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Re: Re: Re: Re: Recommend some trails in Italy?
Thanks for your suggestions Tom. I'll see if I can get a hold of that book. Not sure whether we are going to actually end up going up into the Alps. We may just be in Tuscany and Sicily in the ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Recommend some trails in Italy?
September 04, 4:07am

Re: Collar and Zipper
Tim, all montbell bags unzip fully down the side, including the #2 bag.

In GEAR » MontBell Sleeping Bags
September 03, 3:34am

Re: Re: inner parka
Hey Dan, let us know whether the new parka is "athletic" or "boxy" in fit. Like Te-Wa I've found the original version is quite boxy and I'd prefer a slimmer fit.

In GEAR » Puffy Top Layer (Down Jackets)
September 03, 12:36am

Re: Foam on top
It may be more comfortable to have the NeoAir on top, but it is warmer the other way around. I must confess to not being an expert on the physics of why this is the case, but... I believe it is ...

In GEAR » Cumulative R Values
September 02, 11:18pm

MontBell Sleeping Bags
If I was getting a single Montbell bag it would be a #2. The neck baffle/collar does indeed make a big difference, and the #3 bag doesn't have one. It really helps stop cold air seeping in once...

In GEAR » MontBell Sleeping Bags
September 02, 11:04pm

Cumulative R Values
Add them. (And if you have an air pad and a foam pad, the foam pad should go on the top.)

In GEAR » Cumulative R Values
September 02, 10:59pm

Re: Trimming
So in total I spent about 20 minutes working with the tent and saved 0.7g. Lol. Keep up the good work! At this rate, I've calculated that if you work for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, then i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Reflex 2
September 02, 10:38pm

Re: Re: new fit
It even explicitly says sizes are based on body measurements, NOT actual garment size. Almost all manufacturers do it that way don't they? Agree that it makes it more difficult to guess for ...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 7:48pm

Re: new fit
Apparently people weren't crazy about the "athletic fit" so they are going to make the them a littler looser to allow for additional layering. Nooooooo! I hope not! There is no way...

In GEAR » Updated Mont-Bell UL Down Jacket
September 02, 7:39pm

Re: GG "The One" or Tarptent "Sublite"
Hmmm, I'll be interested to hear responses to this. When I was checking out "The One" I concluded that it would be *just* long enough for me (and I'm 6'1"). There's a...

In GEAR » GG "The One" or Tarptent "Sublite"
September 02, 7:20pm

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Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
I am always amazed when people say that idodine treated water tastes horrible. Sure it does -- if you don't do it right. The key step is to neutralise the iodine with vitamin C... but don't...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 03, 11:02pm