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in winter, if it's cold enough to be wearing tights they almost never come off
and for the most part, if i'm wearing soft shell pants over them they don't come off either. and for clarification purposes, my tights are close fitting, but are not a compression garment.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping in tights?
December 08, 3:44pm

bp meds and sensitivity to cold
i wonder which bp medicine is at issue with the cold. nifedipine, a bp medicine, is the only drug approved to treat Raynaud's. maybe it's vasodilating effect results in a more rapid reduc...

In Winter Hiking » Question - hands cold
December 08, 3:02pm

it’s more than a coincidence that 3 of us here (if there was a here) that are 6’1”, are running similar setups, paring a 58 cm axe with an ice tool.
and if i had to guess, the tool has a hammer not an adze. as mentioned above, this wouldn't be the setup multi-pitch water ice.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
December 08, 7:35am

Any thoughts on length? :) - Yes
it's a highly personal choice. that's my thoughts on length. i'm your height and i have old ice tools (not leashless), and a 73 cm straigh shaft ice axe for simple glacier travel and a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 26, 10:07am

with that grivel axe, make sure you orderit with the easy slider
it's a great add-on.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 25, 10:25pm

do you wear undies under the tights or just go cammando?
depends on how long the trip will be, the expected temperature and what if anything i'm planning on wearing over them. i'm a big fan of ua heatgear boxerbriefs.

In GEAR » Recommendation on tights
November 24, 8:07pm

+1 on mark and justin's comments. also,
i like tights as part of my layering system because there's less binding and bunching up that you sometimes get with loose fitting long underwear. they also help protect against chaffing and h...

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 18, 10:47am

i like the patagonia running tights. they are also my go-to base layer when needed under a pair of soft shell pants.
with discretion being the better part of valor, i typically wear them under a pair of lightweight shorts if not using them as a base layer.

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 17, 1:32pm

in winter mine (ff volant) lives on a wide hanger in the coat closet with no noticeable compression in the shoulders.
otherwise it’s in the storage bag with my 5* down sleeping bag. with a forecast of 18*f for tomorrow morning it looks like it may be time to take it out of storage.

In GEAR » Proper way to hang a down jacket?
November 17, 12:26pm

watch on the auction sites for a pair of acme pants from rei
the pants are made with schoeller dryskin which i've found to be a superior softshell fabric. i wear them for everything but warm weather. when it's cold i wear tights under them.

In GEAR » Best winter tights or soft shell pants?
November 05, 6:11pm

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