bryangast wrote:REI's expedition long underwear. Light, warm and durable. I wear the top all the time as if it were a fleece sweater.
The expedition mts is amazing. I wear mine around as well all the time. When I know I'm going to wake up pre-dawn to surf I sleep in them and go right from bed to the car wihtout getting cold. Definitely on my list. Too bad they aren't bringing it back for next winter, have something else that looks good but just not the same.
North Face Apex Aerobic hoody - camouflage print for stealth fly fishing maneuvers and breathes like no other and looks so steezy. I like hiking with it as well, especially in winter because it breathes well even with the hood on, looks good, and keeps the sun off me when I have the hood up.
MSR Denali Ascents - I sit at my desk late into the night with my Ascents in my lap just reading TRs of places I want to take my slowshoes. Way better then the evos by the way in my opinion, wider and can hold 8" tails.
REI Down Booties - These things are un-believable, they're way puffier and warmer than any of the other down booties I tried and they have a nice high cuff. There's nothing like coming down from a summit with damp clammy feet and drying them off int he tent and throwing on the down booties.
Thermos - I have a 1l thermos that has revolutionized alpine starts. I fill it up with coffee the night before and make sure that all my stuff is in order and ready to go. When I wake up I fish my thermos out of my sleeping bag and lay in my bag and drink hot coffee. A few minutes later I'm warmed and energized from the coffee and ready to brave the cold. It makes alpine starts so much easier, enjoyable, and earlier.