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Re: Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
The patagonia down sweater. I wear this jacket from 20 to 40 F around the city, it is a nice jacket for around town and considered reasonably stylish. Note this is not the super UL version but ...

In GEAR » Balancing vanity, utility, and economy
November 17, 8:41am

Camp Clothes
Are you cold when you are around camp? If so add to your down jacket layers and down pants. If you are comfortable around camp at the lowestvpossible temp add down to the sleeping bag. I would...

In GEAR » CDT Sleep System Debate!
November 17, 8:29am

Less Warm
I am going with less warm. A 10 oz fleece might have 3 oz of elastic, pockets, zippers etc. even if it is just the collar of the shirt I suspect that the advantage given by the air gap is offset ...

In GEAR » Layering vs one layer.
November 16, 9:23pm

MEC T2
The MEC T2 base layers is slightly lighter weight than a Cap4. It is a grid fleece and fairly warm. There is also the MEC T3 which is slightly ligher than an R1 but heavier than a Cap 4 and a VEG...

In GEAR » lesser midlayer?
November 07, 10:27am

Humidity and Vapour
Has there been any studies on DWR downs performance in high humidity or wetness from water vapour from sweat. To me this is the key point for the performance of DWR down. Anyone can keep there dow...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
October 30, 12:31pm

Calgary
The list of hiking destinations within a days drive are Glacier National Park in Montana, Banff, Waterton, Yoho and Kootney are all in the 2-3hr range. I go on single overnighters in all of the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 28, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Pack lids
Hip belt pockets replaced lids for me. All my days snacks, sun screen, bug spray, water yreatment and camera all fit nicely in the two pockets.

In GEAR » Pack lids
October 24, 7:56pm

Re: Understanding what I can or shouldn't do to go light
I woulndt buy a Jam backpack as your first purchase. Figure out your quilt/shelter situation first so that you have a good idea of the volume and weight the pack will need to support. I bought ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Understanding what I can or shouldn't do to go light
October 23, 8:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Japan
Have you considered Calgary Alberta, Canada, 60 minutes away from some of the best hiking in the world with a booming oil industry. Culturally it is similar to the states, and only a little mo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 23, 7:55pm

Re: Wet weather shelter
If I know it is going to be wet I will bring my golite shangrila 5 outer and my borah bug bivy. All total the shelter weighs 38 oz so it isnt that light but it is 80 square feet of covered space. ...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 23, 7:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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WalMart
Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm