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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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same problem
Gene, I had the same issue. I move around quite a lot to get the angles I want, so having poles in hand is a major PITA. If its a really photogenic area, I'll probably just stow the poles, whic...

In Photography » What do you do with your hiking poles?
July 25, 3:46am

full dyneema
I went through the original HMG ice pack pretty quickly (warranty issue) and went for the upgrade to a full dyneema ice pack with ski straps on the side of the pack. I've spent a bit too much t...

In GEAR » Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
July 16, 2:50am

I do most of my backpacking in the colorado rockies during the warmer 3 seasons, but I backpack in utah 2-3 times a year, and montana whenever I can. I own two quilts: katabatic sawatch 15 ...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 10, 6:15am

nice thread
I got really into buddhism in high school and had some pretty strong (hippyish) ideas that material objects had little to do with happiness. Meditation and Buddhism is still pretty cool to me, but ...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 09, 1:03am

WTB: SUL style backpack
Just looking for a simple affordable pack for light overnights. I'm looking for something inexpensive like a used MLD newt or zpacks zero (with the tuffer fabric), but I'd consider somethin...

In Gear Swap » WTB: SUL style backpack
July 07, 6:44am

wtb: hexamid twin tarp
Anyone have one of these they want to part with? I'm looking for my friend.

In Gear Swap » wtb: hexamid twin tarp
July 06, 11:37pm


In Gear Swap » Sense Ultra, Helios, Ascend Glove (11-11.5)
July 05, 2:40am

Marmot Essence (2014) < $140 I paid $132 for my size L which weighs in at 6.3 oz on my scale. Supposedly, the new nanopro fabric is qu...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Essence (2014) < $140
July 01, 12:01am

@max The merell has the widest toe-box, but the other two are anatomical.

In Gear Swap » Sense Ultra, Helios, Ascend Glove (11-11.5)
June 16, 5:43pm

hooded jacket
Yeah, if you sleep warm in PNW 3 season, then you could save even more weight & go with a 30 degree zpacks Katabatic or EE. As far as hood/hoodless, I wouldn't use a quilt without a hoo...

In GEAR » Thinking of ditching WM Ultralite 20 for ZPacks 20 Bag. Good idea or not?
June 16, 5:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am