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Re: options for a light syn vest?
Atom LT vest has the fleece sides that are nice for dumping heat. Worth looking at if it's for running and high aerobic activities. 7.8oz based on manufacturer claim. As for fit, look at their ...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 08, 9:08am

Re: Re: exotac weight
Nice integrated design but a plastic bag and rubber band do the same thing for an exceedingly low cost and weight (and more use).

In GEAR » fireSLEEVE by exotac - weight?
October 07, 10:37am

Campsaver's The Shed (and Rab sale)
Hey all, Campsaver has created their own version of geartrade where they sell sample and returned gear. Pretty steap discount on a lot of stuff. Right now they've got a ton of Rab gear in si...

In Gear Deals » Campsaver's The Shed (and Rab sale)
October 03, 12:33pm

Re: F.S. Closet Cleaning
PM sent! Aside from the gaiters I should be able to put all of these to use.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Closet Cleaning
October 03, 10:17am

Re: Re: Wet Socks!
Only time my feet have gotten worrisomely cold is when the rest of me was soaking wet in 30s weather. In that case I could have had the driest, warmest socks in the world and still would have been ...

In GEAR » Wet Socks!
October 02, 10:21pm

Re: Warmth
Benen, staying warm is an art. The two biggest changes I made that took me from always cold to a veritable furnace had nothing to do with my sleeping bag. First I made sure I stayed hydrated ...

In GEAR » Zpacks 10 deg. To Replace WM Ultralite and Versalite?
October 02, 10:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
The function often suffers when it comes to duel zips for belay parkas and such. But don't forget that a smaller product line needs less down to fluff it up. The less down fill also works be...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 10:23am

Re: any reason to use a softshell?
I love my softshell for day hikes, but long term they hold too much water to be much use. It takes too much effort to dry my Gamma MX vs a cap4 and windshirt (and the latter may be warmer actually)...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 29, 10:36pm

Re: _
I had an old pair of mtn dew shorts (yes mtn dew made clothes in the late 90s, and those clothes have seen very frequent abuse and still last longer than any top tier outdoor clothes made today...s...

In GEAR » poly/cotton blend fabric: OK performance after getting wet?
September 25, 9:48pm

Re: Where does the hooded Ghost Whisperer fit in?
Dry summer warmth. Thin/light down is awesome in the desert for chilly but not cold/frigid nights in the summer. A fleece wouldn't be warm enough for prolonged hanging out once the sun goes dow...

In GEAR » Where does the hooded Ghost Whisperer fit in?
September 19, 12:58am

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