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Aha!
I knew there must be more options out there that I hadn't seen yet. Haglofs I know of but haven't seen their down range, and Bergans is new to me. They both seem awesome. The Magi II has sy...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 03, 3:27am

Re: Re: Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
Hi Rick, Yes I almost couldn't believe the warmth to weight ratio of the Gasherbrum (almost 50/50). ME also make a jacket called the K7 with 330g of fill and their "Drilite" outer ...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 02, 10:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
That's an interesting comment. I will be using it down to around -20 to -25 C but mainly as a summit jacket. Down suits are designed for the most extreme conditions, such as 8000m peaks in wint...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 02, 6:17am

Re: Re: Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
"So you want over 300 but less than 400 grams of fill and weigh less than 27.5 ounces. Why would something with only 33% more of the minimum of what you want be too much? Plus at that weig...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 9:48pm

Re: take a look at the feathered friends volant
Thanks, Richard. My main concern with the Volant is that is it quite a short cut and I have a long torso. Ideally I'd like something that covers my butt. The Frontpoint is super nice but again ...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 8:42am

Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
I'm looking for a down jacket with at least 300g/10.6oz of high quality down (800+). Currently the Mountain Equipment Gasherbrum seems to be unbeatable with 380g of 750EU/800US down in a 785g j...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 6:42am

OK
Yes I see now. I wonder if there is an issue with weaving dyneema because of the very low melting point.

In GEAR » Durability of Patagoni Houdini ?
October 01, 6:33am

New Gore Pro
The new Gore-tex Pro apparently has no monolithic PU layer (which should presumably make it somewhat air permeable now but who knows?)

In GEAR » gore-tex
September 26, 9:50am

Re: Calculate CLO value in a down jacket
"Richard.N says that it has a clo value of 3.94. ive read that it has 181grams of down. 800fp down is 45.93g/1,62oz/clo in densitys betwen 1,62oz/yd2/in3 and 4,05oz/yd2/in3. 181/45.93 = C...

In GEAR » Calculate CLO value in a down jacket
September 26, 9:41am

Re: Re: Re: Durability of Patagoni Houdini ?
Why would a woven dyneema shirt not require DWR?

In GEAR » Durability of Patagoni Houdini ?
September 24, 5:03am

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