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Re: How do you define ultralight?
Marketing term for people who want to feel superior because they have a small arbitrary number at the end of a spreadsheet. It's just a label. You pack what you need and then get out there ...

In GEAR » How do you define ultralight?
May 31, 11:26pm

Re: Rain pants
When it's warm and I am wearing trail runners, I go with a rain skirt. It does the job just fine. It it's cold enough for boots (thus a desire to keep my feet dry), it's cold enough for...

In GEAR » Rain pants
May 31, 3:00pm

Re: Mountain Hardwear alcove jacket
Sorry for the thread drift, but does anyone know the gm/m^2 for the Hooded Compressor PL? I already bought it, but it would be nice to know. MHW touts the ecofriendlyness of the material, but they ...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear alcove jacket
May 29, 2:19pm

Re: Thank you for the feedback!
Crampons are just going to get you into trouble if you don't have a proper B rated ice axe. You don't want to be on an icy slope with whippets. If you do slip, your best bet is to avoid a f...

In GEAR » Ice axe / crampons for early July JMT
May 28, 2:06pm

Re: Ultralight mountaineering boots and crampons
I would go for durability over lightweight for mountain rescue, but I'm not in SAR so take that for what you will. This is assuming that you fit into Scarpa/La Sportiva boots. If you have an...

In GEAR » Ultralight mountaineering boots and crampons
May 27, 1:38pm

Re: Heavyweight Hiking on Colorado
Pretty light for winter snowshoeing in Colorado! My pack for winter in the Cascades is quite a bit larger.

In GEAR » Heavyweight Hiking on Colorado
May 27, 1:31pm

Re: Ice axe / crampons for early July JMT
1. If you don't pratice using it, it's just a prop for your photos 2. Easy as watching a youtube video and spending an hour practicing. Don't do it on the JMT though, since you might s...

In GEAR » Ice axe / crampons for early July JMT
May 25, 10:54am

Re: Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
I agree, the throwaway sporks can easily break when you don't want them to. A nice quality lexan spork should run just a few bucks. I have an old GSI one that is light, cheap, and nicely colore...

In GEAR » Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
May 24, 1:36pm

Re: GPS on JMT? Which Topo Maps ??
I wouldn't even consider one. An altimeter would be nice though, since things seemed to be defined in terms of elevation rather than distance out there.

In GEAR » GPS on JMT? Which Topo Maps ??
May 24, 12:10pm

Re: Thermolite insulated bag liner
This thing seems to pop up every week. Greatest marketing lie ever. I bet they make a ton of money off of it.

In GEAR » Thermolite insulated bag liner
May 22, 8:32pm

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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