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Thanks !!!
I'll try the "new technology". I'm on the east coast, where it's usually right around freezing, and still high humidity...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 30, 11:58am

Synthetic sweaters
Thanks - I like the idea of a soft shell followed by a synthetic sweater. How does the breathability of synthetic sweaters made from prima loft sport or polar tech alpha compare to fleece + a wi...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 30, 8:07am

Layering advice needed
I find myself needing to add or subtract insulation layers more often than I'd like when hiking in 30-45 degree temperatures. Ie: adjust as the day warms up, the elevation gets higher, the ter...

In GEAR » Layering advice needed
December 29, 7:25pm

CCF Pads
Edit: I haven't used the cascade egg crate pad in the link above, but based on how dense & squishy it looks where the hand in the picture is grasping it, and my experience with the Ozark eg...

In GEAR » CCF pads. taking the plunge??
December 28, 11:49am

+3 on CCF top pad, and sleep pants.
I prefer fleece pants though, better for camp chores in the wet east coast region - but bulky in the pack...

In GEAR » Sleeping pants
December 25, 9:47pm

Winter hiking boot use tips
If you are using pac boots, you remove the liners and dry out perspiration by putting them in your shirt while you sleep. If you treat the boot leather with wax, it doesn't absorb much water- ...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 17, 7:41pm

Pros n cons
Heres my experiences with both: Topping off the self inflating matress with 3-4 breathis WAY moe convenient than blowing up a 2.5" thick inflatable. The inflatables are WAY more comfy. It...

In GEAR » Inflatable mattresses vs. self-inflating mats
December 07, 6:56pm

Deuter Act Lite
My daughter tried on every pack REI had with a 25 lb load, walking up and down stairs. The deuter act lite was the most comfortable for her. The granite gear blaze was in 2nd place. The osprey ...

In GEAR » Backpack recommendations for a 12 yo girl...
December 05, 5:28pm

AT pack
I'm not sure about current packs - but here are some insights that may help you. I think the granite gear vapor trail was the best pack I used on the AT. It had a 1/8" piece of flexib...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 8:09pm

Tent for kids
I found that a tent with 2 seperate, equal length poles was MUCH easier for kids to manage than any tent with a hubbed pole system. Also, 1 door was fine for 2 people that were as flexible as kid...

In GEAR » 2 person lightweight tent
November 22, 8:34pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm