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MSR Dragon Tail
Has anyone had experience with the MSR Dragon Tail? It's a single wall "tunnel" design mountaineering tent. I've read reports of condensation issues, but that's true ...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 20, 7:23am

Steven, How much does the closed end tarp, hammock sock, hammock, and under quilt weigh? How "fiddly" is all that for setting up?

In GEAR » winter tents
November 19, 7:15am

Black Diamond Stormtrack 2
I have a BD StormTrack 2. It was not the lightest 2 person tent option when I bought it 2 years ago. But it had a good combination of affordability, weight, square footage, and vestibule size. ...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 7:53pm

Convertible pair
Forgive my ignorance. What would it mean to have a convertible pair of down pants? A convertible pair of hiking pants are pants where the knees can be zipped off, turning them into shorts....

In GEAR » Down pants with long side zips?
November 13, 9:16am

Goose Feet inventory
Thanks for the update, Ben. Sounds like I need to quickly make a decision and cash in my mason jar full of quarters! :-P Edit - Ahhh. No down pants in inventory. :-(

In GEAR » Down pants with long side zips?
November 12, 9:18am

Down pants with long side zips?
Some friends and I are planning a trip to the Adirondack High Peaks area the last week of December. We'll probably base camp somewhere around Slant Rock lean-to, and then day hike/snowshoe up ...

In GEAR » Down pants with long side zips?
November 12, 8:12am

Lots of terrific info and insight here. Thanks, you guys, for sharing your knowledge. Stuff like this you won't find in a Backpacker magazine article, and it's why I enjoy these forum...

In GEAR » Grid Fleeces, any major differences between them?
November 06, 5:45am

Ditto what Jennifer M said! My wife and I have shared the Hexamid Twin, and I can see the Duplex 4 being so much more enjoyable with two doors and equal headroom for both occupants. I need to...

In GEAR » Zpacks Duplex?
October 30, 8:27am

Slim/Regular/Wide options?
I looked at the site for the 30 degree Enigma. There are several mentions of slim/regular/wide widths, but no option to pick those options. Am I missing something?

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
October 21, 12:00pm

Site Selection
What drives me nuts is when you have no choice but to use the designated pads. This is from last month at Marion Lake in Grand Teton NP. It rained that evening pretty steadily for several hou...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 01, 10:44am

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