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Montbell Alpine Down Parka (not "Light") & new Montbell stuff
I was in Taipei recently and wandering around their shop I noticed they had the Alpine Down Parka, i.e. not the Alpine Light version available in the US. You can see it here on their japanese websi...

In GEAR » Montbell Alpine Down Parka (not "Light") & new Montbell stuff
April 29, 9:18pm

Re: Pajak
Hi Matthew, Hardly any manufacturer uses the "extreme" rating to rate their bags (Valandre are the only ones I've seen and I've always thought it was misleading and dangerous)....

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 10, 5:13am

couple things
Just wanted to point out that according to Pajak's website the -40C/-40F rating for that sleeping bag is actually the "Extreme" rating under the EN norm. The "limit" rating ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 09, 7:40pm

2 New PHD jackets
Interesting new jackets from purveyor of fine, hand-crafted and stupid expensive British down makers, PHD. Both use some sort of new ultralight coated shell fabric they call Ultrashell. I would exp...

In GEAR » 2 New PHD jackets
February 25, 10:07pm

Just use invertable stoves?

In GEAR » ISPO 2014: New Gear
January 30, 11:00pm

No Zebralights?
Omitting Zebralights is like omitting Zpacks from an Ultralight pack review. The H52Fw is the best head lamp I've ever used or seen. Programmable from 0.3 to 250+ lumens, nice warm beam and gre...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 9:39pm

Re: I have both
"The Exos is typical Osprey--good looking and loaded with pockets and straps" I think that's a great summary of Osprey packs. However as others have said this new Exos does appear ...

In GEAR » 2014 Osprey Exos 48
January 14, 10:29pm

The build quality of his stuff looks awesome. I'm not a huge fan of the multiple panel design because I think it's redundant but I guess it's a fairly standard way to go. Are the seams ...

In GEAR » Seriously...Zimmerbuilt packs are awesome....
November 02, 11:02pm

Re: duplex floor
Ground sheet?

In GEAR » Zpacks Duplex?
November 02, 10:57pm

so how do you self arrest with that thing?
I'm still at a loss as to how you self-arrest (effectively) with a spike-ended tube.

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 31, 12:57am

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