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cch aliens
Great post by Thomas about efficeincy in climbing... and I agree that aliens in the small/mid sizes are some of the most versatile pieces avialable (up to red or orange). The heads fit in pin scars...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Friends and nuts...
December 10, 2:35am

I used to be terrified of heights- was even nervous for other people around edges... but agree with Doug that: "in the end, I think controlling fear is about putting yourself in those situa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Scared of Heights?
December 10, 2:20am

Thank you for the great replies Chris and David- I think I'm sold...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Waterproof Directional Clothing
December 05, 9:16am

Paramo Questions...
The stated performance (maximum breakability with excellent weather protection) appears to be the manifestation of all of the “softshell” claims that caused me to get a closet full of Epic, Pow...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Waterproof Directional Clothing
December 05, 4:02am

glove liners
I have different types of Windstopper gloves. Some are very thin- not so much fleece as close-fitting, nylon gloves (Manzella Silkweight). These do not insulate very much, but block wind for high-e...

In GEAR » Why windstopper for liner gloves?
December 02, 11:36pm

Weight comparisons
Good replies... Because I have the cams and a digital scale here are some weight comparisons for cams of the same range: Red #1 Black Diamond C4: 136g Red #1 Black Diamond Camalot: 158g G...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Friends and nuts...
November 26, 1:25pm

equinox bivy
According to the manufacturers website it has a hood: I have used the old rectangular, non-hoo...

In GEAR » equinox bivy
November 26, 5:16am

some thoughts
There are a lot of options out there, making the decision a difficult one, but I suppose the first choice most make is whether to buy down or synthetic. I rarely go out for more than 4 days in the ...

In GEAR » Help with Winter Hiking Jacket/Coat
November 20, 12:12pm

endurance bivy
I too am interested in the Rab Endurance overbag due to weight, price and the side zipper. Have you seen the BPL review of IDs Endurance Bivy from 2002? The review states of the fabric: "T...

In GEAR » Pertex Endurance
November 13, 2:49pm

The Meltdown is seriously puffy- so much so that you might have issues wearing one inside a sleeping bag... is that thing really 17 ounces? Personally, I need a hood on my winter parka, but if t...

In GEAR » "Light winter" down jackets
October 31, 11:04pm

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