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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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VB's
I experimented with this a lot last winter, and VB's (breadbags) work better for me & they are lighter.

In GEAR » Down socks VS Vapor Barrier Socks
April 24, 11:40pm

vests
I think any of your three options would be a good bet, and probably compress very small. If you're feeling spendy get a blackrock or goosesfeet. I saw my friend's blackrock vest and it lo...

In GEAR » Light Down Vest Options
April 24, 12:28am

+1
+ 1 on what everyone has said so far. Had mine out 2-3 times a week skiing/ice climbing this winter/spring and I'd say its close to perfection. Amazingly warm for the weight and handles moistur...

In GEAR » Anyone own a Rab Xenon
April 19, 12:13am

wow
man, looks like the ultimate ultralight pack to me. only wish their was straps to lash skis too! The old Gorilla is the most comfortable pack I've owned.

In GEAR » 2012 Gorilla
April 14, 11:50pm

buy from rei
order one from rei. that way if there is a kink, you can just return the pad. also, thermarest has their R & D pretty dialed in, I doubt that there will be any major issues with the pad. I&...

In GEAR » XTherm small + Nightlight vs NeoAir All-Season
April 14, 11:46pm

bump and price reduction
$185 shipped

In Gear Swap » Rab Infinity Endurance (Large, Dark Shark)
March 21, 11:59pm

fizan
agreed on the gg's. fwiw i may be selling my slightly used pair, so I can let you know before i post them. Check these out. A more affordable option that will still save you 8 oz. More compact...

In GEAR » What are the best UL Treckking Poles?
March 15, 12:32pm

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

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