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jeffrey armbruster (book) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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"Rain Pants Colorado Trail"
One consideration: for me at least, sweaty legs just aren't an issue. So I'm less concerned with breathable fabrics for my rain pants. I value waterproofiness and decent weight over everyth...

In GEAR » Rain Pants Colorado Trail
February 08, 1:50pm

"Trail Work Thread"
Back in the 70's I worked trail in the Pacific Northwest over four seasons. It was a great experience. Having done this gives me cred with trail workers that I meet nowadays in the Sierra. thes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
February 08, 1:41pm

"favorite high elevation summer down puffy??"
Down gives the best warmth for weight ratio of any garment. I decided on more down, one less layer. I'm warmer for less weight with a 13 ounce down jacket with hood and no merino/capilene mid l...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 05, 11:06pm

favorite high elevation summer down puffy??"
I'm not sure how well summer kit in the sierra translates to the CDT. I've never hiked in Colorado. I've come to be willing to carry a few extra ounces of down for the provided warmt...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 6:36pm

"Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed"
Exped mat for sure. You're small, so you won't need a long. Frankly, you might consider their super light downmat. It's pricy and slightly heavier than the UL, but you're completely...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed
February 03, 1:47pm

"favorite high elevation summer down puffy??"
I bought a Brooks Range hooded 900 fill anorak puffy on a spectacular sale two years ago. The Alpini, before it went to downtek (probably why it went on sale.) it weighs 13 or 14 oz.s I bought it f...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 1:37pm

"Tenaya Canyon"
there's a group of people over on Yosemite News and Information (discussion?) who write about their jaunts down Tenaya. Definitely technical. You can learn a lot about the routes on that site.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 10:36am

"Calling all Tahoe Rim Trail afficianados"
Another thumbs up for the mentioned plan. I have some friends who started on the east side (they were new to backpacking) and had to carry water, plus their over heavy packs. They quit after a day ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Calling all Tahoe Rim Trail afficianados
February 03, 10:25am

"MLD Duomid with no trekking poles"
I use the zpacks pole on my hexamid solo. 3 ounces, works fine. I haven't been in heavy winds with it however. I might double up with my hiking pole in brutal winds; it feels a little flimsy. (...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid with no trekking poles
January 31, 4:50pm

"JMT Alternatives"
Thinking in terms of achievable miles per day on trail, even over multiple passes, is reasonable. I don't think that you can extrapolate from this onto the SHR. It's just another animal. F...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Alternatives
January 30, 5:59pm

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm