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Serge Giachetti (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking into the mountains for a few days with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. Also a snapper of many photos. Check out my instagram for short visual trip reports and such.
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All Forum Posts by Serge Giachetti

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Out of the one's you listed, I think the nuclei's the best. I have one and I like it a lot as a BC ski layer specifically because it also offers good protection when windy and above treelin...

In GEAR » Advice: Arc'teryx Nuclei, Atom Ar, or Northface Thermoball (or OR Superlayer)?
November 07, 6:14am

@Ike, thanks for the quick response. Thats exactly what I was looking for. I'm 6'2, and average around 170, so I bet it'll fit me too. I'm loving the ultraspire softbottle with a st...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 3:19am

dragon info?
@Mike & Ike (sorry, I had to) : thanks guys, these mini reviews seem very encouraging. I had my eye on this pack along with the UD fastpack and smd flight 30. The latter two were close to what ...

In GEAR » fast packing pack
November 04, 2:21am

"You beat the crap out of them on sharp rocks until you stop feeling it. (but don't hurt yourself!)" I'd just be careful with this idea of beating the crap out of any part of ...

In GEAR » Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
November 03, 3:30am

I've used a hexamid for almost all my trips over the last 3 years (3 season) including some mild snow storms of a few inches, but thats in light and fluffy colorado snow. Depending on your ski...

In GEAR » Hexamid in heavy deep snow?
November 01, 2:36am

Excellent Coffee Mug
I am so far from a coffee mug expert, but this GSI infinity backpacker mug has been awesome for me for the last couple years, and I haven't seen it mentioned much here, so I thought I'd giv...

In GEAR » Excellent Coffee Mug
October 31, 2:18am

all the time
I love hoods on pretty much all my clothing and wear them frequently, on the move or not. Only time I'm not crazy about hoods is when I've got like 3 or 4 layers of them and I'm trying ...

In GEAR » How many actually use their down hood?
October 31, 12:15am

I'm interested, but what size, & do you happen to know the weight?

In Gear Swap » Pristine condition GooseFeet down sock + waterproof over-booties - $75 shipped
October 29, 10:43pm

I'd agree with what dan said, and I'd steer you toward a mirage, if funds allow. Montbell does have some of the best puffies around from the lightest weight to the heavier winter pieces.

In GEAR » Help with Puffy design
October 24, 1:02am

The 2014 essence is nice. I'd subjectively say that its as or more breathable than the event anorak I had before it, but 4 oz lighter. The fabric is fairly soft & stretchy for a shell, too.

In GEAR » Help me . . .
October 21, 7:44am

All Reader Reviews by Serge Giachetti

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am