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Re: Alpine Light meh
An average back length of ~26" is too short for a parka on most men, unless for some strange reason you like the hem above your hips and exposing your lower back when sitting/bent over. A back...

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
September 30, 9:08pm

Re: Alpine Light meh
The Alpine Light is like so "yesterday" that is cut too short anyway. There are better jackets to be had now at similar price points. The EB Downlight and Golite Bitterroot come to mind.

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
September 30, 5:22pm

Re: crazy
The Fitzroy is not that heavy BECAUSE...I would imagine the person who has the experience will suggest you SHARE the Fitzroy. Might even suggest you SPOON in a common double size sleeping bag too. ...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 30, 2:57pm

Re: Re: New Zpacks hooded windshirt
Well that's not hard to answer... Since the jacket is essentially an air IMpermeable single-layered fabric we can assume that BREATHABILTY as measured by...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
September 29, 3:18pm

Re: New Zpacks hooded windshirt
No, actually quite warm! Calendared fabrics are great in cold, windy, wet weather because they DO NOT BREATH. Anyway, the calendared Montbell Tachyon is quite a bit cheaper at $75 MSRP, less on sal...

In GEAR » New Zpacks hooded windshirt
September 27, 5:11pm

Re: Re: winter pants suggestions?
Not Neoshell or Paramo, I am looking forward to using my spanky new Patagonia Knifeblade bib as a new pant/shell combo for my first Scottish Winter season. Combining it with a Westcomb Tango alpha ...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 26, 3:45pm

Re: Patagonia Nano-Air
Sean, have you used your Nano-air yet? The recent STP ~$80 blowout on the Rab Strata hoody had me looking around for the Westcomb Tango at similar prices, the only Alpha piece now that I think ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
September 19, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Re: the long shot
If you are OK with the fit of Ghost Whisperer then maybe the Nilas parka will work for you too.

In GEAR » Down jacket observations
September 18, 2:59pm

Re: Re: Think I'll go long
I'm 6'2" and use the 70cm Corsa. Japan also has lots of deep powder snow so the extra length comes in handy when anchoring. The only downside I've had when carrying the long axe...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 5:14pm

Re: Late to the Pertex Equilibrium party
I've read several reports that this fabric pills up with little fuzz balls quite easily under pack straps and after washing.

In GEAR » Late to the Pertex Equilibrium party
September 16, 2:45pm

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