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Re: Close up
Thanks for the description and pictures. That raised grid pattern is cool for a shell fabric. I've also been searching for a wind shell and layering system I can wear all day and I'm gla...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 19, 9:40pm

Re: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
What does the material used on the Rab Alpine jacket feel like? Is it basically a nylon? It's interesting to see that Rab lists the air permeability for the Boreas at 8-10 CFM (or about 4-5c...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 18, 3:55pm

Re: pack weight
"Am I missing something here? UL at almost 4 lbs?" Well, to be fair, the pack weights listed are: Frame = 37oz 4800 VX-21 Packbag = 13.3 oz Total = 53.3 oz (3 lbs, 5.3 oz)

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 11:19am

Re: Re: Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
I wish this pack was easily available to try on - the hipbelt looks great. I also like that xpac is offered and how the bag attaches to the frame. Larger pack volumes are relatively cheap with resp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 9:30am

Re: Technical Description of Capilene ?
How/when do most of you use Polartec Powerdry (of the Cap 2/4 or MEC T2 variety)? As a base layer next to skin or as a midlayer? How do you layer with it?

In GEAR » Technical Description of Capilene ?
January 11, 11:31am

Re: Canine thru-hike of CDT
I can't see thru-hiking such a long trail being very healthy for a dog, especially if made to wear a pack. I imagine the hike aged him several years.

In On the Web » Canine thru-hike of CDT
January 08, 9:46pm

Re: Enigma
Cool - I like the zipper. I see that 750 duck down is an option now instead of the 850 water-resistant down. Does any one have experience with real-world performance difference between the two? ...

In GEAR » Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
January 05, 12:03pm

MEC Light Degree Hoodie
Does any one have experience with the MEC Light Degree Hoodie? Weight: 15 oz Fill: 6.56 oz (800 fill power) Seems like it might be a good alternative to the GoLite Bitterroot (13 oz weight,...

In GEAR » MEC Light Degree Hoodie
December 20, 3:15pm

Re: BetaLight vs. SL2
I current own an SL2 and at one point owned a BetaLight as well. The BetaLight is about an inch or two bigger than the SL2 in every dimension (length, width, and height); however, due to the po...

In GEAR » shangri la 2 tarp golite
December 20, 10:32am

Re: Shower Testing Waterproof Gear
Sure, why not? If it works under a high pressure shower that should give you some confidence it will work when you need it.

In GEAR » Shower Testing Waterproof Gear
December 19, 8:34pm

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