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New Kindle = 5.98 oz
The new basic kindle is now down to 5.98 oz. Adding touchscreens, keyboards, 3g, etc. adds a little weight.

In GEAR » new nook e-reader 1oz lighter than lightest kindle
November 29, 11:57am

Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse?
Tetons? Wind Rivers? Great Smokies? http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse?
November 19, 8:11am

Re: 2012: Wind River Range
I mostly concur with the recommendation of the Winds. However, the mosquitoes are so bad in July through late August that they can really wreck an entire trip. I went to the San Juans in C...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2012: Wind River Range
November 16, 12:22pm

FS OR Helium
Bump

In Gear Swap » FS: Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
November 16, 6:12am

Re: Extending sleeping bag ratings
If your target is 25 degrees, I would get a 30 degree bag + down layers that you would bring anyway. On a recent weekend trip, I was very comfortable down to 27 in a true 30 degree bag + Montbe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extending sleeping bag ratings
November 15, 11:55am

Re: Montbell Dynamo Wind Pants and Montbell UL Down Inner Pants
Andrew -- I'm interested in this same setup. My guess is that with size medium in both pants the down compression itself would not be a problem. However, you would not have any air gaps whi...

In GEAR » Montbell Dynamo Wind Pants and Montbell UL Down Inner Pants
November 15, 7:53am

Price drop
Yeah you can get it for $99 at Moosejaw if you are size S or XL. This is size Medium. I'll drop the price to $79 which I think is reasonable for a basically new OR Helium.

In Gear Swap » FS: Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
November 14, 8:17pm

FS: OR Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
OR Helium Rain Jacket, Medium purchased back in June, used only a few times since then. Flawless, as-new condition. Will sell for $79 shipped CONUS (MSRP is $139). The color is "True Bl...

In Gear Swap » FS: Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
November 14, 8:57am

OR Helium Jacket, Size Medium
I just dropped you an email.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Marmot Mica or OR Helium (Mens Medium)
November 12, 12:58pm

I guess fill weight isn't everything
Thanks again Richard. It's interesting that the Montbell UL Parka + Vest ensemble is ~15% warmer than the Alpine Light Jacket ensemble even though the amount of down is identical at 4 oz and...

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 12, 12:21pm

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