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Re: Feathered Friends
I have a Feathered Friends 30* Grouse which is my all-purpose three-season bag. I've used it in a pretty wide range of conditions and I'm confident in its temperature rating. I considered ...

In GEAR » Three Seasons Bag Dilema
October 16, 9:57pm

I fly with gear to Grand Canyon
I hike in the Grand Canyon once or twice a year and usually fly into Las Vegas, sometimes Phoenix. I've flown on various airlines - Delta, Spirit, AirTran, Frontier, Southwest. I always chec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Flying with Poles (Packs, and other Hiking Sundries)
October 16, 8:24pm

GoLite Jam2, Osprey Talons
FWIW, my son tried on a few packs recently. He's 5' tall, very thin (80lb), short torso. He found quite a few women's packs to fit torso-wise (his problem is hipbelts being too long.) ...

In GEAR » Short Women and "One Size" Packs
October 13, 10:14am

Re: Short Women and "One Size" Packs
While I'm sure that the shape and harness design of the pack has a lot to do with how it carries, I also think you can counter (or exasperate) issues like top-heaviness and balance by the way y...

In GEAR » Short Women and "One Size" Packs
October 12, 9:49am

Re: oz
@eric, no it won't kill him if it is, in fact, a warmer bag... which is what I'm trying to determine. He's a skinny 13yo and doesn't need the extra girth, so no point in paying the ...

In GEAR » REI Sub-Kilo vs Halo 25
October 10, 12:43pm

Re: en
>> so its quite possible the heavier bag is the properly rated one ... Yes, I realize that the Halo is post-rating successor to the SubKilo. We have a SubKilo long and agree that it's ...

In GEAR » REI Sub-Kilo vs Halo 25
October 10, 12:15pm

Re: Re: Differences between Standard and Ki Granite Gear packs?
>> I emailed them to ask about the Escape 40 and was told they were identical except for the color. Really?? Even the hipbelt? If so, that's too bad. I thought Granite Gear's wom...

In GEAR » Differences between Standard and Ki Granite Gear packs?
October 10, 8:02am

Breathable storage sacks
I realize many people hang their bags but I think most manufacturers, including Western Mountaineering, Feathered Friends, etc., recommend storing their bags loosely stuffed in a large breathable s...

In GEAR » best way to hang WM bag?
October 10, 7:59am

Hipbelts are definitely different
I've tried the Vapor and Vapor Ki but not side-by-side. My impression was that the shoulders were narrower but that the straps were the same. The hipbelt was definitely different and also int...

In GEAR » Differences between Standard and Ki Granite Gear packs?
October 10, 7:48am

REI Sub-Kilo vs Halo 25
Does anyone have experience comparing an REI Sub-Kilo to an REI Halo 25? I picked up both on clearance and the Halo is 4oz heavier. I'm wondering if it's actually warmer to justify the ad...

In GEAR » REI Sub-Kilo vs Halo 25
October 10, 5:52am

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