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Serge G. (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 in the mountains with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
CityBoulder
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Serge G.

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hard to beat
for comfort/weight/warmth, the neo air xlites and xtherms are hard to beat. As a tarp user, I usually put a thin CCF as a groundpad and extra protection under mine, which double functions as back s...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 14, 2:27am

seasonal
Thanks for the rec, max. Patagonia often has pieces that they sell seasonally (spring/summer & fall/winter). I bet theres a good chance that they will put it back on the site for fall. Microf...

In GEAR » Go Get the Patagonia Micro-D Fleece Before It's Gone!
March 11, 4:33am

zip
Yes, thanks again for testing, Richard. Paul, that matches my breath test of the alpine start as well. Honestly, they both would likely fill similar rolls for me breathability wise, but the weird f...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 08, 3:48pm

comfort
You don't buy this bag for the warmth/oz, its because of the stretch baffles. Being spoiled with the warmth per weight of Katabatic, it might be hard to switch for me, but compared to other sle...

In GEAR » New Montbell bags
March 08, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Re: My experience with the BD Alpine Sport Hoody
I breath tested the alpin start vs. Rab alpine & found the alpine start to be more air permeable than the alpine. I have a Boreas which i'll check it against later. I like the fabric of the...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 03, 8:05am

t2 up north
I bet the T2 would be a good layer to have later in your hike depending on when you finish. My medium T2 hoody is 6.5 oz. Pair that with a light LS synth or wool shirt & you've got a lot of...

In GEAR » Base layer recommendations for PCT thru
February 28, 2:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dilberts
Michael, Thanks for taking the time to contribute with some fine detail. I think its pretty cool to have a professional gear designer such as yourself on these boards, so hopefully you can excu...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 26, 5:58am

rebate program
http://www.activejunky.com/home The website will explain it better than me, but its a rebate program. You have sign up with them and then link to their retailers from their site. Active junky ge...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
February 25, 11:39pm

rebate program
http://www.activejunky.com/home The website will explain it better than me, but its a rebate program. You have sign up with them and then link to their retailers from their site. Active junky ge...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody
February 25, 11:16pm

Re: More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
I'd second the Helios suggestion. Its probably my favorite trail shoe I've ever used. The sole is made out of this mix of foamy stuff & climbing rubber that slightly conforms to the ter...

In GEAR » More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
February 24, 2:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge G.

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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