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Merino wool in vbl
Thanks Brad - I am going to continue trying the wool in the vbl. Drying out insulating clothes is no problem, the temps in my area in deep winter usually don't go below 5 F in the middle of the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
February 19, 12:47am

VBL
Thank you for that article. It's interesting to compare this to Mike Clelland's description of how he fares on month long outings at sub-zero F temps. I'm not familiar with Michigan ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
February 18, 1:51am

Ultralamin O
Mountain Hardware (Canadian) site has some info up. http://www.mountainhardwear.com/en-CA/Product.aspx?top=1693&prod=3432&cat=1745&viewAll=False Showing more like 60 oz rather tha...

In Editor's Roundtable » Better Bags (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
February 15, 1:15am

Avvy Shovels
Voile makes a telescoping mini that is 74cm long. I used to use one, but now I use a Deploy 3. I had difficulties getting the Voile to piece together and break down, while the Deploy has a trian...

In Winter Hiking » Avalanche Gear - most reliable and lightest
February 14, 10:06pm

VBL and not
I have experience with Gore Dryloft vs Gore-tex covered sleeping bags over 11 nights where the temps were -20 to -10 C. We didn't have VBL's with us. I had the dryloft bag, and I would s...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
January 27, 12:34am

Allak
Charles, I am thinking of getting an Allak, and I was wondering about the attachment of the raincover - does it attach with fastex buckles like the previous generation Staika, or does it use an att...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
January 26, 11:49pm

drying damp bags
Thanks Rick and Simon. I may have to try a synthetic bag this winter.

In GEAR » Quilt Concerns
January 07, 11:22am

Drying "damp" down (not "soaked" down) vs "damp" synthetics
Anyone have experience whether hanging out a damp (not soaked/clumped) down bag dries it out more effectively than hanging a damp synthetic bag? In any environment, but particularly the PNW in winter?

In GEAR » Quilt Concerns
January 06, 1:28pm

Sinking a tent in snow
Sort of tried that. Pit filled with spindrift very quickly.

In GEAR » GoLite Shangri-La 3/Hex in winter
January 05, 10:10pm

Cocoon Pro 90
I have used them to -20C comfortably: in camp, with hot food. Also with booties and big belay parka. I get cold easily when stopped, and these pants work for me. When it is colder (-10C an...

In Winter Hiking » How low can they "comfortably" go? Cocoon Pro 90 Pants
January 05, 11:42am

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