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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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Dave had issues with his alpine jacket, but I know how these forums can turn into an echo chamber, so before everyone decides equilibrium is not durable enough for backpacking, I'll add that I&...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 08, 4:03pm

ascend glove
I just got a pair of ascend gloves, which I'm excited about. Very similar to the trail gloves, but more protection underfoot. I loved the ground feel of the trail gloves, but there was too much...

In GEAR » New Shoes
February 08, 2:13am

Zpacks Hexamid Twin Tarp w/ Beak
1) Weight: 6oz for the tarp+1.5 for stakes, I use a CCF pad cut to the size of my neoair as a ground pad and for backpack support (I think 2.5-3oz) 2) Sets up with: either two adjustable poles o...

In GEAR » A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
February 06, 11:53pm

purpose built
If the purpose of your pack is to allow you to go on a backpacking trip with less than 5lbs base weight, I can see why 5oz packs would be desirable. But if your goals are more terrain and activity ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 05, 12:27am

Encouraging reports from folks, and nice to get some more details from the source. I'm a reluctant gram weenie myself: my shelter is 7 oz, my quilt is a lb, and this year I added a 4 oz coo...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 05, 12:11am

yeah, I bet that anorak will be a favorite around here. I've been tempted by the ex-light and plasma, but the lack of a sealing at the hem has been a deal breaker. I wonder if the anorak has a ...

In GEAR » Outdoor retailer recap
February 01, 12:20am

I know its stupid to gossip and speculate based on this little info, but thats what you guys get, Ron for rolling something so promising looking out so slowly.... :) After seeing the harness sy...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 31, 10:24pm

Re: .
@chistopher yi I just bought a M borah gear down vest for $100 at 3.6 oz. I wear a M in most puffy layers as well, and this will layer a close fitting puffy or under a looser fitting one just fi...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Jacket
January 30, 11:55pm

new xlite small
Tyler, if you hold out, you should be able to find a neo air xlite small for about $100 either on great swap or with sales/coupons. Its lighter than the older ones & maybe warmer

In GEAR » Sleeping pads
January 28, 5:58pm

@ Mark Yes, the spirit of the internet has spoken, and it says: Mirage. ...but seriously, what Dan said rings true for me. I think for a three season down jacket, something like the pat UL hoo...

In GEAR » Recommendations for down jacket
January 27, 11:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am