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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': http://gowns4greenbacks.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/how-to-hike-in-a-ballgown-an-illustrated-primer/ "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 EMS.com
Very warm jacket, 1 lb 6 oz. It's a lot warmer than typical down sweaters for a little extra weight. http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12441067

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

EMS Ice Down Jacket $80 -- check stores.
This is an excellent deal for a very warm jacket. EMS online has limited sizes, but local stores may have more. The Acton, Mass. store had most sizes in stock as of last wednesday (Jan 23). Cal...

In Gear Deals » EMS Ice Down Jacket (big down parka) for $80
January 30, 12:54pm

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