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Re: Yosemite bag temp for August 20f or 30f?
Either one is fine. If you are a normal (not cold or warm) sleeper, you might be chilly 1 or 2 nights out of 10 with a 30F bag but you'll save some weight. With a 20F bag you're pretty much...

In GEAR » Yosemite bag temp for August 20f or 30f?
January 04, 8:45pm

Re: Weekender in a ULA Circuit
Fits fine vertically, but not horizontally.

In Gear Lists » Weekender in a ULA Circuit
January 01, 6:31pm

Re: 2014 Fotogs
That's amazing Walter. Are you retired? I have a friend who broke 100 in 2014 and I thought that was a lot! Both he and I have full time jobs, so hard for either of us to do much more than what...

In Photo Gallery » Post your favorite photos from 2014.
December 24, 12:11pm

Re: They've done it everywhere?
John, I agree with you 100%, I think open baffle designs are annoying and I've never actually wanted to move the down. But there are plenty of times when it has moved by itself and I ended up w...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
December 24, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Down migraging through the open baffles
Yes, some of the baffles on the Ex Light Anorak are connected to each other. The jacket has sewn through construction, but not all baffles are sewn into a closed square. More like horizontal strips...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
December 24, 11:14am

Post your favorite photos from 2014.
For me, 2014 was a year of many great trips. Unlike previous years, it was mostly an amalgam of shorter (3-4 day) trips instead of just a few longer epic trips. How many days did you get out th...

In Photo Gallery » Post your favorite photos from 2014.
December 24, 11:08am

Down migraging through the open baffles
I've used my Ex Light Anorak something like 10-15 days now and so far, so good. It seems to be equivalent in warmth to my old UL Parka, at least as far as I can tell. My only complaint is that ...

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
December 24, 10:42am

Re: Downproofness of Montbell 7D fabric
I've had my Mirage for about a year and have had very little to zero down leakage through the 7d fabric. If anything, there's less leakage than there was from my UL Parka with 15d fabric.

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
December 24, 10:39am

Re: h2o fuel release
Rex, I think the best we could do would be quantify which fuel releases the least weight of H2O for a specific heat release (e.g. the amount of energy required to heat 500mL of water from 70F to 21...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 21, 6:52pm

Re: Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
The same reason gear manufacturers obfuscate nearly all their performance specs: if you could directly compare between manufacturers, the one with the best specs would sell and every other manufact...

In GEAR » Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
December 21, 1:34am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm