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TNF attempt
This is the jacket I recalled reading about... looks like reliability was an issue. I think I'd always be worried about battery or electronic failure and would carry an insulated jacket as a ba...

In GEAR » Columbia calls 'B.S.' on Outdoors Industry
November 10, 8:36pm

Hasn't battery powered clothing been tried more than a few times (some $500 TNF softshell a few years ago comes to mind)? Not the direction I'd go... BUT, Eddie Bauer has done a very goo...

In GEAR » Columbia calls 'B.S.' on Outdoors Industry
November 10, 5:49pm

Kooka Bay?
Winter sleeping pads are a mystery to me... I have be warm in the Adirondack winters with just a blue foamy, and have been cold using my Exped pump 9... so I have no idea if that 2.1 R is meaningfu...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat 7 or 9?
November 10, 5:35pm

champ pants and dead bird shell
Mammut Champ pants for 3 season (fall, winter, spring). I do not hike during the horrible summer months in the NE. The Champ pants work wonderfully on their own for warmer weather, and when pair...

In GEAR » Favorite Bottom Half Backpacking Clothing?
November 09, 4:19pm

Bob- I should have clarified my question insofar as I was really asking about the specific activities that the mitt was needed to accomplish. If you want a warm mitten for campwear or for snow slo...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 09, 3:30pm

What is "general use"?
I use the Alti Mitts in NE winters... mitts of this type are really only good for grasping the head of an axe or using poles with straps. They are too bulky for almost any other use. Given that, yo...

In GEAR » down mittens
November 09, 1:59pm

nice mitt, but
The description of the MEC Puffy Mitts does not appear to indicate a fleece/pile palm section, which if you are using tools or poles is much warmer than synthetic (compresses less). Still, looks li...

In GEAR » Recommend me a Winter glove system
November 05, 1:14pm

For winter activities (the only time I use a balaclava) I prefer the modular nature of the separate headgear because the mouth/nose area always get wet from respiration and I like to alternate betw...

In GEAR » Favorite Balaclava?
October 31, 1:39pm

Thanks Eric!
Eric, I was hoping you would review this jacket, so thank you very much! I find this jacket very appealing as it looks like a full-featured, lightweight, belay jacket suitable for 3 seasons and...

In GEAR » Westcomb Kokanee Initial Review
October 27, 5:38pm

I'd take a phone or GPS over a knife...
Ask on a bushcraft or knife forum and you will get more responses than you can likely read... those who frequent such forums tend to believe that with a good knife (usually a fixed blade knife stro...

In GEAR » Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
October 20, 2:12pm

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