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blakes hitch
the blakes hitch was invented 30+ years ago by Heinz Prohaska for mountaineering and caving applications its remained a relatively obscure hitch until popularized by Jason Blake in the 90s for t...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 06, 11:20am

Re: Re: yes
Seems there should be a distinction made between comparing material and comparing build quality...? even cheaper fleeces tend to be pretty well made these days, especially those "value&quo...

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 06, 2:43am

yes ... and no ... there are some differences between the materials of course ... but youll often find stuff made from similar materials for lower prices than the $$$$ brands for example the ...

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 05, 10:04pm

i own and use a helium 1 ... it sits in the pack most of the time though ive used it in some pretty wet PNW weather and it worked fine as said ... for these 2.5L jackets a no hassle warranty is ...

In GEAR » Sub 8 ounce Rainshell Questions
April 05, 9:56pm

are you guys using actual prusik loops in same sized cord or using another friction hitch and just calling it prusik? prusik cords are known to be poor grippers on same sized cord in the clim...

In GEAR » linelocs vs prusik loops
April 05, 9:58am

alot of these "fancy" materials is that so people can say they are "different" or "better" ... some kind of status symbol as said alot of down is the byproduct of t...

In GEAR » Llama Wool Sleeping Bag
April 04, 11:36am

OR has the best warranty in the business some BPLers have stated issues with marmots warranty on their rain jackets ... do a search with OR if you dont like it for any reason at all you send ...

In GEAR » Advice for a hardshell for early spring and late fall.
April 03, 11:18pm

Re: polartec thermal pro
I agree Thermal pro seems to be warmest for the weight I actually find cheap fleece more durable thant the $$$$ ones Ive got the old gen cap 4 thats getting holes in it Either way dont ...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 10:06am

dead bird
i own and use the dead bird ramparts/pallisades im not exactly the biggest dead bird fan out there either buy em on sale ;)

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 25, 4:57pm

get the one that meets yr need with the best warranty the UL 2.5 layer jackets are known to delaminate and die, sometimes with minimal use i own and use an OR helium ;)

In GEAR » What jacket to buy?
March 25, 3:49pm

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm