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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
Steve, The graph shows thermal conductivity, which is in units of W/(m*K). Note that it's per meter so as you compress the down, the thickness changes in direct proportion to the thermal con...

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 13, 12:58pm

Re: Re: Re: thanks for the research
I've had a little down shifting in the lower back, but none in the hood or sleeves. One of these days I'll hand stitch those baffles closed, but it's been a very minor problem so far an...

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 12, 8:36am

Re: MLD Patrol Shelter coverage?
I haven't used the Patrol Shelter but I used a Spinnshelter for a few years, and my recollection from when I was thinking about replacing it with the PS is that the dimensions are basically ide...

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter coverage?
February 09, 10:26am

Re: Favorite Campsite Photos
So many to choose from...

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
February 06, 7:23pm

Re: FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
Price drop.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
February 04, 2:48pm

FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
I bought these on gear swap awhile back. I got a pair that fits me better (I have a short inseam), so these are up for sale. Weigh is 8 oz. They are a size L and fit my 34" waist just fine. Th...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Rain Pants, Size L
February 03, 10:42am

Re: Down loft degradation from RH is minor
One of the two DWR down bags I own is a 5F winter bag. My hope in getting the DWR option was that it might help with accumulation of moisture, or at least resistance to down collapse once moisture ...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 03, 8:52am

Re: Tenaya Canyon

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 8:25am

Re: Tenaya Canyon
Yes, it is a technical canyon requiring a rope and rock scrambling skills. I descended it in October. A person who was on the Tuolumne shuttle bus with us in the morning, and who was just a few min...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 8:16am

Re: Downtek
I've also had a few personal experiences, not scientific by any means, where a treated down garment performed better in a wet situation than I'm used to with standard untreated down. But th...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 02, 11:22am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm