Front Range Colorado
The biggest difference is that the Gunnison has two doors and two vestibules where as the Grand Mesa only has one door and one vestibule. The Gunnison also features a lighter weight pole set than the Grand Mesa. Hope this helps.
I would go with a Medium because a Large would be too big in the body. Hope this helps...
The Red Cloud pack features the "Shearer Cinch" waist belt which pulls forward to tighten. This pack also features an adjustable torso range so that you can really dial in the fit.
This video is a little rough but it shows you how to measure your torso length: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qvt29gv0X8
Hope this helps.
It appears that the description is wrong. These have 450 fill down insulation. The fabric is waterproof but they are not seam sealed. Minor contact with water should be fine... prolonged exposure to wet weather not so good...
It has both! The Microlight comes with a pouch or you can stuff it into one of the pockets.
Hey David, Our athlete Eric Larsen just got back from a year long expedition trekking to the North Pole, South Pole and the top of Everest using this tent. It's a solid 4 season tent that withstood temps well below -20 and winds of over 80mph. He's also from Minnesota (and apparently loves the cold!). Check out his website: http://www.ericlarsenexplore.com/
Maybe Spring skiing but it's really light weight. I'd recommend something a little bit more substantial like this: http://www.backcountry.com/sierra-designs-toaster-insulated-jacket-womens
The Gunnison Pro features a completely welded fly and grommeted corners (jake's feet on the regular) for the poles. It's an industrial version of the regular Gunnison. Hope this helps...
Because you can.
Sizing runs about a half size big.
Their legs should ride out to the sides.
The sleeve is pretty big. It will easily accommodate your 14" laptop.
Unfortunately the sun hoods are not compatible with older models. We do occasionally have some older sun hoods available in our warehouse. Give the Kelty consumer hot line a ring at: 800-535-3589.