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there's only one way to find out go to your nearest REI with yr brother and have him try on every pack with 30 lbs worth or weight ... up and down the stairs if youre going to go cottage...

In GEAR » Which of these packs will do better with heavier gear?
December 02, 12:35pm

one useful attribute of a vest i find in winter is that it gets less moisture ... now you might say "eric youre an effing idiot for getting down wet" but in winter when youre playin...

In GEAR » A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
December 02, 12:31pm

i would agree that at freezing you should add a foam pad to the neo air ... ive taken it down to 15F or so by itself inside a bivy and could feel the warmth going to the ground ... not unbearable b...

In GEAR » Neoair and Z lite for winter Cmaping
December 01, 10:19pm

ive got a microbivy .. not a salathe ... so that this with a grain of salt i find some condensation on the inside the times ive tried it ... nothing big, but it is concentrated around the openin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thinking about making a 0 degree goose down quilt
December 01, 9:59pm

i use a petzl ...need to pick up a core ... that way i can recharge it off my usb

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
December 01, 8:53pm

dont say that H word on BPL .... its a fictional word invented by all those primaloft bums ;) 950 down? ... isnt there a standard euro test for down? ... EN 12934 or some other rule .... dar...

In GEAR » 950+ Down @ Nunatak announcement
December 01, 8:48pm

IMO ... cat's meow or ultralamina ... get a synth bag which is en-rated ... with down you can estimate roughly the temp by the amount of fill .... synth is a total cr@p shoot ive used my ...

In GEAR » Best synthetic sleeping bag
December 01, 8:41pm

avalanche beasons
some reputable ones use displays ... if it was really a huge issue i dont think theyd be using them ,,,

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 01, 10:59am

en ratings
there's a MOE of 1-2C ... the other issue is manufacturer variability ... i dont think any manuf of backpacking gear can guarantee the needed consistency ... that being said 1-2C is way bett...

In GEAR » Summerlite Question
December 01, 10:37am

i was in hill sound today buying their trail crampons and asked the designer and owner the exact same question ... i was hoping that the trail pro crampons could be used for both my mountain bo...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » BD Contact crampons
December 01, 2:58am

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm