How low can they "comfortably" go? Cocoon Pro 90 Pants
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Brian Barnes
(brianjbarnes) - M

Locale: Midwest
How low can they "comfortably" go? Cocoon Pro 90 Pants on 12/22/2008 16:04:34 MST Print View

For those who have used them, I'm curious about how low of temperature you've been comfortable in a pair of Cocoon PRO 60 pants (polarguard delta 68 g/yd^2)?

I'm mostly concerned with the use of these in low metabolic output states (i.e. sitting around camp).

I realize that it may vary on hydration status, food consumption, torso and other layers... etc...

Edited by brianjbarnes on 12/22/2008 16:40:23 MST.

Stephen Klassen
(SteveYK)
Cocoon Pro 90 on 01/05/2009 11:42:52 MST Print View

I have used them to -20C comfortably:

in camp, with hot food. Also with booties and big belay parka.

I get cold easily when stopped, and these pants work for me.

When it is colder (-10C and lower) I throw them on over my shell pants/bibs - appears warmer to me than alone or under the shells, and the snow brushes off easily at those temps.

I would only get something warmer if I expected to be in sustained (several evenings straight) -25C or lower. Or do like Mike Clelland does and just wear a 100weight fleece layer over my baselayer all the time, using the Cocoon pants for extended stops.

Edited by SteveYK on 01/05/2009 11:43:29 MST.