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Re: Re: Re: UL at 0° F?
13pound for a 0f overnight is definitely acceptable to me, not sure if I would want to do it on a 3 night trip.

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 18, 8:47pm

Re: Montbell XXL
It might be worth asking Montbell to measure the Xl Mirage, I have a Large and it fits the same as my Xl permafrost and old Xl Ex light.

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 6:52pm

Re: UL at 0° F?
I have tried it once, temps where supposed to be 5f and turned out to be -13f. I dodged that bullet, would not try it again.. Oh, do snow shoes count as base weight ;-)

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 18, 6:17pm

Re: Re: Re: the long shot
Its really a summer hoody.

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 11:26am

Re: the long shot
Does the PLUS fit you?

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 8:33am

Re: re
My xl Plus is 28.2oz, did you weigh yours with the tags? I second the Mirage.

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 4:59am

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

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