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Re: Re: Ice Axe for 12 year old
The Clymb had a Grivel Futura, sans adze, on sale for $30 + 30% off at the end of March. With another 10% cash rebate service, I got it for $19 shipped!

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ice Axe for 12 year old
April 08, 6:56pm

Re: XL Recommended by Camp
I bought the Magic Anorak a few years back when they had them on Clearance for $29. It has a nice feature set for Alpine climbing, but breathability is not one of them. You can read about the doubl...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?
John, I was more curious about the 5km distance part of your statement than the CF tarp. Because when I clicked on the "Hiking Journal" link of your blog I only found 5 somewhat strange p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 7:19am

Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?
John sez, "I have 3,000+ miles (~5000km) of hiking with a 0.34 CF tarp." Any online trip reports/diary posts or hiking partners that can corroborate this?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 6:11am

Re: Sony A7
So this thread got me curious about the latest and greatest and after a quick scan I don't get why you would not consider the full frame Sony A7 since the body is roughly same size as the Olies...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 04, 7:15pm

Re: material/form factor of aluminum stays and framesheet
Sarah, you want a frame that twists and turns with your back. Look for vids/images of the "butterfly" frames used in Mammut packs. Patagonia also uses a similar design in their new Asc...

In Make Your Own Gear » material/form factor of aluminum stays and framesheet
April 04, 5:39pm

Re: Re: RE: Stretchy wind pants?
Jen my MB Dynamo size XL are 100% nylon. The process they describe in Japanese is a "crimp fiber" giving what they call "bias stretch." Basically a 2-way stretch. Frankly, it is...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stretchy wind pants?
April 04, 7:42am

Re: Helium HD vs Super Mica
The Super Mica appears to use a ~2x heavier denier fabric than the Helium HD. So perhaps more durable (30D on Helium HD is pretty durable though) but I would bet LESS BREATHABLE. I would also bet t...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 04, 12:06am

Re: Waiting on Borah Gear
I'm going to bet that the baffles are too big for that amount of fill and when the jacket is worn gravity will settle the down leaving bands of cold spots. Be skeptical of any clothing that has...

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 8:33pm

Re: more details...
This jacket will stay in your pack 95% of the time and shouldn't weigh more than 10oz for 3-season Alpine use. Get an OR Helium HD and be done with it. Never have to worry about delamination is...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 03, 7:29pm

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