR » R1 or Cap 4?
December 11, 6:14pm

Re: patagonia R-1 pull-over sizing?
FYI, the sizing changes every year. I own two different sizes, each from different years. It's best to try them on in person.

In GEAR » patagonia R-1 pull-over sizing?
December 08, 2:21pm

Re: RE: REI Flash Packs
Does this imply that the Flash 18 is getting dropped? I hope not, as that pack has been around for about 5 years with very little changes. It's a good pack for what it is.

In Gear Deals » REI Flash Packs
December 01, 12:52pm

Re: Go Pro
I would say the internet has enough first person footage of skiing and climbing. Especially if it's mounted to a helmet. The viewing angle is usually bad or it ends up being a bunch of extreme ...

In GEAR » Go Pro
December 01, 12:39pm

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Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I bought this tarp the replace the blue walmart tarp I started out with. I was wary of the grommets at first, but I have had it staked out as tight as a drum and they haven't gotten loose at al...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 23, 10:38pm