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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 in the mountains 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 G.

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reasonable concern
UL poles are a joy to use but definitely not as tough as something above a lb. You need to pay more attention to your pole placement and be pleasantly surprised if they last you as long as your BD&...

In GEAR » What are the best UL Treckking Poles?
March 15, 11:37am

enough
I wouldn't buy a new bag just because 15 is a possibility (or even likelihood). With a parka & 3oz overfill I bet you'd be fine. If you get a little cold, do some pushups and cram some ...

In GEAR » Katabatic Palisade
March 07, 6:42am

xenon
i think that the nano is noticeably warmer than the thermawrap. For the same weight though you can get a rab xenon which IMO is the best jacket of its type + it comes with a hood for the same weigh...

In GEAR » Montbell Ultralight Thermawrap or Patagonia Nano Puff
March 06, 12:39am

$200 shipped
bump and price reduction

In Gear Swap » Rab Infinity Endurance (Large, Dark Shark)
March 06, 12:29am

Rab Infinity Endurance (Large, Dark Shark)
Used a few times, in like new condition. This runs a little big on me, so I went for a medium instead. Really warm lightweight jacket. This one weighs 16oz on my scale with 7 oz of down. Asking $21...

In Gear Swap » Rab Infinity Endurance (Large, Dark Shark)
February 29, 1:39am

good reading
a kindle is a nice thing to have on a zero or low mileage day.

In GEAR » Zero day gear....
February 21, 12:45pm

color
hi chris. can't exactly tell from the photo. What color is the hoody? Thanks.

In Gear Swap » I/O Merino Glory Zip $60 Multiple sizes
February 13, 4:18pm

comfort
Whats apparent from this thread is that we each react to temperature a bit differently. I tend to think you will be OK with a prim-aloft 60 grams parka (xenon) or mb thermawrap parka and a summerli...

In GEAR » AT NOBO Thru Down Jacket HELP!
January 05, 9:03am

hard to choose just one
my favorite gear is probably my katabatic sawatch quilt. Its kept me warm on a lot of cold nights. I even show it off to my non-outdoorsy friends, as if they care how lofty my bag is. I also lo...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear
January 04, 12:03am

the flash
i think the flash is super warm for the weight, and the hood, pockets, hem and extra warmth definitely justify the extra 3 oz over the ex light. I don't think its worth buying a big puffy like ...

In GEAR » AT NOBO Thru Down Jacket HELP!
January 02, 11:37pm

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