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Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-13-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,898
Posted By Cheffy
I found it doesn;t matter if I'm using all...

I found it doesn;t matter if I'm using all leather or goretex lined boots - my feet sweat and soak my socks eventually regardless. The breathability of thick, wax-treated leather is no better than...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-15-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By Cheffy
Don't use dubbin or mink oil on leather boots,...

Don't use dubbin or mink oil on leather boots, *especially* if they have goretex! They over-soften the leather and will stretch it out in no time. I've ruined more than one pair of leather boots this...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   03-16-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,100
Posted By Cheffy
My Hiker pro is fantastic, much better than the...

My Hiker pro is fantastic, much better than the MSR model it replaced (can't recall the specific model, about 3 years old). Pumps with much less effort and although it doesn't have a cleanable...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-01-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cheffy
The newer mantas have a different, much stiff...

The newer mantas have a different, much stiff shank in the midsole than the last generation. They are more of a mountaineering boot. The Escape is probably a better choice for trekking, but even it...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-22-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By Cheffy
I strongly considered one of these, but in the...

I strongly considered one of these, but in the end decided that the thermarest prolite was a better and more durable choice. I'm not a wide guy, but the 20" width leaves my arms hanging off the sides...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-22-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By Cheffy
Blisters=poor fit. A properly fitting boot with...

Blisters=poor fit. A properly fitting boot with good merino wool socks shouldn't cause blisters. Concentrate primarily on fit first, checking for tight/loose spots. When tied firmly, the boot should...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-22-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,034
Posted By Cheffy
The Lowas have the outsole glued to the midole,...

The Lowas have the outsole glued to the midole, so this will make them more difficult and more expensive to resole. In addition, it is quite likely if you have worn out the tread, you have also worn...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-21-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
P.S. I love you MEC.

P.S.

I love you MEC.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
DCIPHER - As much as I'd like to sit and...

DCIPHER -

As much as I'd like to sit and engage you here, thoroughly countering your assertions, I find it pointless. I have done nothing "wrong". Your sense of morality appears to be strictly...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-21-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By Cheffy
Great, thanks for the opinions! I will only...

Great, thanks for the opinions!

I will only probably be using it in a tent, so the delicate material on the Merlin is not a big deal - more about the difficulties people in reviews were having...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-21-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
DCIPHER Seriously - chill out. You have far...

DCIPHER

Seriously - chill out. You have far too much time on your hands if you can spend the time to go through all my posts of the last year and a half. This is borderline cyber-stalking. Whether...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-19-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
Wow, talk about an atitude. My conscience? Who do...

Wow, talk about an atitude. My conscience? Who do you think you are anyway? You seem to imply you know something about me that you most certainly have no clue about. Considering I have only a little...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-18-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
I think you must be confusing me with someone...

I think you must be confusing me with someone else - I've never posted about purchasing in any way that you imply, and I can't imagine that there would be any way you'd know much about me or my...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-18-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
??? I'm not sure how you've noticed this about...

??? I'm not sure how you've noticed this about me, I don't think I've posted about THAT many items I've used from MEC - the only ones I've done this with were a few big ticket items that I couldn't...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-18-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,795
Posted By Cheffy
I think it really depends on who you have...

I think it really depends on who you have sleeping in your tent with you. A good buddy whose breath doesn't stink or your significant other? It'll work. But I'd think your options for stashing gear...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-18-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By Cheffy
MEC Merlin -10 vs Pharoah -7

I've read over many of the threads here that talk about these bags, but I'm curious to hear from those who compared the two specifically. I own a MEC Nomad 0° bag, and found it inadequate for my...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,966
Posted By Cheffy
Ah, the footwear department. Though not at your...

Ah, the footwear department. Though not at your MEC location IV, I've spent many hours looking for my golden slippers, different sizes, swapping insoles, etc. But I'm also very careful to ensure...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-18-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,804
Posted By Cheffy
I decided to get a Bora 80 in a short, and it...

I decided to get a Bora 80 in a short, and it seems to fit much better. Should have listened to advice then when bordering between two sizes, always go with the smaller torso.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-16-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,804
Posted By Cheffy
I just wanted to add to this thread that I picked...

I just wanted to add to this thread that I picked up a Bora 80, and that I was totally wrong about my torso measurement - it is around 45 cm, give or take. I found that with the medium frame I had...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-15-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,496
Posted By Cheffy
Exactly! Well put. There's simply no magic...

Exactly! Well put. There's simply no magic material that can actively transport moisture out of the jacket against a vapour gradient. Membranes work well in cool, dryer conditions because the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-15-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By Cheffy
It works well for all-leather boots that need a...

It works well for all-leather boots that need a particular spot stretched, but this doesn't work in many cases because the toe box is usually reinforced with a plastic cup that prevents stretching,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-15-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,204
Posted By Cheffy
These look good and the price is not...

These look good and the price is not unreasonable. But their measurement kit indicates measuring the feet while sitting and not putting weight on the feet. MY issue with this is that my toes don't...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-06-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,496
Posted By Cheffy
Wool can be very light and highly breathable,...

Wool can be very light and highly breathable, especially the newest thin merino offerings. My MEC microwool underwear breathe WAY better than my under-armour polypropylene.

r.e. Goretex and eVent...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   03-01-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,380
Posted By Cheffy
I'd really recommend trying the La Sportiva...

I'd really recommend trying the La Sportiva Cascades then, they are quite wide around the small toe area.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-27-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,380
Posted By Cheffy
Do you really have wide feet? I ask, because many...

Do you really have wide feet? I ask, because many people think they have wider feet than they do because in reality they have a wider or squared off toe-box. Get your feet properly measured for width...
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