Jason Francis

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Jason Francis

Jason Francis wrote a question about on March 25, 2010

Hey, what size compression sack do you...

Hey, what size compression sack do you use? I've been using a size M Sea to Summit eVent DryComp bag, and my Pinnacle gets smaller than it's stuff sack, but only by about 1/3 I'd say. I'm putting it in foot first, zipper partialy open to allow air to escape. Do I need a smaller comp sack or is that just about as small as it gets?

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Jason Francis

Jason Francis wrote a question about on March 25, 2010

Would the small @ 67L be big enough for a Garcia canister and 3-5 nights in the High Sierra?

I have fairly light weight stuff, but I like to use a 1 or 2 person tent on solo outings which takes up space and a 70-200mm zoom lens for my dslr. I am torn between this size and the women's small on the Ariel 75 @ 72 L.

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Jason Francis

Jason Francis wrote a question about on March 25, 2010

Eos v. MSR Hubba




So I am in the market for a fairly light 1p tent and have narrowed my choices down. I realize from the comments that the Eos has less headroom, but at 5'5" and 120lbs, I don't think space will be an issue. I'm more concerned with: 1) stability in windy conditions, particularly the High Sierra; 2) Ease of setup, especially in adverse conditions. Thoughts?

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Jason Francis

Jason Francis wrote a question about on January 25, 2010

I know it probably would be a bit big (given the size chart) but at 5'5--long arms but a short torso-- and 120 lbs , would a small be baggy given the famous Arc'terx fit? I have the Marmot Exum for reference, and it fits well lengthwise but has a bit of excess around my chest and arms which isn't bad but I am always looking for a better fit and I am tempted by the burlier fabric on the Beta AR. Anybody?

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Jason Francis

Jason Francis wrote a question about on October 26, 2009

So I'm looking for a deep pow, backcountry oriented ski that is fairly manageable for my skinny ass frame: 5'5, 120 lbs. I'm pretty aggressive on groomers but I've only been hitting heavy pow with narrow equipment thus far (2002 160cm 1080's) and it isn't cutting it. Would the 167 be a manageable size for me since this is a fairly light ski? Any other suggestions?

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