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Re: going lighter.
A big burly pack will carry 5lbs of gear just as much as 50lbs...so save it for last if you don't want to double spend. If you may move to a tarp, spend the $10 on a cheap blue poly 8x10 tar...

In GEAR » Steps toward lightening the load
December 30, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
David, if you were getting cold with a MB Alpine Light and all your layers at only freezing I would definitely recommend you check some other things than insulation. A similar set up will get most ...

In GEAR » Down Jacket for Kilimanjaro
December 27, 5:00pm

Re: Hooded or non hooded baselayer for cold weather running
Believe me, a hood is a pain in the rear with long hair. Then again long hair in general is a pain. That said, I still prefer hoods to hoodless since the minimal weight addition is always more ther...

In GEAR » Hooded or non hooded baselayer for cold weather running
December 27, 4:50pm

Replacements
I got my gf a replacement MHW Scrambler pack after hers was stolen. Upgraded her to the ULT version in hopes of dragging her on some backpack trips (she'll camp, she'll climb, she'll hi...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 26, 2:38pm

Re: WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
I'm the wrong size but if I was in your position I would check out geartrade.com because there are frequent XL items for much lower than retail. Also for rain gear the driducks stuff runs bi...

In Gear Swap » WTB - Cheap XL Hiking Clothes for Friend
December 20, 7:29pm

Re: Re: doing the right thing
+1 on the ski poles from goodwill! Also good to know about the Locus poles being only a few ounces heavier for the pair. I may have to look into those since they have a nice looking ergonomic ha...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole help
December 20, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Not so ......
For the money, sounds like a rab infinity is a better deal when you can get one on sale. For under $200 though it's hard to find that much high quality down in any jacket from any brand. The MB...

In GEAR » Not os overwhelmed by the Golite Bitterroot
December 20, 5:52pm

Re: Trekking Pole help
I love my LT4s. They've been great right up until one pair broke. I've used them a bunch and the only reason it broke was a buddy of mine stepped on a lower section. So I'll be replacin...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole help
December 20, 8:19am

Re: WTB: Patagucci UL Down Hoody in Blue/Black MEDIUM
Check geartrade.com, there's one on there for a hair under $200 at the moment. Well that was quick, already sold. Since you didn't mention gender...there's still a women's medium...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Patagucci UL Down Hoody in Blue/Black MEDIUM
December 20, 7:57am

Re: Re: Re: Sewn Through
Lol. She actually snagged a pata down sweater at an REI garage sale taht is being fixed currently (broken zipper) and she has a very sweet thrift store find. Some italian designed down puffy. Weigh...

In Gear Deals » Roan on Sale
December 19, 9:34am

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