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Edward Jursek (nedjursek@gmail.com) - BPL Premium Member

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Zimmerbuilt
Justin - I get your point about cost at retail. The Quickstep at $150 is at the higher end of the market. There are aspects of the Quickstep I prefer over the MLD and Zpacks offerings, but paying f...

In Gear Deals » Zimmerbuilt QuickStep
January 13, 9:16pm

Gateways On Sale
SMD has a lot of stuff deeply discounted right now. I love my Gatewood, great price for a new one. Sadly, if they came out with a cuben model that was about 6oz, I would pay a stupid amount of mone...

In Gear Deals » Six moons gatewood Cape
January 13, 7:26pm

Skaha weight
With current specs it should weigh 12oz in Epic stock in size medium. Trouble is Nunatak does lots of custom work, so who knows? I have a Skaha full zip hoodless jacket with pockets I bought here o...

In GEAR » Nunatak Skaha Plus???
January 08, 10:46pm

FF Quilt
Steve - I love my custom 20 degree Vireo and the foot box is exceptional. I live a mile and half from the FF store and have tried the Flicker. I think the dimensions are accurate, but there is very...

In GEAR » New Feathered Friends Quilt
January 08, 10:17pm

Down Jacket vs. Vest
I have owned a Hyperion vest and loved it. Very warm for the weight. There has been some debate about using down vests vs. down jackets. I prefer a down vest in any season except winter, but I run ...

In GEAR » Light down jacket vs vest
January 06, 10:08pm

Porter
Sending PM, I will take the Porter and MLD pockets!

In Gear Swap » For Sale: HMG Porter Expedition, Large
January 06, 8:12pm

Helios
I don't know about box vs. sewn through, but the Helios has 40% more down. The Helios is warmer, has a better shell, and the workmanship is excellent. My oldest daughter has a Helios and loves it.

In GEAR » Down jackets: Mirage vs FF Helios
January 01, 12:37pm

Winter Traction Device
For simple traction, I have been using the Grivel Spider's with success. While their abilities are more limited, they are very light, easy to take on and off, and easy to carry.

In GEAR » Winter Traction Device???
December 30, 10:17pm

Seattle
I went through a similar search back in 1997. My wife and I looked at CO, UT, NM, OR, and WA. We settled on WA and Seattle and have never regretted it. First, the economy and job market here are st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
December 30, 3:25pm

Rain Gear for the CT
Paul M. has the most legitimate gripe against ponchos, they tend to be made for taller people. However, Zpacks always seems scaled to Joe V's size, and their solo sized Poncho/Ground sheet is g...

In GEAR » Rain gear for the CT
December 27, 6:58pm

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