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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. Also a snapper of many photos. Check out my instagram for short visual trip reports and such.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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@chris + 1 on the wraith. Its a bit lighter and noticeably more breathable than the ems, which is why i'm returning the latter.

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 16, 11:03am

@Gary, I've found the breath test to be a pretty reliable indicator of breathability. I also have a pretty good idea of what level of breathability I'm looking for, and this doesn't hav...

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 13, 7:23pm

not breathable
I've been on the lookout for a truly breathable sub 4oz windshirt, so I was excited to try this one out. I received mine today. Though the material has a nice texture and 2 way stretch, I don&#...

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 13, 3:46pm

I can squeeze my gear into a much smaller pack, but I like having the extra space of a 60L pack so long as the compression is good. The compression on my katabatic artemis is great so I've use ...

In GEAR » how large is your pack?
May 07, 4:54pm

I've had the essence for about a year now and I'm happy with it so far. Can't speak to the long term durability of it, but otherwise I think its got a nice balance of lightweight, comfo...

In GEAR » Best lightweight rain jacket (sub 8-9 oz): Montbell Versalite, OR Helium II, Marmot Mica & Essence, MH Superlight Plasmic or other?
May 07, 12:11am

Re: Re: Tea filter?
Thanks for the tip Gary. If you don't mind, which size did you go for and how does it fit for your size/weight? Thank you.

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 06, 2:37am

Re: Re: Which small camera with viewfinder?
Sony RX100 Mark III I don't think you can get much better IQ for the size and weight, and it has a viewfinder

In Photography » Which small camera with viewfinder?
May 04, 5:43am

bending the stay
Andy, I just took out the stay and held it up to my back in the mirror and made some minor adjustments. The lumbar bend was a little too extreme for me, as i felt it pushing against my back, so I b...

In GEAR » Katabatic Elios 55 vs HMG Windrider 55
April 20, 7:19am

I've used katabatic quilts (reg) for the last few years and from the sounds of it, you probably want a wide. The attachment system is effective, but the reg size doesn't leave a lot of room...

In GEAR » Katabatic Gear Quilt advice
April 09, 10:57pm

hmg vs. katabatic
I've owned an hmg ice pack (same suspension as windrider) for the last few years and now I'm using a katabatic artemis (same suspension as helios). I prefer the katabatic in almost all resp...

In GEAR » Katabatic Elios 55 vs HMG Windrider 55
April 09, 7:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am