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

hello,

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.

Pants:
Pattern is the slightly altered CE55 pattern from Controlled Exposure.

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










Some more pictures and further descriptions in german can be found here: http://forum.outdoorseiten.net/viewtopic.php?t=20528


Jacket:

Weight is 561,9g













Some more pictures and further descriptions in german can be found here:
http://forum.outdoorseiten.net/viewtopic.php?t=19896

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="http://fotos.outdoorseiten.net/data/thumbnails/47/10.jpg"

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
(FatTexan)

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) - M

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 Outdoorseiten.net site. Incredible work!

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

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

David,
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
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/7440/index.html?skip_to_post=55257#55257

Cheers,
Eric

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: http://www.bemisworldwide.com/products/tape.html

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.
cheers

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!