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Over analysis
Brett you are over analyzing things a little bit. Our senses don't always match up perfectly to numbers. In fact, if our vision is anything to go by, senses are more logarithmic than anythin...

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
February 24, 10:40pm

The easy answer is to transition to the Arcteryx Squamish. It's a tough nylon gridstop, a bit more breathable with a better hood and velcro cuffs. Since switching to the 2014 Squamish I haven&#...

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
February 24, 9:14am

> Just go ahead and do yourself a favor and buy [the Bosavi]. I did days and days of research on this, and there is no better headlamp on the market for what you want. Really? I'm curious...

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 24, 9:02am

good stuff
I have the Melanzana Micro Grid Hoody and it is a little bit different from other fleeces I've seen. The fleece, overall, is very thin, but adds a non-insignificant amount of warmth and comfort...

In GEAR » Grid Fleece Question
February 19, 1:16pm

wool mitts and non waterproof gloves are super-underrated
If it is cold enough that snow doesn't melt onto everything, then regular wool mitts are surprisingly good. I spent a few days winter backpacking this season into -14F and the only hand protect...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 10:30am

Durable wool-synthetic blends?
All the buzz about wool-synthetic blends like Polartec Power Wool at ORSWM 2015 has got me thinking about wool t-shirts again. I like the feel of wool next-to-skin particularly during heavy acti...

In GEAR » Durable wool-synthetic blends?
February 11, 5:04pm

OR Transcendent
All I know is that my "low fill power" Outdoor Research Transcendent beanie has become my winter cycling hat and despite sweating gobs of sweat into it every ride it continues to loft and...

In GEAR » Differences in lesser fill power down and humidity?
February 11, 2:21pm

LL Bean Primaloft Packaway Jacket - $40-50
LL Bean is clearing out some colors of their Ascent Packaway Jacket made of 60g PL1 for $50, normally $130. It's free shipping and if you catch their promotion you get an extra 20% off your ...

In Gear Deals » LL Bean Primaloft Packaway Jacket - $40-50
February 10, 8:32pm

I use the Steripen. But on some winter trips I plan to melt snow with my stove, particularly when liquid water is not available.

In GEAR » Lightest winter filtration system?
February 05, 9:55am

ee and Xtherm
I use my Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20ºF down to about 40ºF with my XLite. Once I expect weather below 40ºF I swap for the XTherm. I could probably do alright with the XTherm year round, b...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad/Bag...Overwhelmed
February 03, 12:40pm

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