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Serge G. (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.
My Website URLhttp://sergegiachetti.com

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All Forum Posts by Serge G.

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cool. event dvl is definitely good news for the ul backpackin.g crowd. It'd be great to see a 5 oz anarak in event dvl

In GEAR » New Westcomb Focus LT
July 18, 8:41pm

like others have said: solo, under 4-5 days, alcohol is lighter. I went for a jetboil for ease of use and simplicity. I also wanted 1 UL stove that would work for all 4 seasons. Its not the very li...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove vs Jetboil Sol Ti - weight savings, is it worth it?
July 16, 4:54pm

ether dri-clime
Baselayer-- I think you can get away with just one LS wool shirt as a base. A synth/merino combo is best b/c it'll dry quicker, but the smartwool will work fine. The REI shirt + merino is redu...

In Gear Lists » synthetic mid-layer and other dilemmas
July 12, 1:34am

Some good ideas here, thanks. Forgot to mention that my base last year was a lightweight merino hoody. The merino/ether driclime combo worked wonders, so I may very well stick with that, just wish ...

In GEAR » winter layering-lighter R1 hoody?
July 09, 1:53am

rock guides
Last year I used light running shorts with 2.5 oz wind pants in the pack. Running shorts just feel fast. Wind pants came out for weather or to use as sleep pants in my quilt. Having those 4 oz MB v...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 09, 1:43am

winter layering-lighter R1 hoody?
I must be bored as I've already started thinking about winter layering. Last year I wore a merino base w/ a driclime for skiing/ice climbing/hiking. This worked quite well, but I'm looking ...

In GEAR » winter layering-lighter R1 hoody?
July 07, 12:25am

OR + versalite
the cheap/easy solution would be to just ditch the rain paints. 11 oz is not bad for an event shell. Another option would be to buy an OR Helium II & those 4oz montbell rain paints. I dont ...

In GEAR » Lightweight rain gear recommendations
July 07, 12:08am

these look good. i like the 110's but not quite enough rock protection for my already bruised foot & on my first trip tore the plastic on a blowdown. too bad because otherwise the plastic p...

In GEAR » anyone waiting for the NB MT1010 to come out?
July 05, 11:39pm

+1 onb blend
I agree with mike that the patagonia merino/synth blend is the way to go in warm weather. FWIW I wore a a couple pure merino T-shirts for three months strait in sumatra (on the equator) and it was ...

In GEAR » temperature above which you wouldn't hike in merino
July 05, 11:34pm

windshirt has found a new owner. thanks for your interest.

In Gear Swap » OR Ion windshirt-XL- Free
July 04, 12:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge G.

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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