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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

rent first
Paul, I'll second what Eric posted- if you can only have one bag, a somewhat roomy mummy bag with a full zipper is extremely versatile (can be a quilt, or can be fully zippered). I used to...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
October 17, 8:46pm

Rab Alpine pull on
The Rab Alpine Pull-On is one that I have wanted for some time, but I can't justify another jacket. Patagonia used to make an Essenshell pullover, I have one in an ugly yellow that I found o...

In GEAR » Pullover Softshell hoody
October 17, 8:26pm

trekking poles self arrest
You may be interested in page 200 of: "The mountaineering handbook: modern tools and techniques that will take you to the top" by Craig Connally (Google Books displays this page, but the...

In GEAR » Ski poles for self-arresting
October 14, 8:13pm

Brendan- why do you want the underarm cords? Does the balaclava not stay put? Also, do you find the Nunatak warm enough for PA/NY winters? (I'm in the same are) James- what did you end up ge...

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 29, 9:29pm

Too warm and too cold
Speaking for myself, a jacket as thick as that Patagonia fleece would be entirely too warm for any winter activity- and would not be warm enough for any winter inactivity. Also, bulky fleeces te...

In GEAR » WInter Clothing System
September 26, 9:21pm

pants and midlayer
Jeff, PANTS: The Patagonia Backcountry Guide pants and Rab's Fusion pants integrate waterproof knee and seat sections into the main softshell body. The Patagonia offering is warmer and mor...

In GEAR » WInter Clothing System
September 26, 6:34pm

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