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Re: +1 on the REI Acme Schoeller
i've worn a lot of diffrent softshell pants and my favorites for most conditions (other than hot summer days and the coldest days of winter) are the acme pants. i found mine on ebay and they s...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 23, 9:10pm

i have two different pairs of outdoor research gortex shells
one pair of regular mittens and the other is lobster/trigger finger. as mentioned, i find the versatility of what i wear under them to be their greatest advantage. i usually wear a really thin ...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
September 18, 7:03pm

there's a reason you see the ubiquitous two crossed pole wedge tents like the bd light series in many mountaineering situations
pound-for-pound they are tough to beat when it comes down to footprint size, usable sq/ft, setup ease and survivability. that being said, if you are base camping for more than a day or two and you ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 14, 9:04pm

OR Swoop Mitts
designed for high altitude helicopter crews. just don't look at the price. you can find in the $20...

In GEAR » Looking for a mitt that fits this design
September 04, 12:02pm

if you use a commercial washer/dryer
you might want to run the washer once to remove any residual soap that could be harmful to the down and run the dryer before you put the bag in to see how hot it gets. you can also run your hand ov...

In GEAR » Washing - Lost Down Loft
August 30, 10:13am

wm antelope sub $500
if you are looking for a bag to take you down into the 0* to 5*f range, you can find a lightly used and with some searching even a new western mountain antelope for sub $500. right now moontrail h...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
July 30, 7:39am

Re: 40l to 60l
I switched from a 40l to a 45l, that way I could share the pad and frame sheet with my other cilogear packs. The 45l pack and up share the same size frame sheet.

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 26, 3:46pm

be careful with the jump from the cilogear 60l to 75l pack
while it's listed as only a 15l difference, the 75l is a lot more pack. i’d put it up against some of the 110l packs in the market. you’ll really need a lot of discipline to not fill that ...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 23, 10:53am

what fits in a cilogear 40l (which i don't have any more)
here's what i would pack +/- a couple of items for 4+1 days when expecting 0*F. when carrying snowshoes i would typically attach one each to the right and left sides of the pack with the cilog...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 23, 7:54am

luna pad from nunatak
i've been very happy with mine. if you google lunapad be sure to include nunatak otherwise i take no responsibility for your search results.

In GEAR » Suggest a foam pad!
July 22, 4:27pm

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