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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Cheap Primaloft at Land's End on 10/14/2007 22:29:33 MDT Print View

I was surfing around and ran into a few items at Land's End that might help hikers on on a budget.

I bought one of these Primaloft jackets and will report back on the weight, but for $29 I can wear it around town if it doesn't hit the UL mark
http://www.landsend.com/pp/Weatherfield153QuiltedJacket-56919_173475_59.html?CM_MERCH=PAGE_30841

This one looks a little heavier but it's just $25. http://www.landsend.com/pp/PolarguardJacket-56919_167830_-1.html&CM_MERCH=PAGE_56919

They have a Gore-Tex jacket for $69 too. http://www.landsend.com/pp/PackableGORETEX174Jacket-30845_178015_59.html&CM_MERCH=PAGE_30845

Surf around for fleece, hats, etc, etc.

Edited by dwambaugh on 10/18/2007 19:23:41 MDT.

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
RE: Cheap Primaloft at Land's End on 10/15/2007 09:21:22 MDT Print View

Hey Dale,

I'm really interested to hear how these jackets work out. Thanks for bringing them up.

My wallet thanks you too!

Dave

Edited by Ramapo on 10/15/2007 09:25:27 MDT.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Jacket on 10/16/2007 08:02:54 MDT Print View

I have one of these jackets and although it might not make the cut for lightweight backpacking it is still a nice warm jacket to wear around town. I have not weighed it but I would guess about 20oz., much heavier than my Thermarap or Micro Puff Pullover. It is a more full featured jacket with handwarmer pockets, interior pockets, arm pocket, etc and has a much more durable exterior shell. I would rate its warmth about the same as my Patagonia Micro Puff.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: LE vs Patagonia... on 10/16/2007 10:16:01 MDT Print View

20 Oz isn't bad for the price...

Thomas Knighton
(Tomcat1066) - F

Locale: Southwest GA
20 oz for $30? on 10/16/2007 10:29:52 MDT Print View

Maybe it's me, but for 20 ounces at only $30, this looks like a great thing for someone new to grab. As was said earlier, it can always serve well for in-town use versus trail use down the road!

Tom

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Cheap Primaloft update on 10/18/2007 19:22:26 MDT Print View

I got my jacket today. The XL size hits the scales at 25 ounces. It's no BMW Cocoon, but still a very useable winter jacket for $29. It does have microfleece-lined hand warmer and outer Napolean pockets with an interior mesh audio-player pocket with a headphone port and a zippered pocket on the other side. The sizing allows for some layering. I would add a waist hem drawstring.

Edited by dwambaugh on 10/18/2007 19:23:11 MDT.

Aalok Kacha
(quattro98) - F
Thanks! on 12/09/2007 14:01:36 MST Print View

Thank you for the tip. I've been waiting for the Rab Generator to go on sale & this will tide me over. Also, it will keep me from wearing more fragile & expensive stuff around town. I used a free shipping code too.

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/landsend.com

Edited by quattro98 on 12/09/2007 15:59:10 MST.