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Re: Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
If you're using it for active cold/wet conditions, the Atom LT is a staple. Fleece panels for dumping heat but light and warm. If you're using it for more stationary warmth, anything with P...

In GEAR » Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
November 06, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Which arcteryx hardshell?
Justin, when I was your size I was a perfect Arc' small. I find their chest measurements to be spot on. Also, you can always email to get actual chest measurements. I did this and they were ver...

In GEAR » Which arcteryx hardshell?
November 06, 9:14pm

Re: You probably don't know what you're talking about...
If you count conservative midwesterners or the white left/right coasters moving to the SouthWest, then the immigration numbers are a little more accurate for my region. My family stole this land fa...

In Chaff » You probably don't know what you're talking about...
November 03, 8:13am

Re: Rapid Series Tents
Too complicated, I just use my drones to keep my tent up. The batteries though are back breaking.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rapid Series Tents
November 02, 10:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: MB
I was surprised too! Probably as much construction as fabric. Wind may have found it way in through the seams. Still I definitely crossed the Charles on a number of occasions and felt the wind r...

In GEAR » Best around town puffy coat?
October 31, 11:08pm

Re: Re: Walking in minimal shoes
The OP mentions a 0 drop shoe so I think his definition is on the far end of the spectrum of minimal, where 9mm drops are consider entry level. I've done plenty of hikes with 9mm and think it&#...

In GEAR » Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
October 31, 8:27pm

Re: Re: MB
Lightly insulated leather jacket with a hoodie underneath. Sure I live in the desert, but I survived the snowiest and coldest winters Boston had seen in decades with this get up. Emphasis on "...

In GEAR » Best around town puffy coat?
October 31, 8:22pm

Re: go see a doctor
As for your specific pain, lots of good info already. To prevent it in the future, get a shoe with a rock plate. I live in AZ and every last one of our trails is nothing more than fist to ball s...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 31, 8:15pm

Re: Harness and Shoes
Hard to go wrong with the Black Diamond Momentum. It's a staple and can be used indoor, outside, and even on ice. A great all around beater and not expensive. Get the "package" with a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Harness and Shoes
October 31, 8:01pm

Re: hood man
All the time. For the weight I can't find a better way to stay warm.

In GEAR » How many actually use their down hood?
October 30, 11:30pm

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