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take a look at the feathered friends volant
the spec's come pretty close to what you are looking for: http://featheredfriends.com/volant-down-jacket.html shell material is light, but not so light that you have to be overly protec...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 8:13am

one of the rules of international travel
don’t interfere intentionally or otherwise with the locals who are trying to make a living with a further caveat that if confronted, discretion is the better part of valor. incidents like this h...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck and Sherpas
September 27, 12:12pm

while if i thought being able to self belay off of a shaft was important i wouldn't buy an ice axe that didn't also have a proper
pick and adze (like buying a car with seatbelts but no brakes) maybe the grivel futura could be a compromise.

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 26, 11:28pm

max - you want stories
go to the library and checkout "the armchair mountaineer." or better yet, make your own mountaineering stories, they are in the end much better than the stories you will read from others.

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 10:08pm

*what is a "belay jacket"*
"is it literally just the puffy you wear when you're belaying?" max - your definition is factually accurate, but a *belay jacket* to many is so much more. think of it as a refuge. ...

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 9:43pm

i'd go out w/will's gear list with two slight changes
i'd ditch the hardshell top and bottom. i like to pull the plug on one or two day trips if the weather looks like it's gonna truly suck so i'm fine with a hooded wind shirt and if i th...

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 9:00pm

for a one (long) day full on NE winter winter peak-bag, 30l is fine
provided you are moving fast, you and your partner are splitting gear and you know what you are doing. i'm not going to comment on all of your gear, but the one thing that jumps-out is the wood...

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 12:09pm

6oz Primaloft Sport
my wild things belay jacket is 6 oz primaloft (i think) sport. as an example, i was comfortable sitting/laying around (45 minutes on summit of rainier) on a bluebird day at 0*f, 30 mph wind, with ...

In GEAR » synthetic jacket help needed
September 26, 9:43am

"OK layering a 60 gram piece over your R2 around freezing."
me too - i'd be fine sitting around in a powerstrech hoodie and a 60 gram top (wild things hooded insulight) at the freezing mark and below. i like the atom lt/insulight more than the nanopuff...

In GEAR » synthetic jacket help needed
September 25, 2:28pm

"I know I can't wiggle/crawl into a 2-foot opening in the middle of winter."
The opening is bigger than 2' and it's really not that much of a physical feat. i'm sure even you can inchworm. with any kind of specialized gear there are +/- that come along with th...

In GEAR » Is anyone making eVent bivy's anymore?
September 25, 1:49pm

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