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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

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found this on flea bay- 5 gauge Cashmere from Patagonia http://www.ebay.com/itm/361067089420?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=630409880148&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 24, 6:28pm

Re: high loft wool
my light sweater is lambswool (right on the label :) ) I see they list their cashmere and lambswool sweater in "gauges"- assuming a 5 gauge is thicker than a 7, 7 thicker than a 9, etc??...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 6:32pm

high loft wool
the Dachstein looks nice, but it's very close to what I already have w/ the Patagonia guide sweater and the Norwegian army sweater- quality, tight weave wool sweater- will shed moisture and win...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 6:01pm

high loft wool sweater
looking for a really high loft wool sweater, I've got a few wool sweaters, one is a old Patagonia guide sweater- very tight knit, very weather resistant and rugged, but for the weight (2#'s...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 7:16am

Re: Thank you!
I'm actually between 5'11" and 6' so probably a 1/2" difference :), I'd be fine at a full 6' and probably 6' 1"

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:55pm

no photos w/ both of us in the tent, but I'm 5'11", my wife 5'2" and we don't have any problem w/ fitment when we use the inner (which we do more often than not using it)

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 6:32pm

Re: Alpha
Ito- definitely has happened to me more w/ moist weather, but occasionally dry as well- like you said it really sneaks up on you, you're warm, moving well and then out of the blue you start get...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 12, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: atom vest
Stephen-it might, I just looked it up- guess I'm out of the loop a bit w/ the newer stuff coming out :) Mike

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 9:46am

Re: atom vest
Ito- good to hear :) I'm sure you've experienced this running, but when I'm out for longer periods in cool weather (especially cool/damp weather) I can feel my core temp slowly droppin...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 11, 8:34am

Re: Re: options for a light syn vest?
I found a good buy on the Atom and ordered one, of course soon after I found an even better price on the Rab Generator- if anyone is looking they have them on STP, w/ a 35% coupon it comes to under...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 10, 6:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Bent Gate Moutaineering Customer Service
purchased a MB UL jacket for my wife (using paypal)- they had a good sale going on and had never purchased from them before so I thought I'd give it a go. after purchasing the jacket I get a ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 6:54pm

Marmot Hydrogen (2004 model)
first this is a 2009 model as the above poster I had WM Summerlite, great bag, just too tight for me. The Hydrogen is more roomy for myself (6' 190#). I find the 30 rating to be very accurate...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
September 30, 5:57pm

Golite Ion
discontinued now, but rumored to make a comeback- we'll see. great little pack, for a great little price. if you pack light and efficiently (and maybe some slight modding) this makes for a nic...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 18, 4:01pm

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
this has replaced my fleece hat- for the same weight I get a lot more warmth and flexibility- I can wear as a balaclava when I really need warmth, I can roll it up and use as a hat when I need less. ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 11, 8:27pm

Clif Bar Mojo Bars
I really like Mojo bars, they taste great and provide pretty good calories for their weight, they also hold up well in the heat- basically trail mix in a bar- my wife also gives them two thumbs up as ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 25, 7:43pm

I've not found a better tasting instant coffee, would give it a higher mark if it wasn't so costly

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
August 25, 7:39pm

patagonia down sweater
I also got mine on sale ($200 for a down jacket is just too much IMO). The fit is great, mine is a size large and provides just the amount of room over a base layer. The jacket has good loft and t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 5:01pm

Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
this is w/o any doubt a no frills no jacket- no pockets, no adjustable anything- it does have a zipper though! :) mine is a size large and is right at 6.0 oz, packs into the size of a baseball l...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 4:52pm

Montbell Stretch Gaiter
these are very light gaiters, but work as well as heavier gaiters on the market fit is very good, the stretch helps the gaiter to conform to the shoe you do have to slip them on before donning s...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
July 29, 6:56pm

Wetfire Tinder Cubes
these came with my wetfire ti stove, as a fuel they didn't come close to the performance of Esbit for cooking, BUT as an emergency fire starter I don't think it has an equal. I'm talking ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 11, 9:06pm