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Re: TNF DIAD Jacket
I was in the Seattle REI store today, and they had several DIADs for $70, but only in size small. If you're still looking at the DIAD and you live near an REI store, then it might be worth checkin...

August 27, 1:48am

Re: sleeping bag for wet weather
I have no first-hand experience with them, but the 40 degree North Face Propel and Scorpio bags might fit your criteria, although they're both zipperless. A 40 degree bag would probably not be con...

In GEAR » sleeping bag for wet weather
August 26, 11:52pm

Re: To get insulation or not...
If you only need the extra insulation on rare occasions, then you might be better off getting the lighter model and layering a thin, cheap foam pad underneath when necessary.

In GEAR » To get insulation or not...
August 10, 4:12am

Re: NEW - Patagonia Merino Underwear
The #2 wool is already a tiny bit lighter than Smartwool's microweight, which apparently has durability issues. Did they tell you how light the #1 stuff will be? (Also, your weights should be per...

In GEAR » NEW - Patagonia Merino Underwear
August 09, 10:36am

Re: Re: Smartwool shirts: shrinkage?
Thanks for all the posts. It sounds like the Smartwool clothing is, if anything, more shrink-resistant than I would have expected prior to reading the tag. It seems strange that Smartwool puts th...

In GEAR » Smartwool shirts: shrinkage?
July 28, 2:12pm

Re: Color is important!!!
The fact that SmartWool makes a "microweight" crew that only comes in relatively dark colors is really silly. If you are hiking in the sun white, yellow or very light tan should be the only color...

In Editor's Roundtable » Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers
July 26, 1:53pm

Smartwool shirts: shrinkage?
A question for people who have used Smartwool's microweight and lightweight shirts: Have you found that there's noticeable shrinkage after washing? I ordered a few Smartwool shirts in medium an...

In GEAR » Smartwool shirts: shrinkage?
July 26, 4:43am

Re: Bought a Henschel Breezer
How crushable is the Breezer? Can the brim be folded up at all without ruining the hat?

In GEAR » Bought a Henschel Breezer
July 25, 9:30pm

Re: 2cents on UVA/B protection
Tariqa Mead wrote: Apart from the physical blocks mentioned above (titanium/zinc oxide), Mexoryl is a good broad spectrum (both A and B) sun block ingredient. It's not available in USA yet, but ...

In GEAR » Longest Lasting Sun Block
July 23, 3:09am

Re: Windstopper V Fleece
Windstopper fleece doesn't make sense to me. If you want to solve fleece's problem with wind permeability, the obvious solution is to put a wind-resistant layer on the outside of the fleece, but t...

In GEAR » Windstopper V Fleece
July 23, 2:27am

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