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Re: Re: Re: Alpha is a better mousetrap
I said "And all of the Alpha current pieces on the market seem to be using Alpha in at least 80g or 100g weights" And Woubeir replied "I think next year there will be clothing wit...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
August 08, 8:40pm

Re: Re: REI Outlet - 25% off
I picked up one of these based off the same review during a similar sale last Summer. Seemed like a good deal at first but I returned it for being too short in the torso and it was just too heavy/f...

In Gear Deals » REI Outlet - 25% off
August 08, 7:31pm

Re: Don't get too excited...
Adam sez, "Sneakers aren't going to cut if for me in the Adirondack high peaks and New Hampshire white mtns." I look forward to your trip report from the summit of Mt. Washington ...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 08, 6:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Don't get too excited...
Well I could certainly imagine how these would suck to the fullest in most Winter mountain trekking scenarios that I've experienced. At worst you might suffer a serious foot injury or maybe eve...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 08, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
Well test it out first under controlled conditions when you are not generating heat. Put on the jacket and pants if you have them and stand under the shower for 15min or so. Try to avoid letting wa...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 8:08pm

Re: Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
eVent, or any other WPB choice is not the solution to staying dry in heavy rain. Face and backing fabric weight and jacket construction are more important. Chances are the reason you got wet was...

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 06, 7:58pm

Re: 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
Cool, thx! I bought a large Mirage last month but waiting to have it shipped to me. I have an XL Nuclei too that fits well over a large EX Light too. This new Fall '14 Fitz Roy looks pretty sex...

In GEAR » 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
August 05, 4:53pm

Re: Re: re.
Stephen, do you wear the Nuclei over or under the Mirage? What sizes do you have?

In GEAR » 2014 Fitz Roy Parka
August 05, 4:23pm

Re: Robic fabric
Yes, ULA/SMD also use Robic 210D too. But Hyosung also makes a "light" 100D weight. Since the Mariposa pack weight barely increased despite the "upgraded" features, I'd spec...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 11:51pm

Re: Favorite high Sierra shirt?
Jen, my wife really enjoys her Patagonia Sunshade Hoody in our high alpine. http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/womens-sunshade-hoody?p=52660-0

In GEAR » Favorite high Sierra shirt?
August 04, 9:02pm

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