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Re: Re: Re: Re: backcountry coffee
Yes, with a typical pour over a DRY paper filter usually absorbs most of the coffee oils. Pre-wetting the filter or using a cloth filter can mitigate the absorption somewhat. In this case, the c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 29, 9:19am

Re: Re: backcountry coffee
Interesting how different countries/cultures/markets deal with basic things like coffee. While the manual pour-over/drip method and the "gear" required to make it was the predominate meth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 29, 2:42am

Re: Cuben free standing tent
Yeah, I'm wondering how many more 8k meter peaks Ueli will need to climb before he has enough experience to "graduate" from his MH Direct2 to a Zpacks.

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 27, 1:25am

Re: Re: Baffled by Montbell's baffling.
Well in a box baffled jacket, not all boxes are the same size depending where on the jacket you look. Shoulder/underarm/hood areas would have to be very thin by necessity for the jacket to fit and ...

In GEAR » Baffled by Montbell's baffling.
October 25, 1:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: thickness and warmth
The Nano fits like a mid-layer fleece with about the same amount of loft. Think Atom LT size. I don't think one even needs to size up a typical Winter Alpine shell.

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 08, 7:57am

Re: thickness and warmth
My impression looking at it again today is thickness of 200wt fleece. It really is a sharp looking jacket. Still looking for some comparisons with the Westcomb Tango.

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
October 08, 4:53am

Re:Mountain weather
O-12F is pretty frigging cold. I would wear/sleep in down pants and parka over a cap4 EW base and softshell after sunset. FWIW, Mountain Forecast gives pretty accurate forecasts for mountains at...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Layering questions for winter hiking at altitudes above 9,500ft
October 06, 1:19am

Re: RAB Meco 165
RAB has a new Merino Cocona Meco 165wt hoodie w/half zip. Might be the lightest weight fabric Merino hoody available now.

In GEAR » ibex indie vs icebreaker oasis hoodie?
October 05, 3:51pm

Re: Re: Re: quality dri-down sleeping bags?
"All–weather sleeping bag features 850 fill StormDown™ powered by DownTek™. Best–in–class hydrophobic nano technology makes down clusters water–repellent, retaining loft and insula...

In GEAR » quality dri-down sleeping bags?
October 02, 4:58pm

Re: quality dri-down sleeping bags?
Hard pressed to do better than Eddie Bauer Karakoram 0F with 850FP Downtek, given its size and LIFETIME "my dog peed on it" warranty. Especially when it goes on sale for 30-50% off on Bla...

In GEAR » quality dri-down sleeping bags?
October 02, 4:30pm

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