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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear shops in Japan
Hmm, I've never been to OD Box so perhaps I should recon it before you arrive and let you know the current stock situation. My B-day is April 5 too and I so deserve a new toy! The neighborh...

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 26, 2:52am

Re: Re: Dilberts
Michael, the BPL thread software is very poor so I had to go back and see which post "Dilberts" might reference and I see it was Eric Chans where he explains the "wisdom" of lay...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 26, 2:34am

Re: Re: Re: Gear shops in Japan
Adam, which OD Box will you visit? I live ~100m from the Aussie Embassy and can meet nearby in Azabu Juban if you like. I think you will experience some shock coming from the least populated prefec...

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 26, 12:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
Well of course. But in my experience twisting doesn't hold even if the loop is twisted tight. It works loose and when the pack is stood up on ground the pole tip is pushed up and out of the loo...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pigs and fountains
Sala sez >>My post wasn't about what's the best thing to wear. It was about Mr. Glavin's idea of layering the windshell next to a baselayer and then layering over it. I was curiou...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pigs and fountains
"in cool-cold weather to mitigate the "flash off" chill affect by having sweat damp/wet layers." Justin sez >>This is why I wear a wool base layer. That flash chill was...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 6:21pm

Re: Re: layering strategies
Dale sez >>"I wear base/R1/windshirt. I want moisture transfer in that order and the windshirt to trap the warm air in the fleece and prevent the wind from drawing the heat off. To my th...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Pigs and fountains
It's aerobic HIKING OUTSIDE for Chrissakes! Not a stroll at the mall or walk with the dog. If you do anything aerobic at all long enough you are going to sweat, especially when carrying a pa...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 6:05pm

Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
>> Dual loops implies the use of technical axes, does it not? Ron sez "Not necessary. Large numbers of long distance hikers use trekking poles. It's convenient when in town or hi...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 5:05pm

Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
Certainly the Fusion is not alone on this as I've seen this before on other non-climbing packs, but wondering why a pack made for long distance hikers has dual ice ax loops? Dual loops implies ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 4:03pm

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