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Re: Which 3/4 length inflatable sleeping pad will you pick?
I got a X Wave 2 weeks ago for Summer use so haven't used it yet other than 1 night sleeping on the cold hard floor. But I am 6'2"/195lbs and was pleasantly surprised with the comfort ...

In GEAR » Which 3/4 length inflatable sleeping pad will you pick?
March 23, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Sleeping Bags FOR WOMEN
Pretty good price on the Marmot Womens Xenon (EN-rated Comfort 19F) at STP right now, $195 w/ current 35% OFF coupon code. http://tinyurl.com/kcz9zgv

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 23, 7:48am

Re: Experience with Westcomb Cruiser LT jacket?
Two bulletproof Goretex mountaineering jackets come to my mind. Both use the latest greatest GoreTex PRO, not ProShell; the Outdoor Research Mentor and the Arc'teryx Beta AR.

In GEAR » Experience with Westcomb Cruiser LT jacket?
March 20, 5:24pm

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

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