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Platy Plus
Because of the hang-loop. I hang my bottles.

In GEAR » Platy 1L SoftBottle vs PlusBottle?
March 22, 8:09am

The way I see it, a pair of scissors is just two knives bolted together at a pivot joint. If you want to be UL, carrying scissors is carrying twice as much as necessary.

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 6:15pm

Silk liner
A silk liner is nice and light and packs small. WM has a synthetic liner that is very light(4 oz), but I haven't tried it and I don't know how it feels, or how small it packs. Regarding...

In GEAR » Heresy: bag liner and pillow talk
March 13, 11:06am

I have the Alpinlite, and it is a really nice bag. I weigh as much as you do, and I'm only 5'11" tall, and I have plenty of room inside the Alpinlite for layering. You'll need t...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bags: Fill weight, cut, thermal efficiency
March 12, 3:31pm

The Megalite is a full-baffle bag. It's possible to shake more of that down up to the top, and get better results. Perhaps much of the down has migrated to the back of the bag, and is getting...

In GEAR » Thinking a downfilled jacket question
March 10, 3:45pm

Stoic Wraith
I like my Stoic Wraith. Very light and stows away very small. Hood and full zip. 2.5 oz. Under $50 when it's on sale, and it's on sale quite often.

In GEAR » Current best Houdini alternative?
March 09, 5:57pm

I'd also recommend using the HeetSheets thermal-reflective groundsheet. And put the Klymit pad inside your sleeping bag, because it stays warmer that way. You can use the CCF pad under the sl...

In GEAR » Sleep system help please
March 09, 10:01am

650 fill
From what I have seen, they mostly feature about 650 fill power, which means it might hold better loft when damp, but doesn't compress as small, and may be heavier for the warmth. I have als...

In GEAR » C.A.M.P insulating jackets
March 06, 11:24am

I have nothing against this jacket or its price. It's simply nothing that I would consider buying. Maybe as the future unfolds, and prices come down to normal levels, I might consider it. ...

In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 03, 8:21am

Gossamer Gear Thinlight pad, or Lawson's pad. The word on the street is that Lawson's is slightly warmer for the thickness. Probably hard to tell exactly. The thing with the CCF pads is...

In GEAR » Ultralight Closed-Cell Foam Mat?
March 01, 6:19am

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