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Re: Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare"
Hey Will, just moved to central London myself six weeks ago. Haven't done any hiking YET other than a two week scramble course I took last Summer in Snowdonia. Totally awesome experience. I ...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 1:05am

Re: Montura
Mountain Equipment uses the same design concept in some of their jackets as well.

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 30, 12:05am

Re: Re: has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
EPI Gas in Japan has promoted a paper lined "power gas" canister rated to -15c for some years now. https://www.epigas.com/products/cartridge.html#g-7009 They also sell winter "...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
November 28, 1:14am

Re: Re: Re: Shoes for snowshoeing
Really the only way to see what works on longer trips is to make several longer trips. Frankly, I prefer hut life in Winter. The daytime Winter fun is superb but the nights are just too long to be ...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
November 24, 4:16am

Re: Choose your own adventure layering
Hmm, you seem to have all the pieces but if you are willing to spend more money I would spend it on a set of Cap 4 EW High Efficiency base layers first. They have serious Winter mojo. Over this I w...

In Winter Hiking » Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
November 24, 1:19am

Re: Re: Glove shells and liners
The gloves you have now will be fine during active hiking at 15F. Your enemy in deep winter conditions while active is wind. A windstopper like fleece glove is best but Thin plastic disposables wor...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
November 24, 12:24am

Re: Re: Re: Shoes for snowshoeing
On a Winter overnight I would not bother with the faff of a shoe "system." Get yourself a pair of light insulated boots like the Vasque snow junkies and some sock changes and call it good...

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
November 24, 12:09am

Re: re
CAMP Corsa Nanotech 60cm is your buddy.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 23, 12:50am

Re: 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
I think you need a longer ax in the 60-70cm size which is more appropriate for your height AND the deep powder snow in Japan. It will give you more leverage to self arrest too.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 23, 12:30am

Re: most miserable cold night!
Franco, the EN rating for comfort/lower/extreme is on the label seen in the pics. Also mentioned in their catalogs and in some of their videos IIRC. And, when I looked at this bag in the Tokyo stor...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 20, 3:44am

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