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Daniel, Check out Driducks- under $30 for jacket and pants. These are very light, breathe very well, but are also fragile. They are an option if you are careful. As for freezing at night, tak...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 2:40pm

general info
You're right- windproof does not equal waterproof, but waterproof is (for our purposes) windproof. And yes, there are SO many options that it quickly gets confusing. As posted, start with h...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 12:59pm

use what you have
Unless you are engaged in high altitude mountaineering you will only wear the down jacket while in camp- and its out fabric should be rather windproof already. Abrasion should not be an issue- just...

In GEAR » She sells down shells by the trail store
July 22, 11:14am

Terra Nova using Cuben... Scroll down about halfway for a pic of the new Laser Ultra. I assume it will be prohibitively expensive, but is interesting nonetheless.

In GEAR » Terra Nova using Cuben...
July 20, 5:05pm

Cheaper option
I occasionally use a plstic lawn bag with the bottom cut open as a rain kilt and partial ground cloth... I cut it short so it is 4-5 inches below the knee. Anything farther and it gets restrictive....

In GEAR » ULA Rain Wrap
July 15, 3:30pm

convex sharpening?
Yes, size is relative- but these small knives do not seem to promote the Rambo-syndrome where people feel the need to chop and cut everything they see. That said, I agree that the need for batoning...

In GEAR » Neck Knife Conundrum
July 14, 4:13am

down issues
Jardine is a highly intelligent but also highly opinionated man who sometimes confuses anecdote with data. Many of his absolute statements really should be qualified... for instance, as many have n...

In GEAR » Wet Down vs. Synthetic Fill
July 12, 4:50pm

It's your money, but...
The Rambo picture is apropos as it represens the notion that a military knife is somehow a good choice for "everything from dressing meat & cutting onions for dinner to making tent stakes ...

In GEAR » KA-BAR with or without serrations?
July 08, 11:12pm

agree with Alex
I agree with Alex that serrations are a pain to keep sharp- especially if you do something like hack through sheet metal with them (why do this with a knife?). Also, unless you are cutting a large ...

In GEAR » KA-BAR with or without serrations?
July 08, 7:16pm

ego vs. safety- my rant
However, to address Lim's larger questions: the respect given the intentions of first ascentionists seems to flow from a recognition of their hard work, boldness, and spirit of adventure (as we...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » David Lama and Redbullstuff
July 08, 12:17am

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