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when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
bad things happen - anybody running out to buy this futuristic puffy with integrated hood and partially insulated shorts?

In GEAR » when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
June 02, 1:51pm

check with your pharmacy regarding repacking services for daily medications
the big box pharmacies for the most part don't do it (they may be able to order it that way), but my local pharmacist will repack a daily medication dosage into single serving blister packs. i...

In GEAR » Any reason to repack medications?
May 26, 8:23am

just to add one more to the mix, nobody has mentioned the north face verto 26
Simple light weight pack that accomplishes all of the op's intended purposes. also, at any given time somebody has it on sale.

In GEAR » All around Day Pack
May 18, 1:33pm

"typical freestanding mountaineering tents like the Bibler, when you open the door bugs get in." ???
bibler might be a bad example, or maybe before they were bought by bd, but at least now, many if not most of the bd biblers have a mesh door behind the solid door.

In GEAR » single vs double wall tent confusion
May 08, 5:29pm

what Bob Gross wrote is how it was explained to me by
the person on the other end of the phone at western mountaineering and a girl who was a researcher with the army at natick soldier systems. they both said the issue with high compression for any l...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
February 26, 7:12pm

i'm with serge on addative layering
i try and have things go on-and-off in the same order, all the time. for me it's base layer (something synthetic, white/light color and moisture wicking), power stretch 1/2 zip hoodie followed...

In GEAR » How do you layer your windshirt?
February 02, 5:34am

if looking for something to keep you busy while hiking, and somewhat accurate if you know your stride and truly an old school skill
try working with ranger beads to measure your distance. it can be entertaining and will keep your mind sharp. with practice you can become pretty accurate. having spent a couple of years doing p...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
February 02, 5:24am

with joggers at least it's easy to roll your ankles and the limits on how steep you can take it
will be a function the µ.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » French crampon technique?
January 22, 7:45am

mammut guye jacket on sale at rei
i haven’t taken mine off since i picked it up on sale almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve been tempted to sleep in it. i'm amazed at the range of temperatures it's been comfortable. It’s so com...

In GEAR » Appropriate jackets for the office?
January 20, 3:11pm

"Don't fall"
yep - first thing i was told.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner Ice Axe Questions
December 31, 1:42pm

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