Andrus Powershield-Softshell
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David Gilbert
(david0815) - F
Andrus Powershield-Softshell on 02/16/2008 15:56:51 MST Print View

My last project is now finished: Andrus

One step further to the ultimate softshell
-pattern is mostly self-developed but based on shelby´s nallo pattern with a lot of alterations. No piece is original.
-Material is Polartec Powershield light (blue) and Polartec Powershield (grey).
-Hood adjustment with three grommets and not sewn on cord-stopper works way better than sewn on. I would really recommend that construction.
-Cuffs and Hood brim are bonded with sewfree. It works really well even on brushed softshell-backsides
-Displacing the front-pocket-zippers to the side eliminated the unaesthetic pre-belly bulge I usually had in my former projects.

Some photos:
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Edited by david0815 on 02/17/2008 03:08:13 MST.

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
photos on 02/16/2008 17:01:33 MST Print View

Your photos are not showing up on my computer.
Sounds like a great project, interested to see it...

David Gilbert
(david0815) - F
pics on 02/17/2008 23:58:34 MST Print View

now they should be visible!

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Very Nice on 02/18/2008 07:55:09 MST Print View

The only downside is no one will ever believe you made it yourself. It looks to pro.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Andrus Powershield-Softshell on 02/18/2008 14:31:54 MST Print View

Hi Andrus

Fancy writing it up as a BPL MYOG project? Assistance with the writing is available.

Cheers
Roger
roger@backpackinglight.com

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Re: Very Nice on 02/18/2008 20:45:58 MST Print View

"The only downside is no one will ever believe you made it yourself. It looks to pro."

That was kind of what I was thinking... when I first read the post I wondered "So, what company did he get to make a custom pattern for him"... then I thought "wow..."

Douglas Johnson
(Sponge) - M

Locale: PNW
Amazing work on 02/18/2008 21:14:32 MST Print View

Great design/execution! Did you ever consider a drop-tail? I find a lot of usefulness with one on my jackets.

David Gilbert
(david0815) - F
downsides on 02/19/2008 00:37:46 MST Print View

"The only downside is no one will ever believe you made it yourself. It looks to pro."

Well, that´s a downside I can live with! ;-) But there´s still room for further improvements left.

"Did you ever consider a drop-tail?"
The pattern uses a slight drop-tail. Just about 1" so you can´t see it at the photos.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa)
Re: Amazing work on 05/25/2008 21:38:40 MDT Print View

agreed. This stuff is brilliant.