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Re: Snow conditions make challenging use of snow shoes
Duane I make it a point to be pretty sleepy for bedtime, either from exhaustion or thru chemistry. I also sleep in a mummy postion without tossing or turning very often so I am not disturbed by any...

In Winter Hiking » Snow conditions make challenging use of snow shoes
February 22, 1:56am

Re: devils advocate
Guess it depends on which 3 seasons you are hiking in. For late Fall thru early Spring in sub-freezing alpine conditions I see a thin midlayer like the Piton Hybrid necessary. I'm 52 so might f...

In GEAR » 2013 Mid Layer Hoody Roundup / Contingency Plan
February 22, 1:32am

Re: CCF combo for winter
Tom @ "I take some type of CCF pad along for any below-freezing hike. I consider it some form of "insurance" against a flat inflatable pad potential. Even if the flat pad retains so...

In GEAR » Equipment Addition: SynMat UL 7 + XTerm or XLite?
February 21, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Snow conditions make challenging use of snow shoes
How do you think these step-ins would have worked? http://www.kahtoola.com/mountain.php

In Winter Hiking » Snow conditions make challenging use of snow shoes
February 21, 8:00pm

Re: Re: 2013 Mid Layer Hoody Roundup / Contingency Plan
Serge@ "Add the patagonia piton hybrid hoody. Some retailers still have them. 11 oz w/ windpro panels. I like this peice b/c it gives you a little more versatility as a mid or outer. I like th...

In GEAR » 2013 Mid Layer Hoody Roundup / Contingency Plan
February 21, 7:25pm

Re: trimming an Xtherm?
I can't imagine cutting the most expensive inflatible Winter pad made, thereby voiding the excellent lifetime repair/replacement warranty which you will inevitably use if the pad gets more than...

In GEAR » Do it all pad combo
February 20, 5:00pm

Re: Confused
Max, I was not suggesting you order from Montbell Japan. They won't sell to you anyway. And if bothered to scroll down the linked page you would indeed see from several pics that it has all the...

In GEAR » Ghost Whisperer Anorak Windshirt Durability?
February 19, 7:32pm

not sold in the USA but...
Here is Montbell Japan's cycling specific ~2oz windshirt, http://webshop.montbell.jp/goods/disp.php?product_id=1130340 Notice from the pics it has a drop tail, thumb loops, and underarm v...

In GEAR » Ghost Whisperer Anorak Windshirt Durability?
February 19, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: In defense of Soto - n-butane Vs Isobutane
I feel this is all much ado about nothing. The Soto works as well as any other upright canister stove in sub-freezing temps. It's lightweight and compact and it is competively priced to its pee...

In GEAR » Soto Microregulator vs. Monatauk Gnat in Cold Wx
February 18, 8:54pm

Re: Which is more breathable: Marmot Gravity softshell jacket, or a Marmot Driclime shirt?
I would give the nod to the Driclime simply because its 100% poly and poly is usually more breathable than nylon. The Driclime windshirt fabric is also a much lighter weave. That said, I'm c...

In GEAR » Which is more breathable: Marmot Gravity softshell jacket, or a Marmot Driclime shirt?
February 18, 4:25pm

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