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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

Driclime windshirt
What conditions/temperature range? I love Powerstretch, but a marmot Driclime windshirt is hard to beat as an "anything layer" (next to skin, mid or outer)

In GEAR » Favorite Mid-Layer?
August 10, 2:53pm

ice climbing gloves
I've used neoprene/leather kayking gloves for warm days- work well if all you need is abrasion protection, but for actual impact protection look at gloves designed for ice climbing. My favor...

In GEAR » Gloves for using with ice axe
August 10, 2:49pm

Julian, be very specific about your intended use (activty, area, season) and you will likely get as much advice as needed. I have not used the MH parka, but my DAS is warm, compressable, and has...

In GEAR » Patagonia DAS Vs Mountain Hardwear alcove
August 02, 8:02pm

spectra cord strength issues
Are you drop testing or slow pulling to failure?- couldn't tell from your post...

In GEAR » Spectra cord strength issues
July 27, 10:25am

bics etc
Two bics will light hundreds of fires, so length of trip is a non-issue. You can carry multiple bics/ matches and some soaked cotton balls as a back up... it's what I do. I may be mistaken,...

In GEAR » Bic: The lighter lighter
July 22, 6:47pm

Rab options
I second Tom in looking at a "bivy tent" (ID Wedge, Rab Summt tents). Note that Rab has an Event hooped bivy called the Rideg Raider. I like my ID Unishelter in Event: no condensation in...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a hooped bivy?
July 22, 2:56pm

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