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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

This one looks a little heavier but it's just $25.

They have a Gore-Tex jacket for $69 too.

Surf around for fleece, hats, etc, etc.

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

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F
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!


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!


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.

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