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balance pockets?
I can't tell from your post but I assume you were using the balance pockets? A friend just sent me some for my Peak Experience, and it is now a completely different pack in terms of performance...

In GEAR » Aarn pack and trail shoes (north face)
June 24, 8:53am

value depends on end use
For my money, down is great for camp wear (light, warm, compressable) but for a belay jacket or anything worn with a pack or while moving, synthetics handle moisture better and are less bulky to we...

In GEAR » down or primaloft: better value?
May 29, 11:18pm

crampons
If you were using the crampons for your own recreational activities I'd suggest aluminum with the caveat that you simply avoid walking on rocks. However, given your intended purpose, I'd ge...

In GEAR » Ultralight mountaineering boots and crampons
May 26, 8:49pm

ultralight climbing rack
Siggy- take up climbing, THEN buy a rack... a good deal of gear choice is simply subjective preference. Anyway, I have a cold and can’t climb so (in the spirit of this thread) I decided to we...

In GEAR » Climbing Rack
May 21, 12:06am

pics?
Show it off- more pics! So this is a non-bayonet version? How well does the guide harness get weight off the shoulders (no load lifters right?). Please do a review, especially if using it wit...

In GEAR » New Mchale
May 20, 5:57pm

down collar
The Helium does not have a draft collar but does utilize a down "face muff" that effectively seals the hood opening. I like it... Is the WM worth the extra 100? Not sure... the quality...

In GEAR » Marmot Helium
May 19, 2:02pm

UL rack
Nice! Am I seeing the old style BD Hotwires and Camp Nano's? What are you going to use for slings- Mammut Contact?

In GEAR » Climbing Rack
May 17, 2:32pm

these?
Here are two options: http://www.downworks.com/downworks/Balaclava.html http://katabaticgear.com/shop/category/hoods/ Also, Nunatak and JRB...

In GEAR » down hood?
May 04, 3:30pm

one pack or two
I'm very impressed if you could get a 6 day trip with full climbing gear down to 45 pounds... Of the packs you cited, I'd drop the Granite gear and get a Cilogear NWD 20 at 8 ounces, or...

In GEAR » Pack for backpacking AND climbing?
April 22, 5:00pm

WM
I can only comment on the Antelope- you don't need any extra fill for it to be a reliable zero degree bag. I use a long version in Northeast winters, and it is very well filled (2lbs 10ounces i...

In GEAR » 0 down bags
April 18, 3:46pm

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