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I wear synth all the time and they get damp to soaked Never had a big odor problem especially after washing Thicker merino on the hand takes forever to dry when soaked Thinner merino aint v...

In GEAR » Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
December 13, 7:35pm

0.7 R value
same R value ... ;)

In GEAR » 2015 Sea to Summit sleeping mats
December 12, 9:16am

Re: Re: Twice as durable
BPL did a review of packs a few years back one thing that i worked out when the numbers were crunched was that the denier of the fabric had little correlation with the total weight of the pack ...

In GEAR » Cuben vs Hybrid backpacks
December 12, 9:00am

2 poofays
To the question of using 2 poofays rather than 1 larger poofay Its works fine if you an deal with the extra faff - get a synthetic and a down sweater - fit em so that either one can go und...

In GEAR » Campsite Jacket for 30F Recommendation?
December 12, 6:34am

Re: Layering Advice
Freezing rain or snow ... Thats the BIG question in the offseason Down works fine for the latter, it takes special precautions for the former As to your insulation, a nanopuff is about as war...

In GEAR » Layering Advice
December 12, 6:14am

Re: Re: Re: Winter down bag decision
As to an Eddie Bauer bag with a warranty versus a top tier bag with a (theoretically) lesser warranty, I think there's a Tommy Boy quotation which is applicable. I like to buy stuff which doesn...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 1:07pm

Re: One last remark/suggestion
Just maybe a thin synthetic, removable bag "topper" is an answer to collecting body and tent condensation and drying it out quickly. this is what synthetics overbags are for ... some...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 1:04pm

Re: dwr
From what I understand DWR is simply a coating that helps the water "bead up" so it will fall off the fabric easier. The actual fabric of the jacket is what keeps it waterproof. DWR is si...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 12:59pm

Re: good deal
this is not a knock against FF or any other down manufacturer ... but i always hear about the DWR thing about how yr down jacket/gear wont get wet first ... DWR will do nothing against internal ...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 12:28pm

i wont comment on any particular bag but i will say that unless they go out of business or refuse to honor their warranty (which i havent heard of yet) ... EB is a no brainer riskless purchase ...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 11:42am

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm