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made in usa
I think Cilogear is making many if not all of their packs in New York now... Also, Equinox, Mystery Ranch and Feathered Friends.

In GEAR » Made in the USA
May 05, 9:46am

I have a pair that I still use from 8 years ago- more miles than I can count. Have a pair in every shoe I own (street and outdoor) except my ice boots as they actually have a supportive footbed. I ...

In GEAR » Superfeet
April 25, 12:42am

Wild Things uses Epic over Primaloft- a good combination. Rab's Belay parka is Pertex Endurance over Primaloft, Arcteryx has their Fission with Gore-Tex... there are a few options, though all a...

In GEAR » WPG Belay/Insulated Jackets suitable for clothes drying?
March 31, 5:10pm

Ready Mix
I feel the need to defend the Ready Mix as it is my favorite piece among the many Gore-Tex, Schoeller, Powershield, and nylon jackets I own. As Richard stated, the drape of the fabric is very go...

In GEAR » Encapsulated fibers = low maintenance UL functionality?
March 12, 11:29am

test it
Interesting topic- you seem to be in a perfect position to test your distrust of published clo values, and of the underlying premise that loft is not always the best determinant of warmth. If you...

In GEAR » Climashield vs. Polarguard
March 12, 3:07am

clothes drying too...
Allison makes a good point that for prolonged down use one must combat both internal and external moisture, and that some kind of resistant shell or bag cover and VBL can help. I used to subscribe ...

In GEAR » Down vs. Synthetic Quilt/Bag
March 10, 12:26am

Tough call
As an owner of a Ready Mix, a Houdini and an Epic fabric Cloudveil Anarok, I can state that there are definite differences in the fabrics- but whether the relevant difference (that one/some are enc...

In GEAR » Encapsulated fibers = low maintenance UL functionality?
March 09, 1:22am

For me it depends on where you are going, how long you will be there, and the time of year it is (this determines the likely precipitation and temperature). If, like me, you have regulated your...

In GEAR » Down vs. Synthetic Quilt/Bag
March 08, 1:28pm

Thank you Richard- I have been looking for the compartive clo/oz value of down and simply could not track it down. As and aside, I had no idea how badly Delta stacked up against Primaloft... or how...

In GEAR » Primaloft improves - press release
March 05, 9:16pm

I think it is completely a function of how large you are and what you are layering. I am a very thin 150lbs at over 6 feet... I can layer anything up to my Das Parka before it gets too tight. If yo...

In GEAR » Layering w/ Marmot Hydrogen Reg
March 03, 2:41pm

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