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reflex?
Eric, I've overlooked this jacket because it appeared to be a heavy, sewn through piece with little to recommend it. But, if Richard is correct, it appears to be insanely warm... can anyone ...

In GEAR » MEC Reflex
November 16, 2:50pm

jackets
What gear store are your refering to? Some (Rock and Snow, IME, the Mountaineer) have excellent and experienced staff. Others (almost every REI I have been in on the East Coast) do not. Down jac...

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 15, 9:44am

my opinion...
I am a tall, skinny guy who perspires pretty heavily when moving. Given how dangerous being wet can be in the winter, my primary goal when hiking is to manage sweat- this entails starting a bit coo...

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 3:30pm

Thanks Richard!
can't thank you enough Richard, your answer perfectly addressed my concerns.

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 12:47pm

Meltdonw vs Helios- Richard?
Richard, I have been meaning to ask you this for some time and hope it will not cause too much thread drift, but since we are discussing the FF Helios. At 8 ounces of down (9 with hood) the Heli...

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 11:09am

Comments
Well, you definitely have more warm gear than what I take to the Whites... though there is a huge difference between ice cragging and pursueing a mountaineering route/overnight outing. The former r...

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 10:39am

winter
Good idea to ease into things by being close to the car- make sure you have back up clothing in there, just in case. I would only want an insulated softshell if I was moving VERY slowly in very ...

In GEAR » Winter Hiking Camping
November 11, 9:29pm

TNF attempt
This is the jacket I recalled reading about... looks like reliability was an issue. I think I'd always be worried about battery or electronic failure and would carry an insulated jacket as a ba...

In GEAR » Columbia calls 'B.S.' on Outdoors Industry
November 10, 8:36pm

Columbia
Hasn't battery powered clothing been tried more than a few times (some $500 TNF softshell a few years ago comes to mind)? Not the direction I'd go... BUT, Eddie Bauer has done a very goo...

In GEAR » Columbia calls 'B.S.' on Outdoors Industry
November 10, 5:49pm

Kooka Bay?
Winter sleeping pads are a mystery to me... I have be warm in the Adirondack winters with just a blue foamy, and have been cold using my Exped pump 9... so I have no idea if that 2.1 R is meaningfu...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat 7 or 9?
November 10, 5:35pm

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