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Re: Pack weight and materials?
Zpacks seems to have the lightweight sector locked up. I am not sure how much room there is for inovation in the sub 1 lb pack area. I am interested in the fastpacking pack especially if it has...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 27, 5:20pm

Framed Packs arent 3 lbs
I personally like a lightweight frame as soon as I am over 10lbs so outside of sul overnights I like the frame. however I believe there is almost never a reason to carry a 3lb backpack. (Desert Hi...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 20, 7:57pm

Re: Re: can I use these as baselayer
For me about 60F for the T2 while active and having it unzipped with nothing else on before I start sweating. At 75 I am sweating alot in it. (I have the T2 hodded zip tee). I tried it as a do ev...

In Gear Deals » MEC microgrid fleece sale
January 14, 2:16pm

Tubular Webbing and bicycle tubing
I use tubular webbing like the other picture but use an old bicycle tube cut in half to affix it. It is quite stretchy so really cinches the webbing to the pole tight. I use this on the Shangri...

In GEAR » Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3?
January 13, 11:27pm

Blizzard Bag
I have spent a night out in a blizzard bag this past summer. It got down to about 0C. With tights, and base layer shirt it was quite effective though a little cold. It is a legitamate 40 F bag. ...

In GEAR » Best emergency bivy/shelter for 3-season day use
January 06, 9:12am

Xlite FTW
I perfer the Xlite, One thing to consider is that for the same weight as the regular prolite you can get the X-large Neo Air Xlite. So you end up with a wider and longer pad for the same weight. ...

In GEAR » Which is more comfortable: NeoAir Xlite or ProLite Plus?
December 03, 10:21am

Re: Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
The patagonia down sweater. I wear this jacket from 20 to 40 F around the city, it is a nice jacket for around town and considered reasonably stylish. Note this is not the super UL version but ...

In GEAR » Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
November 17, 8:41am

Camp Clothes
Are you cold when you are around camp? If so add to your down jacket layers and down pants. If you are comfortable around camp at the lowestvpossible temp add down to the sleeping bag. I would...

In GEAR » CDT Sleep System Debate!
November 17, 8:29am

Less Warm
I am going with less warm. A 10 oz fleece might have 3 oz of elastic, pockets, zippers etc. even if it is just the collar of the shirt I suspect that the advantage given by the air gap is offset ...

In GEAR » Layering vs one layer.
November 16, 9:23pm

The MEC T2 base layers is slightly lighter weight than a Cap4. It is a grid fleece and fairly warm. There is also the MEC T3 which is slightly ligher than an R1 but heavier than a Cap 4 and a VEG...

In GEAR » lesser midlayer?
November 07, 10:27am

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm