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Re: Lacing
+1 on the lacing. If you lace your shoes right, you can lock your heel in great even if the toes are swimming on free space (the way I prefer). Now granted if you do a lot of technical scrambling y...

In GEAR » How do I avoid heelslip in walking Joggers when 0,5 size bigger before feet expand
January 03, 10:25am

Re: No Sarcasm
You wear cotton to dinner and weddings? Philistine!

In GEAR » Indigenous Hooded Alpaca Baselayer
January 02, 4:49pm

Campsaver Footwear
So campsaver has a sale going on for footwear right now, which stacks with the TWENTY20 coupon and possibly even cashback sites like cleansnipe. So far many salomon and inov-8s on sale. I grabbe...

In Gear Deals » Campsaver Footwear
January 01, 8:52pm

Re: 1.59 oz half vest thingy?
SPANX! Actually this does solve the winter issue of some baselayers not always being long enough. It'll properly seal up the midriff from drafts. For the weight, and price, not a bad piece o...

In GEAR » 1.59 oz half vest thingy?
January 01, 8:00pm

Re: I'll take them
I hope that sale goes through because I just snagged a pair of MB UL pants off geartrade for the same price and these look much nicer!

In Gear Swap » FS Down Pants
December 30, 7:32pm

Re: You're right.
If it's compressed, it's basically worthless since clo for puffy insulation is based primarily on how much air is trapped. Once compressed you're relying on the insulation materials res...

In GEAR » Do these CLO values look right to you?
December 30, 7:07pm

Re: Tyvek Ground Cloth
Amazon also sells it under kite making material. Usually 1443R is the most common variety for these purposes. You can buy it by the foot and they often have premade groundsheets available for a nom...

In GEAR » Tyvek Ground Cloth
December 30, 4:47pm

Re: Re: Correct.
I find when people bring a lot of insulation and still get cold the issue is almost always one of nutrition and hydration. Clothes do not make you warm, all they do is keep you from cooling off. If...

In GEAR » Do these CLO values look right to you?
December 30, 4:42pm

Re: going lighter.
A big burly pack will carry 5lbs of gear just as much as 50lbs...so save it for last if you don't want to double spend. If you may move to a tarp, spend the $10 on a cheap blue poly 8x10 tar...

In GEAR » Steps toward lightening the load
December 30, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
David, if you were getting cold with a MB Alpine Light and all your layers at only freezing I would definitely recommend you check some other things than insulation. A similar set up will get most ...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
December 27, 5:00pm

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