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Exped
I am not a quilt user so I won't pretend to opine on that. I am a side sleeper and in my mid 40s, and the Exped Synmat has been transformative. I started with a Synmat 7 with pump that is s...

In GEAR » Sleeping pads
January 29, 12:10pm

Ouch
Let's see... currently Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1/footprint - 2 lb 12 ounces Golite Feather 20 - 1 lb 15 oz Exped Synmat 7 UL M - 16.2 oz REI Flash 65 M - 3 lb 2 oz so 8.825 lbs total... ...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 29, 11:54am

Flash
I have a Flash 65 and it is my main pack (Golite Odyssey 80 is my load hauler for winter outings). I travel as light as I can but with Scouts I have some extra gear (bigger FAK for example to supp...

In GEAR » REI Flash 62 vs golite jam 50
January 29, 8:36am

Supply
As to the OP's question regarding inventory it isn't just Zebralight. Check out the HDS systems threads on candlepowerforums for tales of people waiting months for their HDS lights - and H...

In GEAR » Zebralight
January 27, 9:36am

Headlamps
I really like my H31w Zebralight. I do unscrew the tailcap a quarter turn to "lock out" the light when packed but surely get why this may be problematic to some. It is more or less an i...

In GEAR » Another Headlamp thread...
January 27, 9:16am

cycling shells
My primary windshirt is a marmot ion running jacket with mesh panels in the pits and upper back and it works well. I wear a north face running jacket on my bike as it is vented on the back ... And...

In GEAR » Bike shells for hiking?
January 24, 8:51am

Versatile piece
I have one of these and it is a really versatile jacket - for those not reading the link - the hood and sleeves zip off so it can be used as a vest, jacket or hoody. Quite warm and packs down sm...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Spruce Run Synthetic Hooded Jacket
January 22, 1:59pm

C9
I've gone on record supporting these fleeces. I normally wear a Large in most everything (Montbell stuff being the exception and super athletic cut stuff) - certainly L from Marmot, Patagonia,...

In Gear Deals » Target - 1/4 zip 100 wt fleece on sale $12.
January 10, 11:08am

Re: Re: bottoms
Roger - thanks for the insight! I tend to always wear tights or long underwear to sleep but in chilly temps will revert to my looser pants. The Terramars aren't like cycling tights, i.e. no...

In GEAR » What do you do when it below zero outside
January 09, 9:26am

Interesting insight
This is helpful as I carried too much early on and could still benefit from some paring down. Currently I have: Tube of tenacious tape (multipurpose) Two safety pins Tube of seamgrip (migh...

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
January 08, 8:44am

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