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landsend has down for women for 29 in the outlet. also check cabelas.

In GEAR » Recommendations on puffy (preferably synthetic) jacket for son
November 07, 6:21pm

BC's inhouse brand Stoic is cut to have long arms and long in the body (but otherwise slim), and is regularly discounted in a huge way on steep and cheap.

In GEAR » Synthetic jacket for the tall?
November 03, 10:33am

The problem with planning for snowshoeing is that the conditions can be so variable. If you are talking about having to break trail in deep snow, 5-7 miles sounds practically impossible. If the t...

In GEAR » critique winter clothes gear list
November 01, 8:33am

I just got a squirt ps4, so pliers and scissors for 1.9 oz. The pliers are nice, I could certainly use them for fishing. I wouldn't want to use them if I was pike fishing, but otherwise, I thi...

In GEAR » Replacement for multi-tool?
October 29, 12:47pm

figure 8
I think the easiest, best and most obvious knot to use to make a fixed loop in triptease for attaching to the tent is the figure 8. The only reason to use a bowline for a knot here is if you would...

In GEAR » Best knot for Triptease line?
October 17, 12:59pm

canada options
How about crossing the UP to Lake Superior Provincial Park or Pukaskwa? I hiked the coastal trail in LSPP l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions - Midwest
August 16, 7:32am

beyond fleece
long ago i bought a pair of pants from beyondfleece. custom made for me to my exact size. i still wear them and would love a winter weight version. for 100 bucks or so worth considering at least.

In GEAR » Non baggy, finely sized pants recommendation
July 20, 6:44pm

I saw a print ad for the "celestron retrace" GPS. I can't find a spec for the weight, but it takes AAAs. Says it has the high senstivity receiver. cheap at $59. I don't see an...

In GEAR » lightest gps with longest battery life
July 19, 10:46am

I am not aware of a good long loop in the whites, so I think you should plan to use the shuttle. I also avoid hiking in the whites in Aug, because as beautiful as they can be, they are overrun wit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking the Whites - N.H. - advice?
April 06, 5:55am

testing waterproofness
Thanks Richard. I love your posts. I don't understand why you are not on staff here at BPL. I recently bought an emergency shelter for winter day trips with my kids made by brooks range: ...

In GEAR » Shelter Silnylon HH Test Results
March 05, 8:30am

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