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what alex said
i have a bog-standard 40l that’s my high-percentage go-to pack and couldn't be more happy. stripped-down the pack bag weighs under 2# and while that might not be the lightest 40l pack out on...

In GEAR » CiloGear or Cold Cold World packs for hiking
October 23, 2:06pm

i'm a big fan of the outdoor research neoplume pants
they're only 60 gm from the waist to the knee and 40.gm from the knee down, but when paired-up with running tights and schoeller dryskin softshell pants they will take you as cold as you'd ...

In GEAR » down vs. synthetic insulated pants for winter
October 22, 9:50pm

good call on the mistrals from rei
i think they have a broader wear range compared to the acme pants which are made of a heavier fabric.

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 18, 10:14am

worn by a couple of guys i know that need a true go anywhere do anything pair of pants
outlier's new og's. they are just what you are looking for. if they have a fault it's that they are (relatively) expensive, but you get what you pay for and you won't need a second...

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 17, 8:01pm

"I normally go to bed a bit warm and leave sleeping bag open a bit and close up when I start to get cold."
we are talking about different situations. if i'm planning on using hot water bottles it’s because my sleeping bag is cold when i get in and i plan on zipping it up tight, pulling the neck c...

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
October 17, 3:27pm

"It seems like the bottle would mostly cool down by morning"
i'm not too concerned about the bottle cooling by morning. my thinking is to the extent that i'm not wasting personal calories to warm me and my sleeping bag because i'm using hot wate...

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
October 17, 12:42pm

i was thinking hooded helios too or how about
the brooks range alpini on close-out at rei if they have your size.

In GEAR » Down hooded jackets
October 16, 10:12am

i've got the evo ascents also, and i can’t find any reason to go out and replace them
they are bullet-proof and get the job done. in washington/cascades you're not getting the really fluffy white stuff so it wouldn't surprise me if you didn't really need the tails. i do...

In GEAR » snowshoe advice, please
October 15, 10:38pm

i've carried a chernobyl
and it's a very nice carrying pack with the features you need without much extra. the +/- is that it's not a small, 30l pack and if you're not careful, the weight you're carrying w...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 15, 9:44pm

for a failsafe pack look to
cilogear, cold cold world and wild things (maybe). i've carried all three (in various volumes), and each would be up to the task, but i am partial to cilogear because of the removable frame pa...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 15, 10:53am

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