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Re: Extending sleeping bag ratings
If your target is 25 degrees, I would get a 30 degree bag + down layers that you would bring anyway. On a recent weekend trip, I was very comfortable down to 27 in a true 30 degree bag + Montbe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extending sleeping bag ratings
November 15, 11:55am

Re: Montbell Dynamo Wind Pants and Montbell UL Down Inner Pants
Andrew -- I'm interested in this same setup. My guess is that with size medium in both pants the down compression itself would not be a problem. However, you would not have any air gaps whi...

In GEAR » Montbell Dynamo Wind Pants and Montbell UL Down Inner Pants
November 15, 7:53am

Price drop
Yeah you can get it for $99 at Moosejaw if you are size S or XL. This is size Medium. I'll drop the price to $79 which I think is reasonable for a basically new OR Helium.

In Gear Swap » FS: Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
November 14, 8:17pm

FS: OR Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
OR Helium Rain Jacket, Medium purchased back in June, used only a few times since then. Flawless, as-new condition. Will sell for $79 shipped CONUS (MSRP is $139). The color is "True Bl...

In Gear Swap » FS: Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
November 14, 8:57am

OR Helium Jacket, Size Medium
I just dropped you an email.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Marmot Mica or OR Helium (Mens Medium)
November 12, 12:58pm

I guess fill weight isn't everything
Thanks again Richard. It's interesting that the Montbell UL Parka + Vest ensemble is ~15% warmer than the Alpine Light Jacket ensemble even though the amount of down is identical at 4 oz and...

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 12, 12:21pm

boundary layer clo clarificaiton
Richard, Thanks so much -- that was very helpful. Just for clarification... Can I factor in a boundary layer of 0.6 clo with any ensemble that includes base layers, insulating jacket, and win...

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 11, 8:40am

Re: Rutherford is correct
Richard -- do you have any thoughts on my original post?

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 09, 8:39pm

Re: intrinsic clo
intrinsic clo is clo normalized by surface area, so you can compare the insulation value of garments of different sizes (hats, gloves, vests, jackets)

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 09, 11:13am

Re: off
Eric -- see this post regarding the value of air gaps. Scroll down to Richard Nisley's table almost at the bottom. It claims iclo of .8 between an MB inner jacket and Cocoon Pro Parka. http:/...

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 09, 9:35am

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