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Gear for Kazakstan.
What dates will you be there? How long? Climate, Astana: Almaty is, I think, warmer. The mountains can be colder. I was told that Khan Tengri (7000m...

In GEAR » Gear for -20 to -50 degrees?
March 17, 1:42pm

Skiing for kids.
Thanks. It should be a lot of fun next winter.

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 05, 2:02pm

Skis for kids?
That is so cute! How old was she when she started skiing? What's available for xc skis for little kids? My granddaughter is 3 now and winter is over, but I may have figured out next years Chri...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 2:50pm

Short pad.
I'm 5'8" and have used short, 48", pads for years. My current pad is a short older neoair pad (48") and it's fine for me. Generally I use clothes, pack, etc., as a pillow...

In GEAR » For those of you who love short pads...
March 04, 2:42pm

RE: Wind and eVent v.s. Gore-Tex
I live in a very windy place and often wear my Event shell jacket for short walks where I don't get sweaty. It is very windproof and seems comparable to Gore-Tex in wind resistance. I think wh...

In GEAR » Wind and eVent v.s. Gore-Tex
March 04, 2:32pm

hiking in ballgowns.
There is a group committed to hiking the 35 Catskill mountains over 3500': "The slit u...

In GEAR » Help me find the right gear!!
March 01, 5:52pm

RE: Down vs synthetics in expedition clothes?
A hooded jacket takes 2 to 3 square yards of fabric, so 21 oz of synthetic is more like (21 oz / 3 sq yards)*0.9= 6.3 clo (or 9.45 clo if only 2 square yards are used). It's worse than that ...

In GEAR » Down vs synthetics in expedition clothes?
February 08, 1:16pm

EMS Ice Down Jacket $80 on sale at
Very warm jacket, 1 lb 6 oz. It's a lot warmer than typical down sweaters for a little extra weight.

In Gear Swap » WTB a down hoody- Women's small/medium or Men's small
February 06, 3:42pm

Interesting down jacket at bargain price.
This looks like a real bargain for a super warm down jacket (at least with their catalog specs) for $202 (without VAT). I don't know if they ship to the USA, but they give prices in US$. http...

In GEAR » Calculate CLO value in a down jacket
February 06, 3:28pm

need your opinion on down sleeping bag
"3. durable" One solution would be to use a tyvek or nylon ground sheet underneath your pad to protect your sleeping bag, instead of a heavier fabric in the sleeping bag. On the oth...

In GEAR » need your opinion on down sleeping bag :)
February 04, 9:29am

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