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Rab Latok Alpine
My Rab Latok Alpine in size XL weighs 491 g =17.3 oz by my scale. I'm 5'8", 170lb and XL is the size it took to fit a lofty puffy underneath it. It's very nicely made and I like i...

In GEAR » Rab Latok Alpine vs. Kinetic???
April 08, 9:54am

NH 48 direttissima
Philip (earlylite on BPL) was planning this, hiking all 48 NH 4000' mountains in one continuous hike. I'm not sure if he finished this or not. You could contact him and ask. http://secti...

In GEAR » Hammock for NH white mountains direttissima 2013 HH Hyperlight vs WBBB???
April 07, 12:32pm

Skin cancer scare.
I had a scare a year ago when my doctor found something on the top of my head. The dermatologist said it's either a mole or cancer and had to be removed and tested. Fortunately it was a benign ...

In GEAR » Skin Cancer Scare
March 26, 8:55am

Gear for Kazakstan.
What dates will you be there? How long? Climate, Astana: http://www.pogoda.ru.net/climate/35188.htm Almaty is, I think, warmer. The mountains can be colder. I was told that Khan Tengri (7000m...

In GEAR » Gear for -20 to -50 degrees?
March 17, 1:42pm

Skiing for kids.
Thanks. It should be a lot of fun next winter.

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 05, 2:02pm

Skis for kids?
That is so cute! How old was she when she started skiing? What's available for xc skis for little kids? My granddaughter is 3 now and winter is over, but I may have figured out next years Chri...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 2:50pm

Short pad.
I'm 5'8" and have used short, 48", pads for years. My current pad is a short older neoair pad (48") and it's fine for me. Generally I use clothes, pack, etc., as a pillow...

In GEAR » For those of you who love short pads...
March 04, 2:42pm

RE: Wind and eVent v.s. Gore-Tex
I live in a very windy place and often wear my Event shell jacket for short walks where I don't get sweaty. It is very windproof and seems comparable to Gore-Tex in wind resistance. I think wh...

In GEAR » Wind and eVent v.s. Gore-Tex
March 04, 2:32pm

hiking in ballgowns.
There is a group committed to hiking the 35 Catskill mountains over 3500': http://gowns4greenbacks.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/how-to-hike-in-a-ballgown-an-illustrated-primer/ "The slit u...

In GEAR » Help me find the right gear!!
March 01, 5:52pm

RE: Down vs synthetics in expedition clothes?
A hooded jacket takes 2 to 3 square yards of fabric, so 21 oz of synthetic is more like (21 oz / 3 sq yards)*0.9= 6.3 clo (or 9.45 clo if only 2 square yards are used). It's worse than that ...

In GEAR » Down vs synthetics in expedition clothes?
February 08, 1:16pm

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