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Thanks Richard!
can't thank you enough Richard, your answer perfectly addressed my concerns.

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 12:47pm

Meltdonw vs Helios- Richard?
Richard, I have been meaning to ask you this for some time and hope it will not cause too much thread drift, but since we are discussing the FF Helios. At 8 ounces of down (9 with hood) the Heli...

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 11:09am

Comments
Well, you definitely have more warm gear than what I take to the Whites... though there is a huge difference between ice cragging and pursueing a mountaineering route/overnight outing. The former r...

In GEAR » This is what i have so far.
November 14, 10:39am

winter
Good idea to ease into things by being close to the car- make sure you have back up clothing in there, just in case. I would only want an insulated softshell if I was moving VERY slowly in very ...

In GEAR » Winter Hiking Camping
November 11, 9:29pm

TNF attempt
This is the jacket I recalled reading about... looks like reliability was an issue. I think I'd always be worried about battery or electronic failure and would carry an insulated jacket as a ba...

In GEAR » Columbia calls 'B.S.' on Outdoors Industry
November 10, 8:36pm

Columbia
Hasn't battery powered clothing been tried more than a few times (some $500 TNF softshell a few years ago comes to mind)? Not the direction I'd go... BUT, Eddie Bauer has done a very goo...

In GEAR » Columbia calls 'B.S.' on Outdoors Industry
November 10, 5:49pm

Kooka Bay?
Winter sleeping pads are a mystery to me... I have be warm in the Adirondack winters with just a blue foamy, and have been cold using my Exped pump 9... so I have no idea if that 2.1 R is meaningfu...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat 7 or 9?
November 10, 5:35pm

champ pants and dead bird shell
Mammut Champ pants for 3 season (fall, winter, spring). I do not hike during the horrible summer months in the NE. The Champ pants work wonderfully on their own for warmer weather, and when pair...

In GEAR » Favorite Bottom Half Backpacking Clothing?
November 09, 4:19pm

clarification
Bob- I should have clarified my question insofar as I was really asking about the specific activities that the mitt was needed to accomplish. If you want a warm mitten for campwear or for snow slo...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 09, 3:30pm

What is "general use"?
I use the Alti Mitts in NE winters... mitts of this type are really only good for grasping the head of an axe or using poles with straps. They are too bulky for almost any other use. Given that, yo...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 09, 1:59pm

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