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Re: 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
I think you need a longer ax in the 60-70cm size which is more appropriate for your height AND the deep powder snow in Japan. It will give you more leverage to self arrest too.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 23, 12:30am

Re: most miserable cold night!
Franco, the EN rating for comfort/lower/extreme is on the label seen in the pics. Also mentioned in their catalogs and in some of their videos IIRC. And, when I looked at this bag in the Tokyo stor...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 20, 3:44am

Re: most miserable cold night!
FWIW, the EB Karakoram bags are EN rated, and probably conservatively so. But the EN rating is predicated on sleeping in a fully enclosed tent, NO MESH inner, with little/no drafts. Also the occupa...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 20, 2:18am

Re: Direct to consumer business model
Montbell is a much larger company in its home market. Similar to REI with membership discount, insurance, and adventure travel tours, outdoor training, etc., but maybe even bigger and more profitab...

In Gear Deals » GoLite going out of business sale
November 17, 1:04am

Re: Baffles
Or maybe it speaks to their lack of investment in superior Flowgate systems like Marmot, rab, Montbell, Nemo, etc., have made?

In GEAR » New Feathered Friends Quilt
November 09, 1:27pm

Re: Comfort range
And now the ladies like it too. Put it on, leave it on.

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
November 04, 8:23am

Re: Montbell Permafrost Parka Japanese edition
As an FYI, the Montbell Japan catalog says this jacket was designed for Winter conditions typical of coastal Sea of Japan, i.e. prodigious amounts of heavy, wet wind driven snow. Winter temps in th...

In GEAR » Montbell Permafrost Parka Japanese edition
October 30, 1:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: backcountry coffee
Yes, with a typical pour over a DRY paper filter usually absorbs most of the coffee oils. Pre-wetting the filter or using a cloth filter can mitigate the absorption somewhat. In this case, the c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 29, 9:19am

Re: Re: backcountry coffee
Interesting how different countries/cultures/markets deal with basic things like coffee. While the manual pour-over/drip method and the "gear" required to make it was the predominate meth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 29, 2:42am

Re: Cuben free standing tent
Yeah, I'm wondering how many more 8k meter peaks Ueli will need to climb before he has enough experience to "graduate" from his MH Direct2 to a Zpacks.

In GEAR » Cuben free standing tent
October 27, 1:25am

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