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Re: Baffled by Montbell's baffling.
Ok, I think I understand now. The baffling box height on your old alpine was about 1.25" and on your new frost line it's only 0.25". 0.25" is pretty narrow, and I don't ha...

In GEAR » Baffled by Montbell's baffling.
October 25, 12:14am

Re: Double checking my down parka purchase
Frostline is a nice looking jacket and it's really hard to beat the price. New for this year they shaved off a lot of weight, bringing a medium under 20oz. They're using a 20d instead of 30...

In GEAR » Double checking my down parka purchase
October 24, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
Would over boots like the Neos with CCF insole combined with a big puffy down slippers not work? You may need to hack together some extra ground insulation but I imagine it could work out pretty de...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 24, 4:02pm

Re: Down jackets
I'm going to argue with Dan on terminology. A baffle is simply anything used to restrain the down. Sewn thru indicates there is no additional fabric strip to allow and promote full lofting. Box...

In GEAR » Help with Puffy design
October 24, 10:02am

Re: Price
Dryloft always have a steep premium. You could probably reasonably ask for $200 on geartrade or ebay. Given the quality of down, the like new state, and the weather resistant fabric "feature.&...

In GEAR » How much should this sale for:
October 24, 9:51am

Re: Re: high loft wool
Only the russians would look at that pullover and think, "Yep, that's sexy alright"

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 24, 9:46am

Re: Re: Re: Pics/observations
Latok extremes are meant for high volume footwear, like giant plastic double boots. It's stated in almost all of their marketing material. I just ordered a pair myself and they are comically la...

In GEAR » eVent Shortie gaiters replaced by Neo(shell) Shortie gaiters
October 24, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: REI sales
In Phoenix our two stores are doing two day sales. They also get shipped all the summer gear from the rest of the nation as our hiking starts in October. If it weren't for the REI garage sale I...

In GEAR » REI sales
October 15, 12:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Top Coverings
Daryl, you just need to move to the desert. Fixes heavy sweating instantly! Seriously though, between the rapid evaporation and your body's adaptation to minimize moisture loss, desert folks do...

In GEAR » Perceived Warmth Experiment
October 14, 10:27am

Re: Thu-hiker Pertex
Haven't tried it for MYOG but I have the OR Helium II (shield+, better breathability but similar) and a down jacket with endurance that work well. Shield is basically just a PU coated waterp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thu-hiker Pertex
October 12, 10:28am

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