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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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Patagonia makes dry down The fact that patagonia invested so much & so quickly to create their own envirnmentally frie...

In GEAR » Patagonia makes dry down
November 02, 11:19pm

Don't own the pack. You're question related to volume, so I thought I'd try to be helpful. I tried the pack on too, and it felt too small for my 6'1" frame.

In GEAR » Ultraspire Fastpack
October 30, 7:00pm

I don't know about the exact measurements, but most rab garments have nice long arms. I couldn't find a wind or rain shell that wouldn't ride up when I was climbing and the rab demand p...

In GEAR » Windshirts for Those with Long Arms
October 30, 12:07am

I assume you're looking into this with fastpacking in mind rather than SUL backpacking. If SUL is your goal, then I'd suggest something like the MLD burn, Zpacks Zero, or Gossamer Gear Murm...

In GEAR » Ultraspire Fastpack
October 29, 2:15am

I would give this camera a full on review, but don't have much negative to say about it. I'm surprised at how good the IQ is each time I open a file in PS. I also appreciate the increased ...

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
October 28, 3:28am

Halloween store
Recently my friend and I were packing our gear at the trailhead for a few nights in the weminuche. As I was extolling the virtues of the latest lightweight powerdry grid, my friend pulls out three ...

In GEAR » ultralite tights?
October 26, 11:58pm

I appreciate the pragmatic approach here. "Is this the best tool for the job?" is exactly the right question. The welcome trend toward minimalist footwear has been, disappointingly, shrou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 7:26pm

dedicated hardshells are more durable
in true winter conditions, you don't generally need a hardshell since the dwr on your windshirt or softshell should do fine keeping snow at bay. Although thats probably less true for the wet sn...

In GEAR » Is dedicated Hard shell really required?
October 20, 11:48pm

Rab Demand
The demand is lighter. Mine is 10oz in a large. They are on sale at campsaver right now: I'm a big fan of this piece. The increased...

In GEAR » Marmot Minimalist
October 19, 12:50am

More impressions
I'm still getting along well with the nao. I mainly pack it if I think that I'll be doing significant night hiking or if I'm doing something that requires a lot of route finding and scr...

In GEAR » petzl nao first impressions
October 19, 12:42am

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