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Golite
The Shangri-La 3 for $130 is a steal. They list the weight including the 12 oz pole which really skews things if you are using trekking poles with an extender or strap to join them. It's an awe...

In Gear Deals » Golite updated their clearance section
December 27, 4:14pm

Thanks
Thanks Roger. that's very insightful. The red pair I did use in the Narrows in Zion which is a 16 mile river day hike and mostly in rocks. So when the first pair started to fail, I attributed i...

In GEAR » Anyone else have stitching problems with New Balance trail runners?
November 20, 9:48am

Anyone else have stitching problems with New Balance trail runners?
I'm a huge fan of New Balance shoes. I have a very wide foot and never had comfortable shoes until discovering NB many, many years ago. I have and have had walkers, runners, basketball, cross ...

In GEAR » Anyone else have stitching problems with New Balance trail runners?
November 19, 9:41am

Scale
I've been happy with this one from Harbor Freight. $18 on sale right now. But everything is on sale a HF fairly often. http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-scale-95364.html

In GEAR » weight scales
November 19, 9:10am

Baskets?
I just checked mine again for my Golite. I don't use baskets outside of winter but mine would do the same thing if I did. It's going over the basket threads that snugs up the fit. Then it&#...

In GEAR » Duomid Users: How loose is the supplied 6" pole jack on the end of your trekking pole when pitching?
October 29, 4:08pm

Jack
The one from Golite fits very snugly on my BD trekking poles. I do know my buddy's older REI (Kopmerdell) poles have a smaller diameter and would do this in mine as well.

In GEAR » Duomid Users: How loose is the supplied 6" pole jack on the end of your trekking pole when pitching?
October 29, 12:10pm

Big 5 carries them as well
Jeff, I bought a set at a Big 5 in Salt Lake when I was out there on business so you can try them, too. We have Big 5's out here but I went to get an In 'N Out burger and drove by a Big 5 a...

In GEAR » DriDucks question
October 27, 4:10pm

Colorado
"You Colorado boys tick me off!" Head on out Adam. The hiking and the beer are fine! Paul, thanks for the pointer to that trip report. That just went on my to do list. I've n...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Beer, A Burger and an Adventure -Post Trip Noshing
October 27, 10:38am

Cans
"Personally, I haven't given much time to the can trend for craft beers because, although its great for light management, the aluminum can is otherwise a trainwreck for holding fine beer. ...

In Chaff » "Beer in a Can"
October 26, 9:04pm

Most disappointing
I've never had any really bad trips. The most disappointing was a few years back when some friends and I had planned a 4 Pass Loop trip for at least 6 months and it coincided with my 50th birth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Worst Trip
October 25, 9:12am

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