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Re: Re: anjan
Outdoor Gear Lab just gave it their Editors Choice as their "if you could on own one tent" tent of choice. http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Tent-Reviews/Hilleberg-Anjan-2

In GEAR » Anjan: One 3 season 2 person tent to rule them all?
September 03, 9:10pm

Re: Hint
Ideally, the overlaying belay piece should be a heavier/more insulating layer than the mid layer insulation. This gives you a more versatile quiver for dialing in your insulation for a broader rang...

In GEAR » Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
September 02, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
How do you imagine your layering scheme? Because the Atom LT is definitely a LW midlayer piece and the logical choice for an overlaying belay parka would be a synthetic Atom SV or perhaps a Nuclei....

In GEAR » Down jackets. Help me finally choose.
September 02, 4:41pm

Re: Re: Re Suunto
+1. The barometer measurement is not taken continuously, but every 2-5min depending on settings. So if you are rapidly ascending/descending it will take some time for the watch to catch up. At leas...

In GEAR » New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
September 01, 7:28pm

Re: Patagonia Nano-Air
JC, despite it looking kewl in the fitting room mirror and the wifes thumbs up I did not buy it...yet. We are in the process of relocating to London next month so I can't see myself getting int...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
September 01, 2:49am

Re: Re: Re: Patagonia Nano-Air at windy rest stops & on move versus traditional synthetic puffy
Hmm, no I don't think you are getting it at all. Read what I wrote I about how much air this jacket passes. It seems like it has LESS wind resistance than a Houdini but this cooling affect migh...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
August 30, 4:52pm

Re: 2015 Patagonia Houdini
I thought Houdini went back to 15D with the Spring 2014 collection? Strangely, I see the new Fall 2014 button-up pullover still uses 1.2oz 10D fabric.

In GEAR » 2015 Patagonia Houdini
August 30, 4:31pm

Re: Patagonia Nano-Air at windy rest stops & on move versus traditional synthetic puffy
The Nano-Air is LESS lofty than a Nano Puff and I don't think oversizing a belay puffy will be needed. I think this piece works best over Merino 1/Cap2/Cap4EW base and under a sub-10oz shell li...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
August 30, 3:52pm

Re: Nano Air hoody
I got to try on a Nano Air at the Patagonia store today. It is a VERY nice piece. Superb tailoring and styling. Love the way the hood can slip on/off even when it is fully zipped up to my chin. Eve...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
August 30, 4:46am

Re: Granite Gear Crown VC 60 and Air Beam, and customer service issues
The Airbeam became an available option some months after the pack was released. So perhaps the original design did not anticipate it. And if that BETA valve design had been implemented the pump ...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown VC 60 and Air Beam, and customer service issues
August 29, 9:31am

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