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Re: Re: Re: Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help?
Michael, just curious on where you plan to camp on Maui? The coastal and inland areas around Lahaina did not seem "camper friendly" in my experience.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing and insulation for hot humid hawaii help?
March 19, 5:47pm

Re: Re: How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
Well it is a very nice Winter pack for bulky but relatively lightweight down pieces and snowshoes. And Skurka did use it under the Pinnacle moniker for his infamous Yukon trek so it must be doing s...

In GEAR » How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
March 16, 7:39pm

Re: Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
If trimming weight AND durability is a goal, especially if you are OK sleeping on a thinner pad like the Prolite, you might want to consider the Klymit Inertia X-Wave wide torso pad. Much cheaper t...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 6:53pm

Re: internal usable length of Hilleberg Soulo/Unna
When sitting straight up on the floor, my butt to head height is almost exactly 100cm so I need minimum 105cm inner peak height to prevent my head from brushing against the inner fabric. 110cm - 11...

In GEAR » internal usable length of Hilleberg Soulo/Unna
March 09, 10:30pm

Re: Re: internal usable length of Hilleberg Soulo/Unna
I'm 6'2" also. I considered the Unna until I saw it in person. Not enough headroom in the inner even when sitting on the bare floor. I'd be all hunched over sitting on my Xtherm. ...

In GEAR » internal usable length of Hilleberg Soulo/Unna
March 09, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: alpha
No matter who published the chart, it shows the competitor "market leading synthetic insulation" to have a clo of 2.12. This is HIGHER than 800FP down and more than 2x higher than what wa...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 09, 6:26pm

Re: Recommend me a canister stove.
Silly me bought THREE uprights, the SP GP and Litemax, and the Gnat. Only to finally realize these are all "WINSCREEN stupid", ie. an EFFECTIVE windscreen ends up being taller/heavier tha...

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 09, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: 30F Bag Choices--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
I think if considering a quilt, besides the down fill the next most important spec is the width rather than the weight. If a quilts weight is lower than expected given similar fill and shell fabric...

In GEAR » 30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
March 09, 5:26pm

Re: spendthrift
Ha ha Stuart! Yes, the price of admission into the Hilly Club definite keeps the SPENDTHRIFTs away, while snow skirt keeps out the SPENDRIFT!

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent Thread Part 2
March 08, 9:34pm

Re: 3.5 vs 4 season
I think "4-season" is a bit of a misnomer when what is really meant is a Winter Mountaineering tent. These tents must have robust fabrics/construction to withstand gale winds, heavy snow/...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent Thread Part 2
March 08, 6:07pm

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