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lw down parka again
I personally was looking for a similar parka at the beginning of this winter season and found the Montane North Star. This has 10g less down fill than the Infinity but with alpine features such as...

In GEAR » Lightweight Down Parka recommendations (Oh not again)
February 24, 1:50pm

Nilas fill specs
Per email w/ MHW on 02/07/2012 09:15 AM: Thanks for contacting us. The Nilas Jacket has 215g of 850-fill goose down. I hope this helps to clarify. Cheers, Mike MHW edit: For compari...

In GEAR » Ueli Steck's parka, an advance?
February 21, 3:19pm

Price Drop on WM, SMD and Karhu skis
Prices dropped, emails replied to and thread cleaned up some.

In Gear Swap » Big ol gear sale: OR, SMD, MB, WM, Karhu skis and more!
February 20, 6:39pm

ALL SOLD
FS: Prices DO NOT reflect paypal fees, buyer IS responsible for paypal fees if not paying via "personal payment". All items priced with shipping included in North America. Will ship e...

In Gear Swap » Big ol gear sale: OR, SMD, MB, WM, Karhu skis and more!
February 18, 4:11pm

Re: Montane Black Ice
Daniel, I do not own the Black Ice jacket, but have put my hands on it as well as many of the other jackets mentioned in this thread. All I can say is that it is a burly coat in the realm of a ...

In GEAR » Looking for warmest down parka available
February 14, 10:07pm

Re: Looking for warmest down parka available
Not to forget the Montane Black Ice.

In GEAR » Looking for warmest down parka available
February 14, 11:57am

re: Phantom line
+1 to Kai and the comments re the Scarpa Phantom line. These new boots are surprisingly lightweight for their performance and warmth. Highly recommended - I have a pair of 6000's that are...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » The state of market of minimalist alpine footwear.
January 26, 12:30pm

FS: SMD, Golite, Snowpeak
FS: 1.SMD Lunar Solo (2011) Green. Seamsealed. Used once, otherwise like new. $160 ***SOLD***Snowpeak litemax. Titanium. Maybe 2 years old. No piezo. Works as new. ***SOLD***.Golite...

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD, Golite, Snowpeak
January 15, 8:02pm

Exped convert
Yup. After using the neoair since it became available, I now mainly use the Exped Synmat UL7. Warmer, more comfy, and softer face fabric. Negligible weight gain for a nominal increase in comfort...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL7
October 05, 11:23pm

instructions
Ron - A big thanks for the detailed instructions...lots of laughs! Pretty nifty lil number as well.

In GEAR » MLD ThreePointSeven Pack
October 05, 9:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Nicholas Truax

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
MB just barely missed the mark w/this one. What is nearly a perfect rendition of the UL jacket, is missing some sort of waist hem retention. Whether it is an UL drawcord hem or elastic (like on the ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
July 19, 10:37pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
I've had better.. Long story, but Golite did eventually (kind-of) resolve the issue, after much prodding on my part.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:30pm

WL Gore & Associates WL Gore & Associates
Similar to Patrick's prior experience with WL Gore's CS, I too have been the beneficiary of new gear thanks to their prompt and courteous service. No complaints here on two occasions. Good...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:25pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I have been a long-time customer and can say nothing but good things about the customer service at ProLite Gear. I am posting this in thanks to them and their excellent service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 01, 7:16pm

Mammut Lucido TXLite
4.5/5 This would be my actual rating due to its unregulated nature, but I'll bump it up since most headlamps of its kind fall into this category. Super bright and long lasting with 3AAA'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 28, 9:00pm

ULA Circuit
Pretty much amazing. I've carried this pack through multiple states and its a champion. A bit heavier than some other ul packs but carries like a champ from 15 to 25ish lbs. Volume may be a b...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 18, 10:02pm

Probar Energy Bar
I'd truly give a 4.5/5 just due to the high price. Well, they say you get what you pay for. And this is true with probar. They've been my staple (Art's OG, Superfood, and Berry) for a ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 17, 5:29pm

MSR Mini Titan Cookset
Been using the titan 1.5L w/out its partnered 1 L for about 6 months now on dozens of trips w/out a complaint. Its cooks for two just fine as well as being large enough for melting snow. The 1.5L ...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 17, 5:11pm