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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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I think shane is after our techy hearts here at bpl. Seems like a pretty cool fabric solution they came up with too. Pretty happy with the new marmot essence though, which I've been hiking with...

In GEAR » Rab Flashpoint: 6oz 3-layer rain jacket
May 21, 10:06pm

another consideration
Although a micro 4/3's sensor has its advantages, I do think that the mark 1-3 with their 1 inch sensors strikes a nice balance between pixel density and depth of field. For most landscape work...

In Photography » sony rx100 IV
May 21, 6:40pm

The compression is so good on the katabatic packs that I don't think their will be a whole lot to compare between the 40 and 55 packs, unless the backpanel is narrower on the 40, which I doubt....

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 20, 11:23pm

yeah, sony is really outdoing itself on the tech side. The rx100 and the rx100m3 have really changed how I do photography in a good way. I even bring mine on local runs and hikes in the flatirons t...

In Photography » sony rx100 IV
May 20, 12:00am

Re: Re: wraith
Yeah, the wraith has great breathability for the weight and even then I end up wanting something a bit more breathable. When its really windy, my wpb does just fine. I'd love it if someone made...

In GEAR » The new king of windshirts (by an unlikely candidate)
May 19, 11:46pm

sony rx100 IV
Strong rumors that sony will announce the next model in the rx100 series, and that it'll have a 4/3's size sensor but similar weight and dimensions to the current model. Oi, I wish they wou...

In Photography » sony rx100 IV
May 19, 1:52pm

@chris, yup, only the bottom straps wrap around its not really a feature that I think I'll have much use for, but I'm sure some people will. I'm planning to write more impressions a...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 18, 1:27am

@chris, i've used the artemis for many backcountry ski trip with the pack nearly fully compressed and it carries really nicely. The shoulder straps and belt are soft and flexible yet supportive...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 17, 1:27pm

length & compression
I've been using the artemis (same design except a big zip back pocket, and burlier fabric) since feb and I find the long length to be longer than my hmg and longer than a gg gorilla. The compre...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
May 17, 11:06am

@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

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