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Re: Re: First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
Like everyone else, I say a bag. A quality down bag or quilt will last you a lifetime. Getting a decent sleeping bag was probably the best purchase I ever made. Having a nice warm and cozy bag to s...

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
October 25, 4:33pm

Re: Re: REI Returns
I had a pair a of fleece from them that I bought. On the first wash the pants pilled egregiously and the jacket's wind laminate stiffened and became obviously loud (I followed the washing instr...

In GEAR » REI Returns
October 25, 12:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dog Jacket
I would use silnylon for both the inner and outer. It's slippery so won't get caught on anything or pick up much hair. I'm not a vet but I would think the lack of sweating would mean yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dog Jacket
October 25, 12:21am

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

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