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Re: Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
"1. Insulation is less resistant to moisture degradation;" Sorry, shouldn't that read "more resistant?"

In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 05, 8:55am

Re: Re: MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
Ah, thanks. Good to see it's just temporary.

In GEAR » MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
February 12, 1:54pm

MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
Maybe I've been living under a rock too long and missed the memo, but I just noticed that the category of sleeping bag is missing from the US website. The Japanese website lists some, but only...

In GEAR » MontBell sleeping bags out of production?
February 12, 1:32pm

Re: Hammock for Frigid weather
I was out a couple weeks ago in -8F in a hammock up in NH. Very comfortable. Used several pads underneath me, a nice warm down quilt on top, plus the usual down pants and parka. No big deal. Th...

In GEAR » Hammock for Frigid weather
January 03, 8:07pm

Re: Most comfortable lightweight pack?
Suggest you get one of the Hyperlight Mountain Gear packs. They're built using a Cuben hybrid, and are very light, durable, *and* comfortable.

In GEAR » Most comfortable lightweight pack?
December 08, 4:06pm

Re: stove platform
I've done a variation of that - a section of CCF pad covered with strips of aluminum tape. That way the aluminum stays glued to the foam.

In GEAR » Spray foam stove pad for snow camping?
November 21, 12:24pm

Re: points to consider
"Using a CC pad as part of your system gives you a backup in case of failure of the inflatable pad that you are unable to fix - but how often does that occur?" In my experience, once, ...

In GEAR » Results of comparing r-value, cost and weight to Downmat vs. Synmat
November 14, 8:08pm

Re: Re: First Ascent Frontpoint 2.0 jacket
Softshells, or a softshell/hardshell mix, come into their own when it gets below freezing. Even for general backpacking they're very useful. But I'm not sure I'd want to use one in an...

In GEAR » First Ascent Frontpoint 2.0 jacket
November 07, 5:08am

HMG packs
While I don't have the Circuit pack, I do have the Catalyst pack in the original fabric. Nice pack. However, if you're going to Cuben fabric I'd suggest you at least think about Hyper...

In GEAR » Cuben ULA CDT--How do you like it?
November 04, 5:43am

Re: Glove/mitten system
What do you mean by "cold." Florida cold? Minnisota cold? Give us a better idea of the temperature range you're operating in.

In GEAR » Glove/mitten system
October 30, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm