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Re: Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
FWIW, I am more interested in hearing about any comparable sub 1kg packs of similar VOLUME capacity. Whether the Pinnacle can carry 18kg comfortably or not is not really germane to my request.

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 10, 4:19pm

Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
Rationalising my quiver of packs and fretting if I should let go of a late model Golite Pinnacle. My primary reason for buying it in 2010 was as an emergency bugout load hauler with Winter camping ...

In GEAR » Golite Pinnacle still relevant?
June 10, 4:02am

Re: Re: Ultrashell material
Ultrashell doesn't look to be anything different than Pertex Endurance. I would expect the same performance. Frankly, based on my recent contact experience on the phone and by email I would ...

In GEAR » Do PHD products breathe well?
June 05, 4:31am

Re: Re: caffeine pills instead of coffee?
Excedrin Migraine tablets are your friends. 65mg of caffeine per tab. Works especially well in the morning when at altitude. Multipurpose too in keeping with the BPL dogma. Chase em down with an ou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
May 31, 5:16pm

Re: Re Rain gear or windbreaker?
UL rain jackets WITH LARGE PIT ZIPS can make good substitutes for a windshirt, at least in my Alpine experience. I had great success with the Montbell Versalite while the OR Helium sucked. I actual...

In GEAR » Rain gear or windbreaker?
May 31, 5:36am

Re: Re: Re: "Boot help"
I think rocker sole asked for in this case refers to the curve of the sole between instep and toe. Stiff soled mountaineering boots tend to be nearly flat to accommodate semi-auto/automatic crampon...

In GEAR » Boot help
May 25, 5:11am

Re: barometers in phones
Thanks for reminding me of another reason I got the iPhone 6 as my first smart phone. Not many quality apps had enabled this feature when I got it back in October, so had forgotten about it. Now se...

In GEAR » barometers in phones
May 15, 1:40am

Re: PHD 1000 down fill weights
Even if you call PHD seems to ignore requests for more detailed specs. No idea why they want to be so cagey given their market for this product. An educated guess given their temp rating would be ~...

In GEAR » PHD 1000 down fill weights
May 09, 3:47am

Re: Re: Layering for Beginners
James sez " I second the idea of getting both merino and poly. Poly does NOT accept permethrin. It washes right out. " Hmmm, I have an 100% Polyester Outdoor Research Echo Sentinel Lon...

In Editor's Roundtable » Layering for Beginners
May 06, 7:57am

Re: iPhone GPS and Airplane Mode
Hmm, not sure I get the big deal about Airplane Mode which to my understanding just provides a one-touch method to disable Cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth at once. But each of these services has alwa...

In GEAR » iPhone GPS and Airplane Mode
May 06, 3:45am

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