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Serge G. (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 in the mountains with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
CityBoulder
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Serge G.

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pawnee
Hi stuart, pawnee has just about no snow on it. No need for microspikes. From what I remember, there is only one place where you cross some snow, which is low angle about 15 feet across with obviou...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 21, 1:20am

conditions
sorry I missed your follow up question. Looks like you've got plenty of info to go with, but I thought I'd chime in since I've been spending a lot of time in IPW lately. I hiked to buch...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 20, 1:10am

dirt don't hurt
I know this is probably not the answer you're looking for, but dirty hands comes with the territory with scrambling. Wash em when you find a water source, or if you must use snow or hand saniti...

In GEAR » scrambling causes dirty hands, how do you wash clean when conserving water is utmost?
June 16, 11:21pm

summer bag
A 30 degree quilt or bag with whatever you typically use for 3 season or summer ground mat will work fine. A neo-air or something comparable would work well. Of course check the weather forcast bef...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 16, 1:26am

stoic hadron anarak
Just came across this jacket on sale as well. Nothing says UL, like a hideous shiny purple button down hooded anarak! But, seriously for the weight there isn't a whole lot that compares and the...

In GEAR » 1 down jacket or rain jacket and vest?
June 09, 11:27pm

nanopuff + OR
The nanopuff you mentioned is a good synthetic piece, and can be easily found on sale. Down is warmer for the weight, but doesn't handle moisture as well as synthetic. For down, something like...

In GEAR » 1 down jacket or rain jacket and vest?
June 09, 11:22pm

b
the ether driclime is a dream winter action layer but too much for summer. Verto wins for weight, squamish for breathability.

In GEAR » Four wind shirts to choose from. Help me pick...
May 23, 6:13pm

thermwrap
thermawrap is sold.

In Gear Swap » MB Thermawrap Parka (L, Blue), OR ion windshirt (XL, Orange), VaprTherm Insulated Sock (Vapor Barrier sock, size 12)
May 18, 3:39am

yes
the bd carbon corks are reliable. much more so than the sul carbon ones like lt4's. putting enough tork on any pole will break it, so watch for getting the tip caught between rocks or deep in s...

In GEAR » Are carbon fiber trekking poles reliable?
May 17, 9:33pm

MB Thermawrap Parka (L, Blue), OR ion windshirt (XL, Orange), VaprTherm Insulated Sock (Vapor Barrier sock, size 12)
I've had the thermawrap for about a year, but have sadly mainly used it around town. Some plastic material lining the grommets for the cinch cords came loose in the wash, so I trimmed it away. ...

In Gear Swap » MB Thermawrap Parka (L, Blue), OR ion windshirt (XL, Orange), VaprTherm Insulated Sock (Vapor Barrier sock, size 12)
May 17, 3:20am

All Reader Reviews by Serge G.

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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