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Re: Alex
Alex, great article. I've been thinking about using something like Argon 67 with no DWR or a lighter DWR, because it would be very breathable, moreso than M90 I think, and then just have goo...

In GEAR » Condensation in bivy?
March 05, 7:56pm

re: 35 and wet
Wool works best for me in those conditions, though it doesn't dry super well. I like to up my energy output in that kind of weather and hike very fast or run, wear 200g/m2 wool top and botto...

In GEAR » Condensation in bivy?
March 05, 7:38pm

downside of synthetics
Definitely some good reasons to favor synthetics here, but I would also consider that down wins for compressibility and durability. If you're trying to take a smaller pack in winter and need th...

In GEAR » Down vs. synthetic insulation for sleeping hoods and booties?
March 05, 2:12pm

Mask
How do you find that mask? I've seen it before but I imagined the breathing apparatus would be too wet and invasive to use for very long.

In GEAR » UL at -20F?
March 03, 8:36pm

Cap 4 one-piece, thoughts?
Hey all, I noticed the Cap 4 one piece is on sale for $99 at Patagonia, until Feb 26 I believe. Pretty great deal, but I'm wondering how much use I'll get out of it. In the winter I x...

In GEAR » Cap 4 one-piece, thoughts?
February 22, 8:04pm

WTB: Small Tigoat wifi stove
Hey all, Anyone have a small tigoat wifi stove they would like to part with? Looking for a 6.5 or 7 foot pipe if possible. Thanks, Ed

In Gear Swap » WTB: Small Tigoat wifi stove
February 15, 12:02am

Re: Kapton
Thanks Chris, I spoke with some others and realize it takes a decent amount of heat to shrink polycryo. I may be able to place a panel on the opposite side of a mid from the stove. Basically a v...

In Make Your Own Gear » non-heat sensitive polycryo alternatives?
January 26, 7:52pm

non-heat sensitive polycryo alternatives?
Hey all, I'd like to put a backpackable woodstove and a clear plastic panel in a 'mid, for taking in views while staying toasty and dry, but polycryo shrinks in contact with heat. Any id...

In Make Your Own Gear » non-heat sensitive polycryo alternatives?
January 24, 10:21pm

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In Gear Swap » FS Evernew pot 1.9L
January 22, 5:54pm

Salomon Fellcross 2
This shoe is designed for running in such conditions. Very large lugs, lots of traction, close fitting upper, and light for a shoe with good protection. My 11.5's weigh 18.6oz for the pair. I f...

In GEAR » Best UL Hiker for mud, wet roots / boardwalks, and wet rocks
January 22, 11:13am

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