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Re: Re: Re: Re: roclite 295s
Maybe time to reconsider the Innov-8 loyalties and try something else? For example, both the Salomon Synapse and NB Leadville MT1210 are highly rated, similarly lightweight with 8mm drop, wide toe ...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 21, 2:37am

Recommended walks near London UK
Looks like I will have some extended time in London from early June - mid-July to do recon for our end-of-Summer relocation. With ~6 weeks, I'm sure to have some free time for taking in the cou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 1:35am

Re: Good (big!) camera backpack?
If you want a camera hauling specific backpack, Gura Gear and Clik Elite makes some pretty good ones albeit quite expensive. Otherwise, a panel loader like the Granite Gear Aji can be made to work ...

In Photography » Good (big!) camera backpack?
May 20, 6:37am

Re: Polartec Power Wool
The beta testing in Japan for this new Power Wool seems to show promise. http://iceclimbingjapan.com/2014/05/01/polartec-power-wool/

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 19, 4:49am

Re: Re: Re: RE: Need help from the ladies to help select a down jacket for my wife.
The OR Incandescent down hoody is similar to the Rab Infinity but better featured with a longer cut. It can be found on sale a bit cheaper too, ~$120 or less.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need help from the ladies to help select a down jacket for my wife.
May 18, 6:51pm

Re: Follow up
I've had good results with Natrapel 8hr spray. 20% Picardin strength as recommended by the CDC. Contrary to many DEET recommendations, best NOT to use high concentrations. http://www.cons...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » DEET
May 18, 6:26pm

Re: Withdrawal from the BPL brain trust (need tent advice)
The Rainbow is a good choice for tall folk too. Does surprisingly well in wind and snow when guyed out and trekking poles are used for added support. The roof liner option is worth getting also.

In GEAR » Withdrawal from the BPL brain trust (need tent advice)
May 17, 7:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
BTW, Polartec has come with a new "performance" bi-component wool fabric that puts wool next to skin but has a polyester face. Look for Polartec Power Wool in your favorite baselayer bran...

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 17, 2:45am

Re: Re: Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
Tests tests tests, yada yada yada http://www.prolitegear.com/site/best-baselayer-reviews-part1.html http://www.prolitegear.com/site/best-baselayer-reviews-part-2.html

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 17, 2:14am

Re: Re: Re: my tips
Most WPB membrane raingear works pretty well at keeping you warm AND dry when sedentary. Blocks any drafts and easy to vent too. And while I too appreciate our innate desire to be swaddled in a bla...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 9:51pm

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