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Re: WindPro
I got a Piton Hybrid jacket last season. I layered it over the Cap4 high efficiency hoody with excellent results the few times I got out. I think it makes a lot of sense if you will be in temps con...

In GEAR » Grid Fleeces, any major differences between them?
November 06, 7:02pm

Re: Montbell Mirage?
Could be the only Winter jacket you will ever need IF you don't spend much time below ~14F or -10C. Gotta be careful as the gossamer fabric will snag easily.

In GEAR » Best down parka features?
November 06, 6:12pm

Re: Heat diffuser
Uniflame sells this diffuser in Japan, http://tinyurl.com/qaaynka

In Gear Deals » Montbell pots
November 04, 3:33pm

Re: lined windshirts
Lined windshirts like the Marmot Ether, Rab Vapour-Rise Lite Alpine, and MB Light Shell Parka are pretty awesome in colder temps and can eliminate the weight of a fleece.

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 03, 1:07am

Marmot Ama Dablam Parka
Steve, I have a coupon valid thru Sat 11/2 that will let you get a Marmot Ama Dablam Parka for only $98.97 + a $15 e-gift card for a net $84. Size XL in Slate Grey only. http://www.youtube.com/...

In GEAR » More down jacket talk
November 01, 3:59am

Re: Alpine light
I think the MB Alpine Light is slightly more featured and the larger baffles might make for fewer cold spots. A little cheaper in the MB outlet too. http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?cat_...

In GEAR » More down jacket talk
October 31, 8:47pm

Re: November Trip: Patagonia or something else?
Why not Japan? I mean if you really are considering living here, a little recon might be in order. Plenty of hiking and sightseeing. You could sign up for a few of these relatively inexpensive adve...

In Pre-Trip Planning » November Trip: Patagonia or something else?
October 30, 9:27pm

Re: Golite roan
Steve, you will most likely never have wear so many layers. I consider a good midlayer in this scenario to be either 100wt fleece, midweight merino zip neck top, or a lined windshirt like the Marmo...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 30, 7:43am

Re: Go lite
Steve, like Eric I layer the Nanopuff P/O over the MB EX Light down jacket. The EX Light size XL is a trim fit while the Nanopuff is more boxy, also in XL. Besides the better fit, layering synth ov...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 30, 5:53am

Re: maybe the BR Cirro-Extreme?
Steve, sorry if my down suggestion distracted you from you quest. Maybe look at the Brooks Range Cirro Extreme. I actually bought one on impulse from REI while I was in the USA during the July 4...

In GEAR » Vest for underneath arcteryx atom lt hoody
October 30, 3:27am

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