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    Quote Originally Posted by ExploreTheEast View Post
    I accept this challenge, except I don't think I'd last 75 minutes on a stairmaster. hahahahaha
    And you appear to be in Denver, but perhaps we could make a gentleman's arrangement... weigh clothes before and after. I wouldn't mind losing this one, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    And you appear to be in Denver, but perhaps we could make a gentleman's arrangement... weigh clothes before and after. I wouldn't mind losing this one, actually.
    A much greater fraction of your sweat goes into your clothing in New Hampshire than in Denver. Outside of New England, it tends to evaporate to cool the body, for those who were wondering why this apparently useless mechanism evolved

    I agree that eVent is wondeful stuff if you can afford it. I had a pair of eVent shoes that felt heavenly from a moisture standpoint. Unfortunately they hurt like heck from a support and cushioning standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    And you appear to be in Denver, but perhaps we could make a gentleman's arrangement... weigh clothes before and after. I wouldn't mind losing this one, actually.

    Tim
    I think, to make this an accurate competition, Im going to have to pm you when I know I'll be in nh in 2011. Let's shoot for Spring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExploreTheEast View Post
    I accept this challenge, except I don't think I'd last 75 minutes on a stairmaster. hahahahaha
    Ooooh...SweatFest 2010! I'll make some popcorn.



    And the winner gets what, exactly...? A year's supply of Mennen Speed Stick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Dub View Post
    Ooooh...SweatFest 2010! I'll make some popcorn.



    I hope you like yours salty


    Great suggestions everyone thank you very much. I have not reached a decision yet but I still have some time before the 21st
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    Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic."
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    I just got back from Wild Things in North Conway. They're having sale on most of their stuff. Now is the time to buy eVent shells. I think they were going for about $120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennS View Post
    I just got back from Wild Things in North Conway. They're having sale on most of their stuff. Now is the time to buy eVent shells. I think they were going for about $120.
    REI also has an eVent shell (Shuksan) on sale right now.

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadtripper View Post
    If you are willing to pay for one, the higher end of arc'teryx jackets are both lightweight & durable in my opinion. I've had one for 6 years and it's the toughest piece of clothing I own. I probably won't replace it for another 5-10 years.
    My arc'teryx pack lite is three winters old now...looks brand new..and has been one of my best gear investments ever..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaseri View Post
    I've got a Wild Things shell made out of eVent fabric. It breathes much better than Gore-Tex and I feel good about supporting a local company. I believe it's called the Alpinist jacket. I have the version without pit-zips.
    This is the real deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpig67 View Post
    I am in the same boat as the OP in that I generate a lot of body heat. Even if it is pouring rain, I generally do not wear a shell when the temps are above 60F as I get just as wet from sweat as I would just getting rained on. About the only times I use a shell is in cool/cold temps.

    I never really got into softshells. About the best alternative I have found for myself, is a thin merino wool top which still provides warmth when wet.
    What? You're not wearing a Swannie Bushshirt? I should have bought one when I was there back in the 80's. Not high tech, but pretty bombproof from what I saw.

    http://www.swanndri.co.nz/Mens/Bushshirts.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    I'd love to go head-to-head on the Stairmaster I put out nearly 2 liters yesterday in 75 minutes. I know this by weighing my shirts and towels (note they are both plural) before and after. Are you ever in Nashua, NH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Just tossing this out: If you do a lot of 'whackin, I wonder if you could rig something up, like "arm gaiters", maybe use actual gaiters or old sleeves, to use while in the thick and then remove. Just a thought.
    Check into cycling gear, they have many variations of arm gaiters available. I use mine when hiking since I hike hot, and it's nice to put them on to bridge the gap between t-shirt and longsleeve without having to change shirts.

    They make them in waterproof fabric as well as wicking.
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    I believe you are referring to Arm Warmers:



    And they are awesome for hiking too -- Instant air conditioning, so to speak.



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    Farmer, did you get a shell? If so, what did you choose?

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    Blatant plug!

    Quote Originally Posted by cushetunk View Post
    Farmer, did you get a shell? If so, what did you choose?
    I have not made a final decision yet but I will definitely be going with something from Wild Things. I did pick up the guide pack which is totally awesome and will be with me on every hike this winter. They have great products that are top of the line but are simplified don't have a lot of extra BS and weight added on for the Tchochke lovers. I've spent time there looking at different models and supporting a local brand is my bag baby!
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