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Someone gave me the EE 750 for xmas It lofts just fine ... Is it a tad heavier and slightly less compressible, probably Do i care when theres a 200$ price difference? ... Mot one whit ;)

In GEAR » 750 vs 800 vs 850
February 13, 12:17am

If you compress certain areas like the back when sitting down, etc ... Itll degrade with enough use Simply wearing it is fine With these UL insulated jackets, by the time youve degraded the i...

In GEAR » Fleece or Synth?
February 12, 11:37am

Two points - you can heat up the vaseline in the microwave ... Its easier and safer - dont soak the entire ball ... Youll need to leave some fluff for it to catch a spark if yr using a firest...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 11:33am

trail wind
ive found the trail wind that i purchased a few years ago not very breathable for climbing it works as a "belay windshirt" but unless temps are right at freezing or below i dont us...

In GEAR » 3 lightweight wind hoodies - a comparison
February 10, 9:57pm

Re: Re: fabric performance.
If you are on a budget, there are lots of 100w/200w fleece tops at much lower cost. Once you know how to layer, the real differences in all this stuff is small. UL gear is really performance based ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Expedition 4 knock-off
February 09, 11:46pm

ANY wpb jacket can delaminate ... 3 layer ones tend to be more durable, but a simple google search will show goretex and event DO fail ... hell one that was sent to BPL to test failed you should...

In GEAR » Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
February 09, 10:14pm

Honestly folks If you want guaranteed brethability ... Get a thin non membranee softshell Sure you pay the weight penalty ... But they last a long time and are always on sale Or get a wind...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 07, 10:17pm

Ahhh but all westcomb is made in vancouver canada by immigrated AZNs Rather than sweatshops overseas And their quality is superb Besides just hit the outlet sale ... ;)

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 07, 7:49pm

Re: If durability is your top criteria.
Most people who return items simply take em back, i know enough people whose jackets delaminated who DONT post about it on the intrawebs As i said BPL abounds with stories of delamination issues...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
February 06, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
while 3 layer jackets should be more durable enough example about of folks with both goretex and event delamination and failure ... as a simple search will show http://www.google.ca/#q=gore+tex+...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
February 06, 2:15pm

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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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