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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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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

merrell barefoot and leming
I have some tough gloves that are super comfortable and they don't look too shabby either. Merrell might also have some other nice casu...

In GEAR » Minimalist Shoes for Everyday Use
September 22, 11:22pm

never updated this...

In Gear Swap » Rab Infinity Endurance (Large, Dark Shark)
September 22, 6:28pm

i've used a zpacks hexamid twin tarp for the last year & a half and I think its totally worth it. At 6 oz its all I bring for myself & with a partner. Its kept me dry through plenty of ...

In GEAR » cuben fiber, is it worth the extra money.
September 21, 10:23pm

the gorilla is a great pack for sure. I've carried heavy loads on bc skiing approaches and I think the transfer is quite good. I actually would hesitate to call the gorilla a frameless pack. If...

In GEAR » Considering a GG Gorilla, but afraid to give up my osprey frame...
September 21, 4:12am

thanks jacob
your talking good sense. As someone who hasn't taken a camera out backpacking for a while, I can see the lighter smaller RX getting brought along more often. I was working as a photographer for...

In Photography » Sony NEX Lens Impressions
September 21, 12:35am

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