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All Forum Posts by jeffrey armbruster

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electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?
Electrolyte replacement capsules are so much lighter than powdered mixes that I bought a bottle of Salt Stick caps at REI. These have calcium, magnesium, chloride, sodium and potassium at a very lo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » electrolyte supplements---capsules in particular--how many?
May 11, 7:21pm

"Helium Vs. Versalite
Bill: I was curious about the Plasma because I'd read mixed/contradictory reviews about it and wondered if you'd found a flaw, or something that you didn't like. Really just wanted your...

In GEAR » Helium Vs. Versalite (I know, another sleeping bag comparison rehash)
May 11, 5:06pm

Helium Vs. Versalite (I know, another sleeping bag comparison rehash)"
I'm 5'9'' and 140 lbs. I like my Helium, although I haven't had it down to 15% yet. And I haven't used the Versalite. I got a great price on the Helium. It is roomy but I...

In GEAR » Helium Vs. Versalite (I know, another sleeping bag comparison rehash)
May 09, 10:30pm

First group to hike Rae Lakes this year
No real snow until you hit lower Rae Lake...very good news. And it sounds like you can route around that steep section going to/from Upper RL...? Because I'd rather not do that without an axe. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » First group to hike Rae Lakes this year
May 08, 10:35am

"First group to hike Rae Lakes this year"
James: can you write about snow levels on the Woods Creek trail? was it ever technical getting into Rae Lakes?

In Post-Trip Reports » First group to hike Rae Lakes this year
May 07, 7:34pm

Long sleeve nylon button-up hiking shirt WITHOUT the vent
My Mountain Hardware Canyon nylon shirt has vents under the arms and down the sides. Very nice. However I just looked on line and they're showing this shirt with side AND back vent! Maybe look ...

In GEAR » Long sleeve nylon button-up hiking shirt WITHOUT the "vent"?
May 07, 10:15am

"5 oz Hardshell?"
The North Face makes a 5 oz.ish smock with their Hyvent fabric that isn't too bad. It doesn't breathe much so will wet out from exertion, but it's pretty waterproof. I ended up using it...

In GEAR » 5 oz Hardshell?
May 06, 4:10pm

"Understanding UV protection"
It's not just sunburn that you have to be concerned about. Long term exposure, even without burning, can become an issue for some people. Altitude increases the intensity of uva/uvb rays. I&...

In GEAR » Understanding UV protection
May 06, 3:52pm

"Tent for the JMT"
Matt: believe me, there are plenty of rocks everywhere in the Sierra to anchor your stakes, when it comes to that. I mean, within fifteen feet of your intended campsite--at altitude, where this who...

In GEAR » Tent for the JMT
April 30, 7:36pm

"Ankle support - best boots and braces?"
Re: squishy surface. One legged stands on a bosu ball--that's the half ball with a flat bottom. I stand on the round part; I've seen people flip it and stand on the flat part. You can get &...

In GEAR » Ankle support - best boots and braces?
April 30, 10:16am

All Reader Reviews by jeffrey armbruster

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Vasque Breeze GTX
These boots really are a breeze on your feet. Unlike another reviewer, I found these boots to have terrific ankle support. However, the deal-killer for me is the relatively narrow toe box. Full disclo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 16, 7:35pm