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Do you have to adjust it periodically when hiking? Or is it staying in place pretty good?

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt Pack
December 08, 8:49pm

Pad attachment
Definitely would like to hear about the pad attachment as well. I'm considering ordering another zimmer pack with something like that for my gossamer gear pad.

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt Pack
December 08, 8:15pm

Yes Phase SV is very different.
I recently switched from Phase SV to Cap 4. I think Phase SV might dry a tiny bit faster....maybe. The reason I switched is that the cap4 feels warmer and more breathable. Thus better across a w...

In GEAR » Capilene 4 vs Phase SV: dry time
December 08, 10:44am

Me too
That happened to me on my dead bird phase SL boxers. Only used revivex synthetic cleaner, and air dried. They are about 5 years old....but still....bummer.

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 05, 12:14pm

Thanks for the reality check
It's not that I mind snowshoes...its carrying them 220 miles that seems hard. Was hoping to start in either in sept or May to avoid the crowds/mosquitos. Sept was my original plan...but some ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 04, 12:49am

Jmt in May?
Just curious, anyone ever try the JMT in May? I know it depends on the year...but...yeah...just curious if it was doable without snowshoes/skis. I'm ok with crampons...are mosquitos bad then?...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 03, 8:56pm

MTR, Reds, resupply questions
Hey all, a bit early for this I suppose, but I'm finally doing the JMT next Sept and I have some dumb questions about resupply points. 1. Can you mail your buckets back home after you get yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » MTR, Reds, resupply questions
December 03, 5:36pm

It's custom
It's a custom parka so you need to send him a message to make one. For on the move in the sierras I agree it's too much warmth. But once I get into camp this will be awesome when temps ...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 26, 1:34am

MIrage on left, Goosefeet on right. Tried to show you the difference in loft. The goose feet jacket feels MUCH puffier. The mirage has some extras I won't really miss, like a thicker zip...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 11:00pm

No idea..but it's real
No idea how the heck he did it. I own a MB mirage as well, and the goosefeet jack is substantially warmer and feels about 30% more puffy. The mirage is a little baggy on me, while goosefeet par...

In GEAR » 12.8 oz down parka w/ 7oz of fill
November 25, 10:32pm

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