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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale People's Republic of Boulder
About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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StateCO
My Website URLhttp://www.pmags.com

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Rain gear for the CT
"The 2.5 layer pertex shield is great when it lives in the bottom of my pack (ala summer Sierra hiking), but I've never actually given it a good test in terms of daily use in the rain, und...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 28, 9:27pm

Rain gear for the CT
"Saying "do whatever works for you" is inarguably correct (although I seem to be arguing nonetheless) but not very enlightening." Thanks for agreeing with me! It does no...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 11:00pm

Rain gear for the CT
I checked out those prices. $110 for the cape and $150 seems awfully high just to find a poncho that fits my shorter height. :) I'll stick to the $10 DriDucks (5 oz) and $20 windpants (3...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 8:54pm

Rain gear for the CT
"I have to say I am truly baffled as to the low popularity of ponchos these days, especially for hiking in Colorado." Well, as a Colorado hiker, I never liked them personally. Above tr...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 4:44pm

PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
The wife and I saw it on Christmas Eve. I admit, here's the lengthy review: http://www.pmags.com/so-i-saw-that-movie-a-review-of-wild TL;DR version: I thought it was OK (3/5), the wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 26, 3:13pm

SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
"If I ever do a full PCT or AT thru hike, I am definitely going SUL. There's no suffering if you do it right. The suffering would be from carrying double the weight in gear for over 2,00...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
December 19, 12:43am

SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
"Most 22yr old thru hikers on AT use zlite pad. Older people cannot tolerate that anymore. Neoair is lighter anyway, but possibly more trouble if get leak." Ahem. This 40 year old hike...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
December 18, 8:05pm

SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
Actually you said " but I'd be interested to know if people thought this list could handle a thru?" ..and I answered appropriately. Thanks for the clarification.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
December 18, 5:43pm

SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
"I don't believe a thru hike is the place for SUL. You are living on the trail, not suffering through a night just to claim some excel spreadsheet label. " That's my own take...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL List - Thru Hike Capable?
December 18, 3:52pm

Advice from long distance walkers....
I did my long walks at the earlier stages of my career. When the "save money-go hiking-come back-look for a job-repeat" worked well. Around 35, the cycle became old. Now it would be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice from long distance walkers....
December 17, 10:32am

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