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fleece
I get the $1 gloves at the 99 cent store and they are 1.5 oz. They work great. They can be sewn up easily if needed. They are cool in the heat and warm in the cold. Good for hiking with trekking po...

In GEAR » non-wool lightweight gloves
June 25, 9:25pm

hmmm
Wool and synthetics just have my wife wash em' and then I lay them out on a chair, sofa, etc, and they dry in an hour or two. Been working fine the last few years.

In GEAR » Wool/Synthetic washing advice?
June 25, 9:13pm

I haven't either
I have the Comp XA 5s and they don't seem to loosen up. Like Nick said, maybe the lace mechanism is not working correctly. Have a look at it and see. And if you bought them locally maybe you ca...

In GEAR » Keeping Salomon XA Pro laces tight
June 24, 9:11pm

Target
Looks good. I think that the length just really depends on if your inner thighs rub or not. Mine do so the longer ones completely stop the chaffing. Thanks for sharing the Target offering.

In GEAR » Best Undies?
June 23, 8:07pm

Hmmmm
Nick, I have Peregrine's (blue/black) and a pair of Salomon XA Comp 5s. I really like the XA5s on trail. Super stable and rarely slip at all. I know they are not the lightest trail runner, b...

In GEAR » Minimalist Camp/Water Shoe - update question
June 22, 11:10pm

Yes
I carry one on every trip that is over night. Can't remember using it for rain though. I use it for trapping heat and it works really great for that. Since I carry DriDucks, I only carry about ...

In GEAR » Do you always take a rain jacket?
June 22, 8:42pm

Undies smundies
I've used REI brand in two different sizes but they ride up and I get a rash. I do have rather big thighs for my 150 lb. body, but the REI product is just not cut for a performance fit. I then ...

In GEAR » Best Undies?
June 22, 8:34pm

Another consideration
When looking for a shoe, I like one that has good lateral support. The lightest shoes tend to be nothing but mesh uppers, and that's nice for cooler feet. But with only mesh to support you, you...

In GEAR » My first hiking shoes!
June 21, 11:33pm

TarpTent Notch
26 ounces including stakes, which are included. Double wall, fully enclosed, very stable, requires only four stakes to set up, and does use trekking poles or you can get poles for it too. Great usa...

In GEAR » Ultralight Tent options
June 21, 11:12pm

Great essay
Jen, Really enjoyed your writing. Your POV is I think shared by many here and it just points to hiking your own hike. We all do it a bit differently and that's OK. Being intimadated by those...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Perspectives on the Philosophy of Lightweight Travel
June 21, 10:58pm

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