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David Gilbert
(mt.morillonit) - F
Gore XCR Hardshell on 11/20/2007 15:07:16 MST Print View


my first post here.
I´d like to introduce my last project: A Gore XCR-Hardshell jacket and pants:
Both not ultralight but really solid for hard mountaineering purposes.

Pattern is the slightly altered CE55 pattern from Controlled Exposure.

Pants 438g
Suspenders 141g (removable)
together 579g

Some more pictures and further descriptions in german can be found here:


Weight is 561,9g

Some more pictures and further descriptions in german can be found here:

Edited by sharalds on 11/20/2007 18:47:17 MST.

David Gilbert
(mt.morillonit) - F
oops on 11/20/2007 15:14:39 MST Print View

hmmm, how can I add pictures here?

Edited by mt.morillonit on 11/20/2007 15:15:19 MST.

Ryan Longmire
(longmire) - MLife

Locale: Tejas
pics on 11/20/2007 16:45:12 MST Print View

hi david,
pictures can be added like this:

img src=""

enclose with < />

Edited by longmire on 11/20/2007 16:46:20 MST.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Gore XCR Hardshell on 11/20/2007 18:48:11 MST Print View

David -

I took the liberty of editing your post so the pictures would be visible. You've done some really nice work there and I felt that it was worthy of being shown off. Congratulations on making such a great shell.

- Sam

Christopher Chupka

Locale: NTX
Wow on 11/20/2007 19:01:35 MST Print View

I have never done the MYOG thing so that looks amazing to me. How did you do the seam taping on the inside? Looks store bought, great job.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Wow on 11/21/2007 06:03:34 MST Print View

That looks better then the jackets I see at the stores! I noticed a label on the jacket's chest. Is this a business venture? I've nevr tried to make anything with fabric, but I would think that with skills like yours, the sky is the limit!
Either way, absolutely fanastic work. What's next?

Douglas Johnson
(Sponge) - MLife

Locale: PNW
mt. morillonit on 11/21/2007 08:18:32 MST Print View

"mt. morillonit"

Is this your brand name? I see you wearing a lot of clothing with this branding on it...I also saw some pictures over on the German site. Incredible work!

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
Nice!! on 11/21/2007 20:05:35 MST Print View

Those are freakin bueatiful -Nice job!!
Here are a pair of mountaineering pants I made last spring.
XCR, eventually taped with the McNett iron on stuff. They work great


Edited by EricP on 11/21/2007 20:06:10 MST.

David Gilbert
(mt.morillonit) - F
thanks on 12/01/2007 11:35:03 MST Print View

thanks for all your comments.

Some further informations:

Seam taping was made with a little iron (originally thought for covering wings of model airplanes with film) and Bemis seamtape. You have to practice a lot untill you get good results, but it´s worth the effort.

mt.morillonit is my "brand"-name. It´s not commercial yet. I sew only for me and some friends of mine.

@eric: your pants look really nice. Where have you bought your spectra for reinforcements? Is ist worth the money as reinforcement? I´d really recommend the bemis seam tape
More infos here:

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
pants on 12/01/2007 22:12:54 MST Print View

Thanks Denis,
I get the spectra material through Rockywoods in COlorado, its cosmetic 2nds but really nice, strong material. Its not too expensive at all and I think it looks cool.

Thanks for the seam tape info - I'll have to try that.

Joseph Williams
(deadogdancing) - F

Locale: SW England
just so... on 12/02/2007 09:51:16 MST Print View

David, that's beautiful work. V. impressed here. What was your source for the XCR?

Joseph Williams
(deadogdancing) - F

Locale: SW England
doh! on 12/02/2007 10:07:19 MST Print View

just found it in your other thread- please ignore!