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Re: It's too warm
"That's the main problem with this parka - too warm If you're in the arctic or climbing Denali or some Himalayan peak, fine, but anything that almost any of us would do, it's ov...

In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 06, 10:32am

Re: Recommendations for a 30-45L internal frame pack around 2 pounds?
I'd take a look at something from Hyperlite Mountain Gear. They make great packs in fairly rugged Cuben. I have the Porter 4400, and it carries very well, at less than 2 lbs. They have a ran...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a 30-45L internal frame pack around 2 pounds?
February 28, 10:51am

Re: Zpacks or MLD Rain Mitts
I've had good luck with the Zpacks combo so far. No issues.

In GEAR » Zpacks or MLD Rain Mitts
February 24, 6:19am

Re: ZPacks Cuben Rain Jacket
I used the parka and pants over 5 days this August in CO, getting me through the usual afternoon thunderstorms. They didn't leak, breathed well enough, and seem like they're going to hold ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Cuben Rain Jacket
February 14, 9:19pm

Re: zpacks jacket
I used the Zpacks WPB cuben parka and pants this August in CO. Kept me dry through some heavy afternoon thunderstorms, and are insanely light. Unfortunately, not the chepest option, but more like...

In GEAR » Looking for new rain gear
February 14, 7:25am

Re: Re: Re: Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
What was cool was my back, which was lying on a ccf pad and the NeoAir. My top felt fine. Also, the first night was relatively calm. It appeared to be convection losses, specifically insufficien...

In GEAR » Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
February 12, 3:18am

Re: Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
You seem to be hardier than me. Or, conversly, I'm more of a wuss. I was out in the Adorondaks two weeks ago when it got down to 7F at night, with substantial wind on the second night. I was...

In GEAR » Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
February 11, 10:20pm

Re: Stephenson's Warmlite Tents
I have an old 2R tent, made well before they switched to Silnylon or the son took over. It's around 3 pounds 5 ounces for a solid four season tent with 40 sq. ft. of space. Note that the tent...

In GEAR » Stephenson's Warmlite Tents
February 11, 6:18am

Re: Cold weather sleep system
I tend to bring enough bag for the expected low temperature, and rely of any personal insulation like a down parka for when the weatherguessers screw up and underestimate how low it will really be....

In GEAR » Cold weather sleep system
February 08, 8:50pm

Re: Gloves??
I've settled on the lighter pair of mitts from RBH Designs, with either a light or medium weight liner glove. They're really light, but so far I haven't been out in cold enough weather...

In GEAR » Gloves??
February 05, 4:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm