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Re: 3 Days in the Whites Montains - Winter
I definitely second bring more insulation. Jonathan Ryan on this site has posted 2-3 gear lists of previous Presidential Range trips, and he usually has 6-7 layers, including a puffy vest and pat...

In Gear Lists » 3 Days in the Whites Montains - Winter
February 03, 12:52pm

Re: any descent budget down bags out there for $150
check prices on the big agnes horse thief, it wasnt too expensive when i got it.

In GEAR » any descent budget down bags out there for $150
January 28, 10:41am

Re: Best lightweight all use tent ?
Black diamond makes a bunch of epic tents (will soak through in a deluge), that are highly effective mountain tents. The Black Diamond Firstlight weighs under 3 lbs, and is often used on climbs of...

In GEAR » Best lightweight all use tent ?
January 28, 10:40am

Re: Winter sleeping bag
Most US Bags will be labelled 0*F, which is equivalent to what you are looking for Good US Manufacturers: Western Mountaineering, Feathered Friends, Nunatak USA, REI, Mountain Hardwear, Integral D...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter sleeping bag
January 27, 2:17pm

Re: Re: Bump
Could I see a picture of the puffball, something that shows how lofty it is would help as well as color. Can I get in line for the firstlight as well : )

In Gear Swap » Huge closet cleaning!
January 27, 12:31pm

Re: Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
Tent sold, gaiters still up for grabs.

In Gear Swap » Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
January 27, 12:29pm

Re: Thermorest NeoAir
I personally don't read that far into R values, the two pads I have, the BPL torsolite and the big agnes insulated air core have shown me that it is not the deciding factor. I can use the 32* ...

In GEAR » Thermorest NeoAir
January 27, 11:23am

Re: Re: Vapor Barrier question
Does anyone have tips with integrating insulating clothing into a sleep system while using a vapor barrier liner (not clothes)?

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
January 27, 7:29am

Tent sale pending

In Gear Swap » Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
January 24, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
Gaiters are sized LARGE (sorta a mens medium, unisex large), fit my size 10.5 sportiva Trangos well. Tent is around (overestimate) 2 lbs 8 oz, I still havent gotten around to weighing it, and the ...

In Gear Swap » Cheap 2 lb tent and some gaiters
January 24, 5:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Jon Rhoderick

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Smartwool Midweight Lomgsleeve Zip
This thing is absolutely phenomenal. Between rolling the sleeves up and the zip, I'm comfy hiking from 80 to about 40 with just the base layer, and down to about 30 or 25 with a rain jacket. Use...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 08, 12:55am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This, an OR Celestial jacket, smartwool mid pullover, and balaclava kept me tolerably warm down to 10* in the canyons of Utah. Packs well, feels great against your skin, and it doesn't seem to ha...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 12:48am

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
This book is rad. Took it on a NOLS backcountry ski course and pretty much found that we did virtually all the cool tips in this book for 12 days and were not even close to getting uncomfortable. I ...

In Books and Media
December 08, 12:39am

Petzl Meteor III Climbing Helmet
This thing looks like its not going to last long for those who climb really head bangerlike routes. Luckily have yet to test its strength, but what I like most is its fit. I haven't gone and tri...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:29am

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
Used these on Wind River multipitches, after a belay biner or two these are awesome for filling in a bunch of lockers for security and not actually worrying about the weight. Great grippy screw, spin...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
December 08, 12:22am

Mountain Hardwear 2-3 year old windshell
Simple halfzip, green nylon windshell that stuffs into its pocket. Lined collar drawcord hem and clip for carabiner. The nylon is a ripstop that is very comfortable on the skin, this and a base laye...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 17, 1:33pm

Outdoor Research Celestial
I just picked this jacket up from a closeout, still pricey at $150, but its a high quality jacket. It uses GoreTex paclite, which has average breathability but the weight is not bad at all, 10.5 oz f...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 17, 1:26pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I've heard they fixed some problems but the pair I had didn't last more than 1 day hike along with about 3 months as using them as my go to shoes. I got them in September and come December I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 24, 3:05pm

Outdoor Research Sequence Base Layers
For the price I think that it would be very hard to find better base layers than the Outdoor Research Sequence long sleeve or short sleeve tops. They are a mix of wool and polyester, and having owned...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
January 24, 2:57pm

Montbell Thermawrap Action
This is a very interesting garment, Golite made a similar model a while ago, that features a 50g synthetic insulation body with 15 denier nylon along with stretch fleece sides. The fleece adds to the...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 24, 2:48pm