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headlamps
Ahren, Appreciate the response about the Tikka Xp but I will say that I found it to be inferior in every way to the EOS. Less bright, buttons hard to use with gloves, and the really useless boost ...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 23, 1:39pm

here's a question
There is nothing wrong with being excited to participate in an online social community, especially one as civil and knowledgeable as this one (really, if you think this thread was harsh, go to rock...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 23, 8:49am

clarification
So you will be wearing a belay jacket over the softshell in the rain? I assume you mean a synthetic belay jacket... much will depend upon the belay jackets face fabric. My DAS would wet out quickly...

In GEAR » Is belay jacket + softshell combination effective in severe rain?
January 30, 9:27am

REI garage sale
I've never found any desirable items under $10, but I just got a pair of La Sportiva Nepal Evo GTX boots for $110.83... they retail for $475. If these were used, the wear is hardly noticeabl...

In GEAR » REI Garage Sale Treasure???
January 29, 9:23pm

harness hipbelt combination
Brian, Regarding the integration of a climbing harness and a pack's hipbelt: http://www.figurefourpacks.com/omega_demos.shtml I am not sure if you mentioned these packs, but if not their...

In GEAR » New Kifaru Pack - less then 3lbs, 5200 ci, will carry 100+ lbs!
January 18, 10:17pm

gaiter repair
Shoo-goo or the like... you CAN hand sew a coated nylon patch, or stitch the tear together, but you will have to use something to waterproof and reinforce the seam regardless. As such, if the tear ...

In GEAR » best method for patching gaiters
January 03, 11:31am

insulated pants
It does depend- how long will you be inactive during the day and how long will you be out of your sleeping bag while at camp? I am going to be in the High Peaks for 4 days and 3 nights in about ...

In Gear Lists » Winter clothing options
December 30, 1:44am

Patagonia offerings
I really do not like membrane softshells- especially with insulation as they are saunas. I might as well wear Gore-tex if I go that route (my Canadian made Gamma MX Hoody has been collecting dust f...

In GEAR » Which softshell for winter climbing in the Canadian Rockies?
December 21, 9:37am

meltdown vs flight
I recall reading on this site that the Meltdown and Flight have nearly the same amount of down fill, with the only real difference being the fabric and hood. I'm still not sure I buy it as ever...

In GEAR » MontBell vs Mountain Hardwear
December 20, 8:26pm

Helios
I have the MH Phantom and it is a good jacket: 14 ounces, about 3 inches of total loft and the fabric is rather weather resistant for its weight. I found myself ice climbing while wearing it once d...

In GEAR » MontBell vs Mountain Hardwear
December 19, 7:58pm

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