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I actually love the new R1. The sideways zipper thing never really worked for me. Getting rid of the stretchy fabric on the bottom means it doesn't ride up on me. R1 breathes so well I didn&...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 23, 7:27pm

Capilene lightweight
Just got my capilene lightweight T. Totally different from cap 1 or 2. It's actually very similar if not identical to the fabric used in the outdoor research Echo. I like it a lot for temp...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 23, 2:05am

Just me
Haha yeah that might just be my weird opinion. Since the invention of powerdry HE, I've been dual purposing base layers as a light insulation layer. I'm actually second questioning that l...

In GEAR » Whuch MEC baselayer for BIG SEKI in August
July 19, 12:42pm

My vote is for the T3. I like mine under a shell in case of rain. It's also remarkably comfortable across a wide range of temps. Ex Light wets out only good for when it's dry.

In GEAR » Whuch MEC baselayer for BIG SEKI in August
July 19, 11:27am

New smaller gopro
Looks like gopro came out with a new smaller lighter camera called "sessions" Bummer 4K, and I don't think you can swap out the battery. I usually burn through 4 batte...

In Photography » New smaller gopro
July 08, 2:24pm

In the past Emigrant has been pretty crowd free for me. Not uncommon to only see 2-3 groups over a 3 day trip. However I think that changed. My trip last month to bear lake (on trail) and gran...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding Hunters in Stanislaus NF
July 08, 2:12pm

Platy filter
The platy system weighs so much because of the long tubing and 2 big bladders. Maybe just replace your current setup with the Platy filter instead? I can confirm the platy filter is much faster...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 12:08am

Which auto sun shade?
I'm liking this auto sun shade idea for a supplimental/emergency pad. Looks like lots of options out there...can you link the one you use?

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix Sleeping Pad
July 06, 10:25pm

- Arc'teryx Atom SL hoody at 250g/8,8oz.
Any more info on this? Same fill weight as the Atom lt I hope? Still coreloft?

In GEAR » new for 2016
July 06, 11:47am

R1 hoody better now
Heads up, I ordered the new R1 hoody (arrived only 2 days later!!), and love the improvements. Zipper is in the middle vs the weird diagonal thing it did before. R1 fabric goes all the way to the...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 04, 12:39am

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