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micros and pons
If you expect light snow and softer icy conditions, Kahtoola Microspikes have proven themselves time and time again. If you expect hard, glassy ice, Microspikes are not enough. You need crampon...

In GEAR » microspike, crampon suggestions.
December 05, 8:18am

I like the Fly
How else am I supposed to pee while wearing a harness? And since my hiking clothes do double duty as climbing clothes, they sure as heck had better have a fly.

In GEAR » The Other Fly --The Ridiculous One in your Baselayer
December 03, 11:21pm

more Helios problems abound
Tested it today. Nothing changed, except that I left the canister and the whole rig put together outside overnight. 45º outside today. I timed it. 13 minutes to boil 1.5L. Twice the flame we...

In GEAR » Jetboil Helios... extremely slow?
December 02, 8:06pm

Rab -- very good
I have the Rab Strata with Polartec Alpha. It's very good. I've been using it for cycle-commuting to work and also for rock climbing before the ice sets in. The seams are all good, the fit ...

In GEAR » RAB - what's the general consensus?
December 02, 7:56pm

Re: Re: Jetboil Helios... extremely slow?
Last night, canister had been sitting in my garage, which is detached from the house and uninsulated. So canister was presumably same as ambient air temperature (35ºF). No cozy, no water, yes inve...

In GEAR » Jetboil Helios... extremely slow?
December 01, 8:07pm

Jetboil Helios... extremely slow?
Hi all, I just purchased a Jetboil Helios thinking it would be a perfect winter stove for group camping/backpacking. I love the way the system is integrated with the windscreen and heat exchanger ...

In GEAR » Jetboil Helios... extremely slow?
November 30, 9:32pm

I agree with the other posters. In fact I was thinking about this very topic earlier today and was contemplating posting the same opinion as conveyed by OP! I don't think that the 2013 Houdi...

In GEAR » 2013 Houdini, I like it
November 25, 10:28pm

Zipper Flap
The 2013 Houdini is notable for several, immediately obvious changes: It has a different sort of pocket. It is very narrow and you have to really stuff the jacket to fit it in. It makes a very t...

In GEAR » Differentiating Pagonia Houdini 2013 vs pre-2013
November 25, 10:19pm

Cool pack
I have wanted this pack for awhile. I've seen it in store and I thought it was a pretty nicely made, well-designed pack. However, I am all set for my dayhike needs and if I were to use it f...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer First Ascent Bacon Backpack?
November 22, 6:38pm

Re: Re: winter tents
>What you get with a four-season tent doesn't exactly have to do with seasons. > >A four-season tent is simply built to withstand higher winds and probably a decent snow load on the ...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 10:08pm

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