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Re: re: winter pack
I'll second the recommendation of the Hyperlight Mountain Gear Expedition pack. Just had mine up in the Colorado Rockies for 5 days, and it carried beautifully.

In GEAR » Winter Pack recommendations
October 03, 8:38pm

Re: RE:"down mittens"
I got both the lightweight and heavier versions of their mitts, figuring I'd use the lightweight ones while hiking or until it got really cold. So far, I've never needed to heavier mitts, ...

In GEAR » down mittens
September 29, 6:59am

Re: Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
I'll also throw in as a suggestion the Wet Rib from Mystery Ranch, the latest incarnation of the old Dana Designs version. It has space for a small water bottle, and a medium sized pouch for y...

In GEAR » Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
August 10, 12:44pm

Re: Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
I use a Photoflex Galen Rowell Chest Pouch, but unfortunately they've been discontinued for years. The camera strap goes around your neck with the camera in the case, and the case has a strap ...

In GEAR » Carrying a compact interchangeable camera
August 09, 8:49pm

Re: Nunatak Arc AT Question
Depends on your tolerance for cold. For me, the MontBell Light Alpine Jacket wouldn't be enough by itself. FWIW, I'm planning to do the Weminuche Wilderness in a couple of weeks, and I...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT Question
August 08, 10:37am

Re: Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
I tend to use the weather forecast for Mount Washington from as a worst-case estimate. Right now it's estimating a low of 39F for tonight, and around 50F after that. http://www....

In GEAR » Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
July 20, 9:29am

"I know, not the thing you want to be venturing into without guided experience." Actually, all you need to do is camp within walking distance of your car so that, if disaster strikes, ...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 08, 4:11pm

Re: Thanks everyone!
Should also mention, my hiking partner also uses the MontBell -20 down bag and has had good luck with it. As far as water condensing inside your outer layer of your sleeping bag, that sounds lik...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 07, 7:34pm

Re: Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
I've used an earlier version of the MontBell UL Down Super Spiral Thingy, or whatever it's called these days. It's reasonably light for the warmth, and the ability for it to stretch a ...

In GEAR » Winter Sleeping Bag Recommendations
July 07, 9:33am

Re: Re: expeditition backpacks
"Hyperlite Mountain Gear. I love my Porter." ... and my Expedition. 4400 cu in, with daisy chains to strap on more gear if required. Light, but carries well.

In GEAR » expeditition backpacks
July 07, 9:31am

All Reader Reviews by Don Selesky

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Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've had my 30F #3 bag down to 12F on a winter camping trip, wearing a mid-weight synthetic parka and pants, under a tarp and bivy combination. I was comfortable up to the 12F temps, although I w...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
May 04, 2:45am

Big Sky International
I ordered a tent about mid-December of last year also, and would be stunned at this point if it ever showed up. I suspect that you'll never get a refund simply because Big Sky doesn't have it - the f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 2:02pm