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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

Which down balaclava?
I need a down balaclava for sleepwear in 3 seasons. I use my MH Phantom down jacket as part of my sleep system (or a Patagonia Micropuff). I need the down balaclava to integrate well with a hoodles...

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 26, 3:28pm

softshell uses
The softshell category is very broad- with some being fully waterproof and insulated, while others being slightly waterproof and very thin. Although Patagonia, Buffalo, etc. used softshell ideas...

In GEAR » Newbie Questions on Hardshell and Softshell Jackets
September 20, 8:21am

Wm weights
Philip, my older Versalite (when it was a 15 degree bag0 weighed 2lbs 1ounce in a regular size. My Antelope in long weighs 2lbs 10oz., so 1 ounce over spec has been my experience with WM.

In GEAR » Marmot Helium EQ15F or WM Versalite
August 14, 9:31am

Regular Helium and bag cover option
I have owned both bags- sold the Helium EQ first and then the WM (to purchase a warmer WM Antelope for Northeast winters). I still own a regular Helium, weighing at 1lb 15 ounces. My EQ weighed ...

In GEAR » Marmot Helium EQ15F or WM Versalite
August 14, 9:27am

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