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  1. I guess it does but it's hard to tell from the...

    I guess it does but it's hard to tell from the picture.
    I think the Men's and Women's versions that I bought had slightly more loft than depicted.
    I am happy about it.
    Minos
  2. So, we tried the Rab Positron in February in...

    So, we tried the Rab Positron in February in Fairbanks. It looked very well made and very puffy.
    Temperatures in the -30C ~ -20F with no exercising (i.e. standing still).
    Worked very well. Gf was...
  3. Rab Positron or Outdoor Research Alpine Down Hooded Jacket - Women

    Hello,
    I am unable to find the quantity of down (oz) in the Outdoor Research Women's Alpine Down Hooded Jacket.

    It does not seem to be quoted anywhere. Anyone with some experience about this...
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    Yesterday I went to REI to try a couple of...

    Yesterday I went to REI to try a couple of backpacks. One thing that I really liked in the trampoline mesh of the Exos 58. Heavy back sweater here and I can totally see the benefit of this. Any...
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    Poll: Sorry, mis-communicated. I thought load lifters...

    Sorry, mis-communicated. I thought load lifters were supposed to shoot up over the shoulder in a roughly 20 to 40 degree angle. The way I see it on the website, the backpack is not tall enough for...
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    Poll: Does the lack of top-lifters on the Mariposa...

    Does the lack of top-lifters on the Mariposa impact the weight carrying ability and the likeliness to get sore shoulders/back?
    Top lifter supposedly help carry weight out of the shoulders, so I am...
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    Transitioning from REI Lookout 40

    Having used an REI Lookout 40 for the past two years but would be interested in something slightly bigger, about 15% to 20% larger. Lookout 40 was advertised as 42L in size Large or around 2,550...
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    I have looked at them at REI. Looks very fragile...

    I have looked at them at REI. Looks very fragile and would not use in abrasive environment.
    On a more personal note, I find that a lot of these 7D ultralight fabric, especially in black, look like...
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    Not sure if I need one after dropping a couple...

    Not sure if I need one after dropping a couple Ben Franklin on UL backpacking gear...
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    Ordered my first LLG UQ on the last day of the...

    Ordered my first LLG UQ on the last day of the sale. USA made.
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    You are right. Anyone can buy down anyway. Real...

    You are right. Anyone can buy down anyway.
    Real value added was design and sewing. Guess US workers will still be able to use the vacuum to pour the China down in the China shell.
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    Probably in a sweat shop. But then, we get a...

    Probably in a sweat shop. But then, we get a stuff sack made in India to protect "at-risk" girls :rolleyes:
  13. OK, this is just a shameless plug to get amazon...

    OK, this is just a shameless plug to get amazon referral kickbacks... Next..
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    But his quilts are so nice, I'll probably get...

    But his quilts are so nice, I'll probably get another one...
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    I always love when a 10% discount is given after...

    I always love when a 10% discount is given after a 5% to 10% price increase...
    (Wasn't shipping free at least until Spring 2016 anyways?)
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    Don't ever question my voracity when competing...

    Don't ever question my voracity when competing for three strips of hardwood smoked bacon.
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    I am always using the Tyvek footprint, just...

    I am always using the Tyvek footprint, just because the tent is still new in my eyes. I have noticed that if the ground is not absolutely perfectly flat, the user and pad tend to slip on the slippery...
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    Contacting Tarptent

    Hi,
    Anyone had problems recently contacting Tarptent post sale i.e. 8 months after sale ?

    I have sent emails to Henry twice with no answer from him.
    I was simply asking about recommendations...
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    Seriously? That's not even being cheap

    Seriously? That's not even being cheap
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    All these so called "fair trade" certifications...

    All these so called "fair trade" certifications are just additional layers of intermediaries that probably happily pocket royalties here and there which in the end takes away from the laborers and...
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    Just realized that they recently relocated the...

    Just realized that they recently relocated the production of stuff sacks to India. Here we go again for American manufacturing. I hope they keep the option open to get the previous stuff sack and to...
  22. So I went for the Ghost Whisperer.This thing is...

    So I went for the Ghost Whisperer.This thing is so light!
    Looks like loft is about 0.75 inch at the most which does not look much. Off to have her try it and see how warm it is.

    Thanks for the...
  23. I should also mention that the person receiving...

    I should also mention that the person receiving the gift already have an REI Revelcloud Houdy (13oz with 2.1oz of Primaloft)
    Just want to make sure the GW would be different enough from the...
  24. Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer vs. Montbell Alpine Light Parka

    Purchasing a gift for a female backpacker XS aiming for lightweight or ultralight.
    To be used during camp (ie after hike) in the Summertime in the Wind River area / John Muir / Superior Lake Trail /...
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    Just curious, where have you found such things -...

    Just curious, where have you found such things - that do not leak-? I would be interested.
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