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Approach / trail running shoe recommendations

Hey folks, I am looking for something in between trail running and approach shoes. Something lighter, more flexible, more running shoe-like than Guide Tennies - but still suitable for scrambling and climbing 4th/low5th class rock. Something very much like Salewa Firetail. I got a pair of said Firetails and they were great for both hiking and climbing, and super comfortable - but they fell apart on the very first day of proper climbing (granite, cracks, ...
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Osprey StraightJacket Compression Sack

Does anybody have any experience with, or opinions on, the Osprey StraightJacket Compression Sack? I would like a waterproof compression sack for my sleeping bag, and was wondering if this would work well. Better or worse than a conventional compression dry sack?

http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/a ... ssion_sack

http://www.rei.com/product/882614/ospre ... ssion-sack
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Question about a boot Spantik fit

Hello everyone!

I have a boot fit question. I am going to fill you in on my boot
fitting journey to give you a little background information to so you
can get an idea on what I have tried on.

First off, this is what I own. I have the Nepal Evo's for my single
boot. I love them, they fit great. They are a size 44.5. I wanted
to get a double boot and ...
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Problem about a good set crampon

Hello everybody.
I have been looking for a good set of crampons that would be sort of a 'do it all' proposition. That is, snow mountaineering,
beginning to moderate ice climbing, and possibly some mixed climbing down the road?
My boots are the LaSportiva Trango "Reds" as well as the LaSportiva Nepals.Both these boots fit me very well and I would like to stay with them, if at all possible.
So far, the Grivel G14 ...
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Rab alpine bivy or OR helium bivy

I need to get a bivy fot a summer mountaineering trip. I am looking for light as possible. Both of these are around 18oz. I have no experience with bivys. I would think the Rab would be a little more breathable being 3 layer event. However, it does not have a pole to keep the bivy off your face. Is this not a big deal or is it worth getting a bivy with a pole ...
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Camera (point and shoot/travel) 2015

It's been a while since we've rehashed the digital point and shoot subject and I've been on too many trips lately carrying a bad camera and coming home with bad pics. Admittedly I think I cheaped out when I went with a Canon Elph but my past couple Cannons were good and I really liked the size, but the landscape pics suck. It has also developed a spot in the pics which is happening internal ...
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Tent advice??

Anyone know of any tent models that includes the following:
1. Large vestibule a la Hilleberg GT models
2. Is freestanding
3. Can be set up from the outside with the rain fly on
4. Is around 2kg or under for a 2 man tent
5. Is not single walled (though i would consider it if it was the only option)

Right now my two options are Hilleberg anjan gt or the msr hubba hubba ...
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Rappelling rope Rappelling rope

Hi, I have bene looking for a rappelling rope for traversing the rocky area where I live when I go on hikes. I am very light weight (117) and so I dont need a thick rope. I am split between this sterling tag line 7mm: http://www.backcountry.com/sterling-tag ... 69-OR-S75M
and this mammut 6mm rappell cord: http://www.mammut.ch/store/US/en_US/B2C ... -1037-1040
for about the same price, you ...
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Lightweight pot

I am looking for a lightweight cooking setup for bivying on route. Should be lighter than a reactor. Pot size for two people around 1.5l.
The stove will be a pocket rocket. Any recommendations for a light weight pot in that size. Preferably Al over Ti.
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Heel Pain in Mountaineering Boots

Hi folks!

I've combed the internet for a solution, but haven't had much luck. I recently purchased my first pair of boots (NEPAL EVO GTX).

I followed the advice on their website, and wore the boot at home to make sure it fits well. I walked on the treadmill for weeks without any problems. My toes don't touch the front, and I had no heel lift at all. Very comfortable.

After weeks of making sure ...
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