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Re: The North Face
I think the issue so far with Thermoball is that its needs to be stitched through to keep the insulation in place. I read that it is not as controllable as down, down has barbs which keeps it in pl...

In GEAR » Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
September 17, 8:02pm

Re: Glove shells and liners
I use varying weight fleece gloves/mitts under MLD Event mitts. Also sometimes wear down mitts Under them in camp. If the outer mitts are a bit damp inside I will dry them off with a buff befo...

In Winter Hiking » Glove shells and liners
September 17, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Mirage vs Alpine Light
I have used an Alpine light for a while and now use a Mirage. The Mirage is far warmer due to the Box wall baffles. Sometimes I wear a wind shirt over it and sometimes a rain shell. To me its ...

In GEAR » Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
September 17, 4:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Sizing
Just ordered one of these, I went for the XL as was kind of on the fence between sizes. My Mirage is a Large but my Permafrost is an XL.

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
September 17, 9:11am

Re: Re: Re: Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
Greg, I have not used the x therm so not much use to you, but I used an original Neoair for a long while and always ended up falling off it during the night, since moving to an Exped I stay on ...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 16, 7:58pm

Re: Borah Gear Down Jacket
I did see one or two reviews when I looked recently. I searched for Borah Gear Down jacket review.

In GEAR » Borah Gear Down Jacket
September 16, 9:12am

F.S. Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket (Large)
**Sold*** Hi Folks, I have an Outdoor Research Helium rain jacket. Size Large. Weighs 7.4oz. Uses a few times and in perfect condition. 75$ shipped in the U.S. (can ship elsewher...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket (Large)
September 14, 6:47pm

F.S. Rab Event Bergen Pants.
***SPF*** Hi folks, I have a new pair of Rab Bergen 3/4 zip Event pants for sale. They are size XXL but fit more like an XL As they are a European size. Leg length is 33" (measured ...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Rab Event Bergen Pants.
September 14, 4:31pm

Re: what part of the southeast
Thinking about it now, you could do it with an older model Enlightened Equipment with Karo baffles by moving a lot of the down to the sides.

In GEAR » 4-season quilt?
September 14, 1:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: use
Ah, the Cairngorms, now I am jealous. I have an Xl Nuclei myself, that and my mirage would do me for UK winters.

In Gear Deals » Rab on STP
September 14, 6:24am

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