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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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New for 2012 Sony RX100 this is only a few weeks old, but I've already got about 12 days out with it and I'm totally impressed. This is a great little camera that easily bests most DSLR&...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
October 17, 12:05am

nice work, Brendan! I'm liking your use of soft light.

In Photography » Fuji X100 for backpacking review
October 16, 1:40pm

I interned at mountain light photography pouring over galen's catalogue as an image researcher for a summer in college. I keep thinking about how psyched he would be running around with one of ...

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
October 16, 1:11pm

i was thinking the same
This makes sense to me Mike. I was thinking the same as I've been using an MEC T2 lately thats a great addition to the kit (same powerdry as cap4). Its definitely more versatile, although I'...

In GEAR » light hooded mid-layer + light down vest > than a light hooded down jacket?
October 06, 12:57am

its fine
If you're obsessed with shedding weight, then I'm sure you can get away with a lot less than the alpine light, however I doubt you'll feel uncomfortably hot in it if its cold enough to ...

In GEAR » MB Alpine Light Parka - overkill warmth or OK?
October 04, 12:13am

CO San Juans suggestions
I have from the 8th to the 17th to explore the san juans. Any one have some suggestions? We're not averse to some snow, but we'll plan to sleep low and leave bail out options in case of ste...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CO San Juans suggestions
October 03, 5:03pm

a quilt will definitely be the most compact option. My katabatic chisos (40 degree, 8.5 oz down) is quite compact. With that and my cuben tarp for three seasons I have trouble even filling my mld ...

In GEAR » Least 40degF packed size for bag or quilt
September 29, 12:16am

got mine in the mail yesterday around 3 in the afternoon, just in time for a quick jaunt in the indian peaks. It was raining down in Boulder, so I wasn't sure what to expect up high. Sure enoug...

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
September 28, 6:26am

Like others have said, yes you'd probably regret it. Some super experienced adventurer types get away with that set up on marathon efforts where you might hope to get a quick nap or shiver bivy...

In GEAR » Would I regret using a 32 degree bag in sub zero temps?
September 26, 12:18am

plenty of good info here...
...can't go too wrong with any of it. But might as well add my two cents. Sounds like you don't do much deep winter stuff yet, so I doubt you need a true down or synthetic parka just ye...

In GEAR » need down jacket advice
September 26, 12:12am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am