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same here re upsizing
i wear l in most items and needed to go xl in ff's mid-weight jacket line.

In GEAR » FF Helios Jacket Sizing
December 06, 5:10pm

"I don't know if I want a super parka given that I don't know how long I'll be living up north."
i understand your thinking, but you don't necessarily buy a warm parka for how many times you are going to wear it, but for the times that you need it. the putting on and taking off of many m...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 06, 4:26pm

"I use fleece as I would a sweater."
that's a great analogy and makes perfect sense. what we are referring to as a "fleece" is the technological evolution of the sweater. it wasn't too long ago that my prized oiled ...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 06, 12:18pm

"I'm not looking for cold weather use with fleece so much"
as with many, I've got my primary layering system dialed-in and built around a lightweight synthetic base layer, fleece hoodie (power stretch) and wind shirt (epic). depending on anticipated te...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 05, 7:45pm

4 oz +/- 1/2 oz of primaloft may not cut it around town on the coldest days in Calgary without layering-up underneath
having spent the better part of a February in Calgary I can attest that single didget f° days are not unheard of. I'd opt for down. You can typically find a preowned ff volant with 11 oz of ...

In GEAR » Multi-use Winter Jacker DAS?
December 04, 9:51pm

acme = dryskin and mistral = dynamic, both schoeller
i've always looked at dryskin as a winter pants material and dynamic as a 3 season fabric. i'd wear the acme pants alone in a situation where i'd wear the mistral's with a light wei...

In GEAR » Pants Recomendations?
December 04, 2:34pm

mistrals are a great pair of pants, but
wait for a sale or be prepared to add another $50-.

In GEAR » Pants Recomendations?
December 04, 12:42pm

many of the gear companies have fabric description sections on their web page
as some examples: http://featheredfriends.com/fabrics/ http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=about&page=Product%20Details&ContentId=4#4 http://www.mountainhardwear...

In GEAR » Fabrics and tearing?
December 04, 8:44am

Re: Unshelled Puffy Jadket
max - the example you chose is the exact opposite of the point you're trying to make. that goose would be cooked if it didn't have both a shell and insulation layer. the contour feathers, ...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 04, 7:52am

there a numerous base layer options without a fly.
i have several pair of running tights (including patagonia), none of which have a fly. i also have several pairs of under armour heatgear boxer briefs, which do not have a fly. ua also makes men...

In GEAR » The Other Fly --The Ridiculous One in your Baselayer
December 04, 7:19am

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