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    My favorite 4 season pack has been a Mammut Trion...

    My favorite 4 season pack has been a Mammut Trion Pro 50, the 35L version would fit what you're looking for. I haven't had my hands on the updated version of that pack but the version I had fit a...
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    I started with an F1 Focus and used it far longer...

    I started with an F1 Focus and used it far longer than I should have but I was proficient with it when it was retired. After that I had two Ortovox 3+. The first was returned for being incredibly...
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    How was the road to the trailhead? I heard that...

    How was the road to the trailhead? I heard that it turned a few people around from ice about 4 miles from the TH.
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    The general guidance that I've been told to tell...

    The general guidance that I've been told to tell people in avalanche classes is "keep your transceiver as long as the warranty" or ~5 years. Check search, send, and range regularly with all of your...
  5. Thread: Which Wagon?

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    My wife and I have a VW Alltrack (that replaced...

    My wife and I have a VW Alltrack (that replaced my previous Golf TDI) that we really like. She's put a lot of miles on it driving to the Canadian Rockies to go ice climbing and we've put a lot of...
  6. I can't offer anything on the Trailbreaker except...

    I can't offer anything on the Trailbreaker except that I've been considering them too. Since the Skyward pants were mentioned I'll put in my $0.02. I tried to wear those as my daily driver last...
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    If you're looking in the same class as the TLT8...

    If you're looking in the same class as the TLT8 then I'd recommend the Atomic Backland. I've had really good luck working with my favorite boot fitter to get that boot to fit my challenging feet and...
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    I bought a Baofeng BF-F8HP and the weather proof...

    I bought a Baofeng BF-F8HP and the weather proof mic last winter mostly to use while riding sleds in the alpine. Regular FRS/GMRS radios run out of range pretty quick with the speed that sleds can...
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    I bought my RUD Olypia Sprints here:...

    I bought my RUD Olypia Sprints here:
    https://chainstop.com/rud-olympia-sprint

    These guys get a thumbs up for shipping each chain in a "if it fits it ships" box from USPS but I felt bad for my...
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    Fun ski touring: Bentchetler 120 184cm, Shifts,...

    Fun ski touring:
    Bentchetler 120 184cm, Shifts, Hawx XTD 130s

    Volcano skiing:
    Something in the ~100mm width, G3 Zeds, Backland Carbons

    Fun splitboarding (this is my current split setup):
    Lib...
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    I bought a set of the high end Helly Hansen...

    I bought a set of the high end Helly Hansen sailing gear for some racing I was doing in the fall in the PNW and was really happy with it. The worst conditions I had it out in were 3 days of cold and...
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    Poll: It depends on the jacket and how well the skirt...

    It depends on the jacket and how well the skirt is designed. If it sits low and doesn't ride up if I lift my arms up for a classic swany backflip then I wear it. If it's up around my nipples every...
  13. That was a great talk on the history of NWAC. ...

    That was a great talk on the history of NWAC. Lots of lols. :D
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    I have a Pieps that I bought new in February of...

    I have a Pieps that I bought new in February of 2018 and my wife has a BD transceiver from last winter and they both seem pretty similar. I handle a lot of transceivers during the winter and like...
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    There might not be much room to work with...

    There might not be much room to work with adjusting the liner in the Backlands but the shell is so easy to get a good fit that you should be making changes there instead. Both of my feet are close...
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    The comparisons to OR's AscentShell membrane...

    The comparisons to OR's AscentShell membrane don't sound like it's the revolution that TNF is hyping. I had a pair of OR Skyward pants last winter and loved them for touring and wanted GoreTex for...
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    Does anybody know anything more about it since...

    Does anybody know anything more about it since info has been out for a little while now? New shells are supposed to launch on Sept 2 and I saw somewhere that said 15000mm waterproof rating which...
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    I have LV Pro Tours in 28 inside of my Backland...

    I have LV Pro Tours in 28 inside of my Backland Carbons also in 28/28.5. I have a pressure point from one of the lace loops on my ankle bone but other than that I'm happy.
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    I've heard that wearing bigger gloves will make...

    I've heard that wearing bigger gloves will make the pole look smaller. Or something like that.
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    I usually cycle my older snowboard goggles into...

    I usually cycle my older snowboard goggles into sled duty when I get shiny new goggles for snowboarding. I find that all of my gear gets torn up faster on the sled but generally the same gear works...
  21. Thread: 2018 Beacons

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    It could be a handy practice target for classes. ...

    It could be a handy practice target for classes. I wouldn't pay for it but I'd put it to use if I had one.

    As for the question at hand, I bought a Pieps DSP Ice (same as the Pro) last winter and...
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    I'm a big fan of mid-low bibs to reduce the bulk...

    I'm a big fan of mid-low bibs to reduce the bulk around the waist and also to reduce reliance on a powder skirt in the jacket. I had a pair of the new OR Hemisphere bibs but sent them back because...
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    I contacted them last March via Instagram as I...

    I contacted them last March via Instagram as I was unloading at a trailhead and had the first response half way up Grizzly Gulch and a second response by the top. I'm surprised they didn't get back...
  24. I'm sure I've seen a few airbag packs with...

    I'm sure I've seen a few airbag packs with A-frame carry but has anyone actually tried deploying an airbag with skis strapped to the sides?

    The cost and the weight of the current Mammuts have me...
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    I'm in the minority, I have 2 pairs of DTs and...

    I'm in the minority, I have 2 pairs of DTs and have been underwhelmed by both of them. The ski socks don't have enough stretch to stay up over my calves and fall down when I'm touring and the hiking...
  26. Thread: Truck Tire Time

    by Jason4
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    I had to replace the Duratracs on my truck last...

    I had to replace the Duratracs on my truck last fall and went with Geolander G015. I had considered the Haaka Rotiivas and Fallen Wildpeak AT3Ws too. The Yoko's did pretty well for me running up...
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    I have a Mystery Ranch Patrol 45 that has one...

    I have a Mystery Ranch Patrol 45 that has one glaring omission for a ski pack: no external ice axe carry. Other than that it has really grown on me. It carries well, it fits my shoulders, it...
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    I recently picked up a Patrol 45 and managed to...

    I recently picked up a Patrol 45 and managed to load it up pretty full for a companion rescue course over the weekend. We didn't go very far but far enough for an initial impression. I loaded the...
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    I wonder what the weight is compared to a...

    I wonder what the weight is compared to a Superlight toe piece. I could see this being great for splitboarding and would love to have it fold down flat when I'm actually snowboarding.
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    I don't ski broke back (or broke brake!) since I...

    I don't ski broke back (or broke brake!) since I only ski uphill with skins on.
  31. d542east- I've talked most recently to Dave who...

    d542east-
    I've talked most recently to Dave who has worked out of BCE and was highly recommended and also to Tierry at Fairhaven Bike and Sport who didn't hesitate to say no. I'll try on the 6 but...
  32. That's good advice about letting the fitter know...

    That's good advice about letting the fitter know that I don't need the tech heel fittings to line up.

    The BD isn't too wide, it actually fits my midfoot and if anything I'd be happy with just a...
  33. The punch would have been just under and slightly...

    The punch would have been just under and slightly in front of the pivot but very close to it. Maybe I'll go talk to the other boot fitter in my town, it's been over a year since I asked him last,...
  34. Were there any issues with the ankle pivot? My...

    Were there any issues with the ankle pivot? My boot fitter was concerned with punching the medial side of the midfoot out and screwing up the geometry at the pivot point. My foot is too wide for...
  35. Do you know if he's around in the summer? I'll...

    Do you know if he's around in the summer? I'll be back in Silverthorne some time in the next few months for work I'm sure, maybe I can come up with some time to see him while I'm there.
  36. Thanks for answering. I tried on the One about a...

    Thanks for answering. I tried on the One about a year ago and remember it being narrow but maybe I'll try again in the presence of a fitter. I'm looking for the lightest boot that is actually on...
  37. Any suggestions for a boot in this class for...

    Any suggestions for a boot in this class for those of us that fit into bathtub boots? I currently have BD Primes that could actually be a bit wider in the midfoot and 6th toe. The answer everytime...
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    Why not use an old style hitch mounted bike rack...

    Why not use an old style hitch mounted bike rack and then mount a small rocket box to the bars that would normally hold a bike? There are even hitch racks that swing out of the way. You'd probably...
  39. And Salomon snowboards.

    And Salomon snowboards.
  40. Thread: Auto belay

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    I think you could probably put a few reachy but...

    I think you could probably put a few reachy but otherwise easy moves across the entire wall at 10-12' that would prevent the tikes from any further progress. If they can dyno past that then let them...
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    I'm going to throw in a twist...I splitboard on...

    I'm going to throw in a twist...I splitboard on BD Primes since I'm part of the wide and low foot club. The BDs fit my midfoot better than anything else I've tried but I haven't had a chance to try...
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    I took a Kwicker set up out for a day of touring...

    I took a Kwicker set up out for a day of touring last year and was pleasantly surprised by the performance but I will be sticking with Karakoram for fun split trips and an AT boot setup for anything...
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    I rode Clickers for 1/2 a season after winning a...

    I rode Clickers for 1/2 a season after winning a pair in the LBS (along with golden duct tape and a Carhartt jacket) and thought they were ok but I've been happily strapping into snowboard binding...
  44. I'll add another vote for BD's. I'm...

    I'll add another vote for BD's. I'm splitboarding in the Prime even though the boot du jour in the split community is the TLT5. I really wanted TLT5s to fit me and even picked up a used pair and...
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    I have a pair of Driver Xs and I think they're...

    I have a pair of Driver Xs and I think they're too soft but they don't seem to have changed much in the 30 or 40 days I've ridden them so Burton is doing something right. I spent most of last season...
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    As a snowboarder who has had a tib/fib break...

    As a snowboarder who has had a tib/fib break using the old Burton Flex bindings it's something that I'm sensitive to. I'm in the middle of putting together a dynasplit setup and had not really...
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    I have a Sequence pack that I've hauled out the...

    I have a Sequence pack that I've hauled out the Arm at Baker 6 times in a day, last lap was to hour glass and then managed one more up and over Hemi's to finish the day. Would I do it again? In a...
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