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Re: Pertex Equilibrium
I have the Westcomb Crest and I agree that it is nearly the perfect windshell. It's breathable, highly water resistant and very lightweight. I am a little concerned about durability. One of ...

In GEAR » Pertex Equilibrium
March 20, 3:10pm

2014 only
The recall only refers to the 2014 edition of multi-day Flash packs. The mustard yellow Flash 62 came out in 2013.

In GEAR » anybody hear what happened with the new REI Flash packs?
March 19, 1:09pm

Re: Re: Yes
I find that when I am highly active no matter what weight of Primaloft I am wearing the inner shell will get damp and clammy. In my experience with Polartec Alpha (Rab Strata Hoody, Westcomb Echo V...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
March 19, 1:03pm

recalled for quality concerns
> the concern with the newest Flash 62[2] /58 packs released just this spring has to do with quality. > In particular, an incorrect fabric was used in construction of part of the hip belt, ...

In GEAR » anybody hear what happened with the new REI Flash packs?
March 19, 12:51pm

Yes
It works. It is not as warm but also never really gets stuffy even when you overheat. Questions?

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
March 19, 12:36pm

Wash
Did you try washing and drying it? I find that when my fleece gets matted it's only a matter of a simple laundry cycle to bring it back.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 7:49am

go anyway
If you are miserable you can chalk it up to experience and character building. I've never once regretted going ahead with already-made plans due to weather. The above advice by And E is sou...

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 18, 10:52am

Seam sealing actually necessary?
Seam sealing my sil Duomid was going to be my weekend project, but then I remembered that my BD Megalite is not sealed either. (And works fine in the winter, anyway) Is it actually even necessary t...

In GEAR » Seam sealing actually necessary?
March 18, 7:00am

Re: Re: Yes
> So the MH breathes better. Is it also more waterproof? A loaded question. Water should not pass through any jacket like these. However, when a fabric is saturated with water on the outside,...

In GEAR » What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
March 15, 9:44pm

Yes
The fabric used in the Plasmic is eVent DVL. It is simply rebranded under the DryQ umbrella by MHW. It will breathe noticeably better than the Helium's Pertex Shield Plus which is a monolit...

In GEAR » What would I get for 1.3 more ounces?
March 14, 10:22pm

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