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Re: Loose merino boxers
Patagonia has new Merino 1 Boxer Brief. This might be the lightest Merino Wool underwear made now. Being a "brief" means somewhat tighter fit but Merino Wool stretches as the day goes on ...

In GEAR » Loose merino boxers
August 11, 5:16am

Re: Re: paclite
The shower test is an easy way to determining the status of DWR. No dark patches in the face fabric, water beads or falls off when the jacket is given a shake... DWR is working. It's that simpl...

In GEAR » Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
August 10, 9:24pm

Re: dud
Just to clarify, you are saying your old Torrentshell had always kept you dry while riding your bike in the rain in August somewhere in the SE USA and your new Super Cell doesn't? As recomme...

In GEAR » Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
August 10, 5:35pm

Re: Goretex Pro Jackets / Rain Jackets that actually last
I have the Storm Cruiser Japan model (no pit zips). I got it from Gore Japan as a warranty replacement for a first gen 20yr old Gore-tex jacket that leaked. The stoweable hood is a nice feature. Ac...

In GEAR » Goretex Pro Jackets / Rain Jackets that actually last
August 09, 5:25pm

Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
Doug, I think the extra 3mm layer of neoprene in your overboots helped! But when you have lightweight inexpensive insulated boots like the Snow Junkie I don't see the point of going with more f...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
The thin all fabric upper would not serve you well for long days in the snowshoe binding. The binding needs to be tight and without a stiff upper support over the forefoot, will cut the circulation...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 7:47am

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

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