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by DukeJH » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:41 pm

Montbell UL Thermawarp Jacket. This is absolutely my favorite layering piece plus it packs down to the size of a half pint milk carton and weighs close to 4 oz.

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by Autoxfil » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:01 pm

4oz? It's at least twice that.

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by Howard71 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:21 pm

Svea 123 Liquid fuel stove.

Asolo Sasslong Boots.

Marmot Lithium Down Bag.

Zarges Aluminum Equipment Boxes.

Garmin Map60CSx GPS.

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by rasgoat » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:59 pm

MSR Denali Evo's

Merino wool socks, underwear & shirts

Hilleberg Tents


Asolo fsn 95 boots

Camelback Bladders


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by MattGreene » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:00 am

Atlas snowshoes. 12 year of serious abuse until the rivets broke.

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by Autoxfil » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:13 am

rasgoat wrote:Merino wool socks, underwear & shirts

+1. That stuff is amazing - I like Patagonia the best (when it's on clearance), but it's all good.

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by bird » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:36 pm

North Face Optimus Redpoint Hooded Jacket.
Not a huge fan of TNF, but scored this for half off. It is my new go-to mid layer, and nice for around town. Very happy to have.

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by Pallando » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:15 am

OR Crocs.

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by WML » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:40 pm

Patagonia Houdini Shell - This thing is awesome, and under 5 oz., stuffs into its own pocket, and clips to your harness

Patagonia DAS Parka - So warm, and bombproof.

Black Diamond Camalot C4 - Best workhorse medium-to-large cam on the market

Patagonia R1 Hoody - The hype is dead on.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX - INCREDIBLY comfortable boot. Warm, breathes well, keeps my feet dry...I flirted with the idea of getting another boot for lower 48 winter climbing, and then realize I just wanted new trinkets, not needed. Handles very well on rock and ice.

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by Big Benn » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:42 pm

Scarpa Manta Boots.

Black Diamond 90cm walkers ice axe.

Grivel 12 point crampons.

Those three items, above all else I have used, have just given me my best winter yet in the mountains.

Only cloud on the horizon is whether the recent changes to the Manta have made them less strong and less supportive compared with the earlier versions I have.

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by nhluhr » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:05 pm

OR Tremor Pants. These are absolutely perfect for spring skiing. Warm enough to be comfortable at 10,000 with wind, good enough breathing + venting zippers to work down low in the heat, good fit, perfect around the top of my boots, and suspenders are optional. I love them.

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by DukeJH » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:29 pm

Autoxfil wrote:4oz? It's at least twice that.

True. That's what I get for working from memory. Montbell lists it at 8.8 oz. Compare that to the REI Muir woods fleece that it replaced that REI lists at 23 oz and the Montbell piece is warmer.

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by stormwolf » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:57 pm

- McHale Zero SARC pack

- Westcomb Scholler pants....gone through hell and back, still look new...

- Integral Designs MK1XL -- Canadian gear superiority!!!

- My mom's custom made silk liner. Goes on every trip....great by itself in warm conditions, adds an extra layer of heat in the sleeping bag....used by me in Asia where some rooms I was staying in had linen of questionable cleanliness...

- 3L water bladder.....

- Leki Makalu trekking poles.... I am able to hike with my left knee missing its be fixed soon ....

- Icebreaker shirt...dont leave home without it...


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