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good call on the mistrals from rei
i think they have a broader wear range compared to the acme pants which are made of a heavier fabric.

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 18, 10:14am

worn by a couple of guys i know that need a true go anywhere do anything pair of pants
outlier's new og's. they are just what you are looking for. if they have a fault it's that they are (relatively) expensive, but you get what you pay for and you won't need a second...

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 17, 8:01pm

"I normally go to bed a bit warm and leave sleeping bag open a bit and close up when I start to get cold."
we are talking about different situations. if i'm planning on using hot water bottles it’s because my sleeping bag is cold when i get in and i plan on zipping it up tight, pulling the neck c...

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
October 17, 3:27pm

"It seems like the bottle would mostly cool down by morning"
i'm not too concerned about the bottle cooling by morning. my thinking is to the extent that i'm not wasting personal calories to warm me and my sleeping bag because i'm using hot wate...

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
October 17, 12:42pm

i was thinking hooded helios too or how about
the brooks range alpini on close-out at rei if they have your size.

In GEAR » Down hooded jackets
October 16, 10:12am

i've got the evo ascents also, and i can’t find any reason to go out and replace them
they are bullet-proof and get the job done. in washington/cascades you're not getting the really fluffy white stuff so it wouldn't surprise me if you didn't really need the tails. i do...

In GEAR » snowshoe advice, please
October 15, 10:38pm

i've carried a chernobyl
and it's a very nice carrying pack with the features you need without much extra. the +/- is that it's not a small, 30l pack and if you're not careful, the weight you're carrying w...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 15, 9:44pm

for a failsafe pack look to
cilogear, cold cold world and wild things (maybe). i've carried all three (in various volumes), and each would be up to the task, but i am partial to cilogear because of the removable frame pa...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 15, 10:53am

it depends on your camping style
i tend to go out when it's cold (<20*f daytime), fairly light, for 2 or 3 days and typically no more than 5. for me, sleeping clothes are some combination of everything i've been weari...

In GEAR » Sleeping clothes
October 09, 12:56pm

"Probably it would cover everything from -10° to 15°."
i love my antelope. i have no problem with the bag in that range. the only reason i'd go with a 20* bag is to go lighter on bag weigth and push it colder, paired with the right clothing. the...

In GEAR » Help Me Decide!
October 04, 12:46pm

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