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Re: Re: Re: Re: alpha
the chart comes from the westcomb fall 2013 catalog ... the numbers are from polartec themselves they give it as "* Warmth: clo test using ASTM F1868-09 " i dont have access to the...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 08, 5:16pm

Re: Re: alpha
for the same weight im willing to be that the alpha has a much lower CLO value ... which is what polartec and westcombs chart above show i mean if all we wanted was "warmth" we could j...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 08, 4:52pm

polartec alpha is significantly less insulating than your standard insulation think of it as a fleece (its based on the thermal pro fleece) with an element resistant shell on top ... i su...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 08, 4:34pm

but hows the breathability ... of course im being lazy ... i should just walk into our local stores and check one out ... its not like i dont pass by at least 3 dead bird selling shops and the f...

In GEAR » Arcteryx Squamish 2014 Update
March 06, 1:46pm

Which of course brings one to the next logical question
How much has BPL cost you im money amd time going through and swapping out new shiny gear? Gear swap always seems to be really popular ;)

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 06, 1:05pm

Gear acquisition syndrome ... http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2012/03/04/10-tips-on-how-to-cure-yourself-of-gas-gear-acquisition-syndrome/ The start to beating the addiction is to realize ...

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 05, 11:01am

i really enjoy these reports full of wit and skepticism first thing though ... are you sure about the montbell plasma numbers, the down should be 33% of the total weight, not 50%+ the other t...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 04, 10:38pm

Re: Reasonably priced down jacket
i would get a down poofay with 4 -6 oz of 800 fill down personally if you arent in a humid climate the moment you stop zipper up ... and if you stop for anything more than a few min put on your ...

In GEAR » Warm hiker, cold camper layering question
March 02, 4:59pm

If theres one think to have in bright orange, the rain jacket would probably be the one Since you likely arent wearing it all the time And if you are, then everyone will be so cold wet an mis...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 9:31am

Re: lightweight fleece hoodie or really light down parka
active or static use? that will likely be the deciding factor in which to get ;)

In GEAR » lightweight fleece hoodie or really light down parka
February 28, 10:14pm

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm