Eli Hauschild

Eli Hauschild

Colorado, Minnesota, Wyoming

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Eli's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing

Eli's Bio

I was born and raised in Wyoming on the edge of the Big Horn Mountains. I grew up mountain biking, fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, and snowshoeing in Wyoming and Montana. After joining the Navy at 18 years of age, I had a chance to live in San Diego and Seattle, as well as visiting a few foreign countries. After working a couple years outside of D.C., I'm now living and working in Minnesota.

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Eli Hauschild wrote a review of on April 16, 2013

5 5

Whether I am flyfishing, going on a day hike, backpacking, canoeing, or snowshoeing, I pack everything I need dry in this. I believe it works better than a pack cover in most circumstances, especially flyfishing because I can't find a pack cover that would do a better job than this bag. I simply stuff anything I need to keep dry inside. For backpacking I can fit all my cloths and sleeping bag inside, and not have to worry about them getting wet if it starts raining, or I happen to fall into the river.

It is also very durable and well stitched and seamed. I would highly recommend this. It has lasted several years with no signs of wear and tear.

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Eli Hauschild wrote an answer about on April 15, 2013

I have an old green one that I've had for...

I have an old green one that I've had for around 15 years, and the egg-carton cells are pretty soft and not as supportive, but it is still in good condition and does the job. I also have this newer one now, and it has a much more durable build to it, so you will get plenty of use!

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Eli Hauschild wrote an answer about on April 6, 2013

Angus is right. To elaborate a little more, down sleeping bags do not insulate when wet so if there is any chance your sleeping bag will get wet, you do not want a down bag. If most of your trips involve moist, rainy weather, take a look at synthetic insulated bags. They are a lot more bulky than down, but they still insulate and dry quicker when wet.

If you still want a down bag for the benefits of extremely lightweight, comfy, and compact, also buy a waterproof stuff sack to keep it in.

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Eli Hauschild wrote an answer about on April 3, 2013

The Windwall 1 has a fleece weight of 100, while the Denali is 300. I own the male version of an older Windwall, as well as tried on the Denali, and the Denali is warmer and heavier. I would definitely go with the Denali.A much more useful jacket.

Personal experience - The Windwall's keep warm range is around 45-60 degrees F, while I'd say the Denali is good for 30-50 degrees F.

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Eli Hauschild wrote an answer about on March 30, 2013

I'm not sure why they list the membrane...

I'm not sure why they list the membrane as Gore-tex, because it definitely isn't waterproof. However, on Gore's website, they do lead you to believe that the Windstopper fabric is water resistant:

"WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell
Offers total windproofness with maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in one garment. WINDSTOPPER Soft Shells keep you comfortable with the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of cycling activities and weather conditions."

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Eli Hauschild wrote an answer about on March 26, 2013

It is difficult Rick. This applies to a lot of double want tent of course, not just the Losi. It's much easier to do with 2 people, but if I'm by myself, I lay the out fly, and just climb underneath and start running the poles through the body of the tent, setting it up while using the fly as a tarp. It doesn't prevent all water from getting inside, but it's the best method I know of.

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Eli Hauschild wrote an answer about on March 26, 2013

Here is Eric bcskier's response from comments below:
"Did a live chat, and was told that it has 21oz of down fill, and a total weight of about 34oz (2lb 2oz). That's about 1 ounces heavier than last year's design, but the additional weight is just in down fill (last year's design only had 19oz of fill), so it should (hopefully) be warmer."

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