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Piper S. (sbhikes) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
About Me I hiked 3000 miles of the PCT over 2008 and 2009, about half the trail each time. I now hike in the backcountry of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. I'm a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear.
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Re: Down vests at Costco
The ones at my costco actually looked really nice. Some interesting (weird muted) colors, too.

In GEAR » Down vests at Costco
July 25, 7:21am

Re: Duplex
I doubt the craftsmanship is poor. Poor is what you would get if I made it. I'll bet the fabric looks weird and wrinkly in a photograph. And it's not a production model anyway, more a proto...

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 24, 7:38am

Re: Re: Re: Hot Tenting Market Update?
Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I would be nervous to heat a tent made of anything but canvas or animal skin.

In GEAR » Hot Tenting Market Update?
July 24, 7:33am

Re: options
You can't get an athletic skirt that doesn't come with shorts inside, either. Even athletic skirts that are long enough not to need them. I simply cut the liners out of running shorts. T...

In GEAR » a rant re: running shorts
July 24, 7:06am

Re: Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
Sounds like it blocks rays. It'll go well with my tinfoil hat.

In GEAR » Desert Shade Shelter (Zpacks Aluminized Duplex)
July 23, 8:21am

Re: Re: Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
Why would anyone think waterproof shorts would be sweaty and crotch-rotty any worse than pants? Seeing as how I almost always have to pull my rain chaps up to my knees to not overheat, I can see th...

In GEAR » Any such thing as a waterproof hiking short?
July 23, 8:17am

Re: Hiking down steep inclines
I have the same problem. I have also used Lone Peaks and find they are only slightly worse for traction than other shoes. I have some Keen low-cut boots and I'm always pleasantly surprised how ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 21, 9:55am

Re: Ankle support with high boots
If he's happy with his boots and he can do the miles, I don't see any reason to change his mind. If you just want to win an argument, then maybe there's something in this thread. htt...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ankle support with high boots
July 20, 10:29am

Re: Re: Trail runners with wide toe box
I have a Roman foot and some Altras fit and others are still too narrow in the toebox. The widest toebox shoes I've ever found were: - Altra Superior 1.5 (not a trail running shoe) Pros: ...

In GEAR » Trail runners with wide toe box
July 20, 10:19am

Re: Build a better raincoat
Wouldn't a short rain jacket and a rain skirt work together? Are you tall? Because I am short and I can pull the rain skirt waistband up high so the jacket waistband is over and the skirt is st...

In GEAR » Build a better raincoat
July 20, 10:12am

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