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hwc - schoeller dynamic and dryskin are both non-membrane softshell materials.
for your 15-40 temp range the rei mistrals in dynamic or running tights would be perfect. the guys i know that ice climb and spend time on mountains for the most part avoid membrane soft shells fo...

In GEAR » Winter hiking pants
November 26, 5:01pm

+ 1 on the rei acme pants in dryskin
and for a lighter version rei has the mistral in schoeller dynamic. i'm a big fan of schoeller products and think they work just as advertised. a question to ask yourself is how hard will you ...

In GEAR » Winter hiking pants
November 26, 2:37pm

"once the temps plummet below 0°F, a double-walled expedition tent is luxurious for those nasty temps."
base camp situation, for multiple days, i can't disagree. it's not my typical style and the tent might not always be double-walled, but it will be bigger than my bd lighthouse. i do keep an...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 7:04pm

"Having a mesh inner will mean more air circulation and less condensation"
maybe in a no/consolidated snow situation, but otherwise have fun keeping the spindrift out. 4 season tents have solid inners for a reason. if you can't get enough ventilation by selectivly ope...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 1:56pm

bd lighthouse
a palace for one and cozy for two, but adding the vestibule makes a big difference. there a some folks that have nothing nice to say about this tent, but my experiences have been positive taking i...

In GEAR » winter tents
November 18, 1:00pm

Re: Re: ID E-Vent bivy zipper
Steve - Thanks. I've always had that in teh back f my mind. Nice to see that others have already done it.

In GEAR » Add a side zipper to a bivy
November 15, 8:00am

ID E-Vent bivy zipper
Steve - Do you have the ID overbag that just has the draw-string closure?

In GEAR » Add a side zipper to a bivy
November 14, 3:12pm

"a bothy isn't designed for overnight use." it designed as shelter for short breaks and for an emergency
and if your emergency extends through the night you'll be happy to have it. climbing into and closing up a bivy is a pretty isolating feeling especially if things are going sideways. sure, may...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 12, 11:41am

i've never used either in an emergency, but
i have hung-out in a bothy for lunch and other stops and they certainly do rock. you throw the thing up and bam, you are out of the elements. the down-side is if the conditions truly suck, but you ...

In GEAR » for winter emergency shelter: bivy or bothy bag?
November 11, 7:47pm

the important calculus of determining appropriate protection - what are the chances of a fall and what are the consequences – everybody has their own risk curve
"in a pinch, on soft snow, you can use a spike ended tube for self arrest. I would grab it a few inches from the pointy end with my left hand (I'm right handed) and somewhere towards the t...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
October 31, 10:21am

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