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Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
Hi Everyone, I’m contemplating layering a MB Down vest under a MB Down Parka for cold conditions. From my calculations it appears that this would be far better lclo-wise than the MB Alpine Li...

In GEAR » Check my math: MB Down vest + Parka > MB Alpine Light
November 09, 8:41am

WTB: montbell down vest, size medium
Looking for a lightly used UL inner vest or ex light vest.

In Gear Swap » WTB: montbell down vest, size medium
November 02, 7:40am

Re: How is the fit?
The jacket is now sold. But to answer your question, I would say it's closer to an athletic medium though for me there was room for another thin insulating layer underneath.

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: Montbell UL Down Jacket and OR Helium Rain Jacket
November 01, 6:59am

Price drop
Price reduced to $99 for the jacket, which is in pristine condition.

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: Montbell UL Down Jacket and OR Helium Rain Jacket
October 31, 6:55pm

FS or Trade: Montbell UL Down Jacket and OR Helium Rain Jacket
Bump

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: Montbell UL Down Jacket and OR Helium Rain Jacket
October 31, 7:43am

FS or Trade: Montbell UL Down Jacket
Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket (Size Medium, Color: Gunmetal). I bought this over the summer at full price. It's in flawless condition -- very lightly used on a single 4-day trip. Yes, this is...

In Gear Swap » FS or Trade: Montbell UL Down Jacket and OR Helium Rain Jacket
October 30, 12:44pm

frost when air temp is above freezing
Thanks for the link Acronym -- interesting and very accessible. Does anyone have a sense for the strength of this effect? i.e. theoretically how much cooler can objects be compared to the surrou...

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 26, 12:52pm

layering vest with Parka?
Has anyone layered a Montbell Down vest with UL down parka for use in mid-20's temps? This would give a total of 4 oz down -- same as the Alpine Light Jacket but distributed differently. ...

In GEAR » Extending 30 degree bag into mid-20s
October 25, 9:30am

another vote for the Solong 6
I recently used a Lightheart Solong 6 in rainy/humid conditions right next to a stream. My hiking partner had substantial condensation in his MSR Hubba, but the Solong 6 remained dry on the in...

In GEAR » Easy to pitch sub-2 lb tent?
October 24, 6:51am

VBL
I had never considered a VBL. I thought a VBL was most useful in winter temps (rather than "shoulder season temps" that I am likely to experience)and cases where there aren't many ...

In GEAR » Extending 30 degree bag into mid-20s
October 05, 10:25am

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