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Westcomb Kokanee Initial Review
Westcomb Kokanee ... a jacket that's trying to decide what it is, is it UL, a yuppie jacket, or a winter/belay jacket Got a westcomb kokanee at the westcomb outlet sale few weeks ago, te...

In GEAR » Westcomb Kokanee Initial Review
October 27, 2:31pm

just to note
one more point ... if you do plan on doing 3 season camping at colder places in the americas i do recommend you spend the extra money and get a 15-20 F bag ... 30F is fine for warmer areas .....

In GEAR » sleeping bags and down clothes question
October 27, 1:18pm

simple answer ... get yr self a 30F deg bag and dont worry about it ... the difference in weight between a good 30F vs. 40F deg bag is minimal youll be carrying a light down/syn sweater anyways ...

In GEAR » sleeping bags and down clothes question
October 27, 1:06pm

wild n wet
youre going to get wet or at least damp no matter what in sustainted drenching PNW rain ... if not from anything else then yr own sweat at that humidity just make sure the rest of yr clothing sy...

In GEAR » Lightweight rain jacket for PCT thru
October 27, 1:00pm

do a short hike on trails every week in yr flat soled runners even a 10k hike with minimal elevation takes only 2 hours at worst feet are like anything else ... they need to be trained

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking without cushioning
October 27, 1:57am

17% on sleeping bags 17% on outerwear 10% on packs 17% on tents unless made in USA or Mexico if i remember correctly ... did u get charged duty on yr HMG Echo Dan?

In Gear Deals » steepandcheap titanium pot
October 27, 1:53am

stand up stove
mark ... if you get a stand up canister make sure you get the propane/isobutane cartridges ... and you should be fine normal butane/propane mix may have issues if the temps drop ... rogers...

In GEAR » need stove advice
October 26, 8:37pm

Effin genius .... This should put all cold weather stove arguments to rest

In Editor's Roundtable » The Effect of Cold on Gas Canisters
October 26, 5:23pm

somethings fishy ...
im called SD and asked for their EN nitro 30 ratings ... so its really a mid 20s bag • Comfort 38° F / 3.3° C • Lower Limit 27° F / -2.7° C the numbers on REI's sites are wrong ...

In Gear Deals » SD Nitro 30 for $170 at The Clymb
October 26, 2:29pm

should be modified for value as well for example supertopo gives editor's choice, recommended, and best value .... those of us who arent rich yuppies need to take into account $$$

In GEAR » Gear Rating at Backpacking Light
October 26, 6:48am

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