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good for winter
Agree with Mary D. about 3 season use. In winter, knee length WB gaiters allow you to use very breathable softshell/nylon pants and still maintain snow protection for the legs. Further, when...

In GEAR » Convince me of the merits of gaiters.
May 16, 12:29pm

Hesitant to add...
Given the tone of this conversation I am hesitant to involve myself... but; regarding making your own pickets and drilling holes, etc. PP 8-9 of a 2005 article entitled "Snow Anchors"...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » TIme to learn about glacier travel
May 15, 8:50pm

Might be the pack..
The ability to carry all or the majority of the weight on your hips is a function of the specific pack, the weight carried, your body type, fit, and how you adjust the various straps/buckles of the...

In GEAR » Sore shoulders
May 15, 8:28pm

My winter experiences
Although I spend more time in the Dacks, I've never had a below zero night in the Catskills and have gotten away with a 15 degree down bag coupled with the DAS, booties, and downmat. It has bee...

In GEAR » Winter Sleep System/Insulation
May 03, 10:10am

Specific area and temp range?
When you say northeast where exactly are your referring to? Adirondacks, White Mountains, New Jersey...? Do not overlook a warm ground pad. For me, a I need at least a 10 degree bag coupled wit...

In GEAR » Winter Sleep System/Insulation
May 02, 7:54pm

Memberships are commissioned IIRC
As mentioned previously, items purchased on sale do not count towards dividends. Extolling the virtues of their sales or conservation activities is somewhat of a strawman given that the initial que...

In GEAR » Is an REI membership worth it?
March 29, 10:39am

of course
As a notoriously bad liar the ability to brush off the constant, "So are you an REI member?" queries with a confident, "yup!" is worth the price to me... otherwise, not so much.

In GEAR » Is an REI membership worth it?
March 28, 12:15pm

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

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