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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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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

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

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

I admire someone who is bold enough to contradict themselves. That said, this contradiction has me a little confused. Lets face it, this site is fueled by oz counting gearheads (reluctantly, counti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 28, 3:35am

agreed, the shirt probably won't last the full five months, but worth it IMO anyway. Patagonias wool/synth blend is exellent. Also with them if the shirt starts getting holes in it etc you can ...

In GEAR » best base layer for an AT thru hike??
December 27, 4:52pm

+ 1 on wool and the i/o bio hoody
For a through hike especially, I'd take wool. I start smelling pretty wretched after like a half day in capiline, but a lot of people like its drying capabilities. The blend of merino and cocon...

In GEAR » best base layer for an AT thru hike??
December 27, 12:05am

softshell vs. windshirt
I think a lightweight softshell like the golite, a rab boreas, or marmot dri-clime (windshirt/pile) are actually pretty versatile for backpacking. If I were thru hiking this year, I'd bring a l...

In GEAR » Good softshell choice?
December 20, 12:25am

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