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Re: Don't get too excited...
Adam sez, "Sneakers aren't going to cut if for me in the Adirondack high peaks and New Hampshire white mtns." I look forward to your trip report from the summit of Mt. Washington ...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 08, 6:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Don't get too excited...
Well I could certainly imagine how these would suck to the fullest in most Winter mountain trekking scenarios that I've experienced. At worst you might suffer a serious foot injury or maybe eve...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 08, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
Well test it out first under controlled conditions when you are not generating heat. Put on the jacket and pants if you have them and stand under the shower for 15min or so. Try to avoid letting wa...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 8:08pm

Re: Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
eVent, or any other WPB choice is not the solution to staying dry in heavy rain. Face and backing fabric weight and jacket construction are more important. Chances are the reason you got wet was...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 7:58pm

Re: 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
Cool, thx! I bought a large Mirage last month but waiting to have it shipped to me. I have an XL Nuclei too that fits well over a large EX Light too. This new Fall '14 Fitz Roy looks pretty sex...

In GEAR » 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
August 05, 4:53pm

Re: Re: re.
Stephen, do you wear the Nuclei over or under the Mirage? What sizes do you have?

In GEAR » 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
August 05, 4:23pm

Re: Robic fabric
Yes, ULA/SMD also use Robic 210D too. But Hyosung also makes a "light" 100D weight. Since the Mariposa pack weight barely increased despite the "upgraded" features, I'd spec...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 11:51pm

Re: Favorite high Sierra shirt?
Jen, my wife really enjoys her Patagonia Sunshade Hoody in our high alpine. http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/womens-sunshade-hoody?p=52660-0

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 04, 9:02pm

Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
I read on Will Rietvelds blog today that GG will phase out their proprietary 140D Dyneema Gridlock pack fabric in favor of Robic with their upcoming pack updates. http://southwestultralight.blog...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 8:21pm

Re: Re: My experience
IMO, the trail runner/waterproof sock/heavy wool sock system sounds smart at face value for non-technical Winter activity BUT you still need to use a dedicated trail runner that is sized larger tha...

In GEAR » Winter Camping questions: Long sleeping bags, wet gear, overboots and light weight trail runners
August 03, 8:34pm

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