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Re: Light on a budget
The jacket in your original post is junk. There are MANY threads on these forums about UL and even SUL gear on a budget. In general, UL backpacking is not more expensive than traditional backpac...

In GEAR » Light on a budget
June 12, 2:42pm

FS: CiloGear 30L Worksack
I have a CiloGear 30L Worksack in green for sale. This pack has been used, and has obvious signs of wear (all repaired with seam grip). I took pictures of all wear areas next to a nickel, with flas...

In Gear Swap » FS: CiloGear 30L Worksack
June 12, 12:31am

Re: Re: Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
I don't trust the Corsa in ice, only snow. Against rocks, the aluminum would get worn quickly.

In GEAR » Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
June 12, 12:29am

Re: Re: Re: Thanks
@Christopher: the Raven Pro has a smaller pick. If I have to arrest, I don't want a down-sized tool. The difference is easy to see in person, not so much web shots.

In GEAR » Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
June 11, 10:19am

Re: Thanks
The Corsa is aluminum, making it useful only for occasional snow travel during the summer. The Raven Pro is a lightweight axe, in the style of a typical mountaineer's tool, sufficient for al...

In GEAR » Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
June 10, 11:46pm

Re: one more try.
All those are good options. Lots of posts on this topic if you use the search function. Do you have any specific questions? In my experience, MLD gear is sewn the best and does a really great jo...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Lightweight Backpack
June 08, 11:48am

Re: questions for you down jacket gurus
The Patagonia Down Sweater is probably the boxiest cut of any you'd take a serious look at. Rab has a great cut - slimmer, but longer too.

In GEAR » questions for you down jacket gurus
June 08, 11:42am

Re: Anybody?
I have a size small I might be willing to part with. PM me if you're interested - it's in pretty good condition, I can't recall any spots with wear.

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Burn
June 07, 7:19pm

Re: The CAFFIN tents come!
Easton is really stepping up their game lately. Good on them, and a fantastic opportunity for you Roger to share your expertise with the world!

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 07, 6:57pm

Re: top and bottom middle layers???
"Cotton trim" is typically the detailing. Without at least a picture of the garment, I can't guess better than that. Wool is a poor winter insulating layer. It has to be heavier an...

In GEAR » top and bottom middle layers???
June 07, 12:14am

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