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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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Ruta Locura-Yana 3 piece pole $65 Selling one of these used sparingly on a couple trips.

In Gear Swap » Ruta Locura-Yana 3 piece pole $65
January 28, 1:37am

I'd go with the piton if you're into awesome and offensively bright colors. I think its probably warmer than the R1 from trying it on in the store, and its a more versatile mid layer with t...

In GEAR » Active fleece hoody; R1, Piton or Cap4
January 27, 3:39am

MLD Burn (Medium) $85
Love this pack, but the torso is too short. I bought this used on gear swap this past summer. It shows some use, but has plenty of life in it. There's a small tear at the bottom of the left sid...

In Gear Swap » MLD Burn (Medium) $85
January 27, 2:41am

didnt realize the phrasing would be so contentious. The reason I posted it is because its a glowing review of a product from a US cottage startup, well loved in these parts. Thought it could provid...

In GEAR » "likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world."
November 28, 3:15pm

I have the 40 degree rated chisos with an oz of overfill and used it in the CO high country from early may until mid october this year. I've used the sawatch below zero with layers. Both are wa...

In GEAR » "likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world."
November 28, 12:42am

"likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world." High praise for katabatic. I must say, i have to agree.

In GEAR » "likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world."
November 24, 4:54am

wtb: Arc Teryx Gamma MX Hoody (M)
anyone want to get rid of one of these offensively heavy softshells? I'm hoping to find one of the updated models (2011-). Thanks.

In Gear Swap » wtb: Arc Teryx Gamma MX Hoody (M)
November 10, 12:38am

I just have a hunch that this will be a big deal, beyond just marketing hype. Specifically, for folks who find sythetic a neccessary part of their system now. But admittedly, I am a sucker for new ...

In GEAR » Patagonia makes dry down
November 04, 3:49pm

generator pull-on
i think you nailed it with the generator pull-on or jacket.

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
November 03, 11:57pm

At a long 10 degree belay, I might find myself cold in the combo you mentioned. Couldn't hurt to test it while ice cragging though. I used a similar system for CO ice climbing last winter exce...

In GEAR » Synthetic puffy/belay jacket system
November 03, 4:42am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am