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Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Opinions on this baselayer on 11/02/2010 17:00:05 MDT Print View

anyone have any experience with these? they are $17, weigh 8.5 oz in large, and are described as heavyweight which i guess means very warm.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,2926G_Kenyon-Base-Layer-Bottoms-Polartec-Power-Stretch-For-Men.html

Edited by Lopez on 11/02/2010 17:02:33 MDT.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Opinions on this baselayer on 11/03/2010 06:15:12 MDT Print View

These baselayer pants are made out of Polartec Power Stretch, which is a heavyweight fabric similar in warmth and thickness as 100 wt fleece. Power Stretch is a little heavier than 100wt fleece as it has a higher spandex content. The only Power Stretch experience I have is with a pair of Mountain Hardwear Gloves Unless you plan to be out in very cold conditions, I would think Power Stretch would be a little too much for hiking. That is a very good price and they would make excellent extra warmth sleep/camp wear however.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Powerstretch vs. Fleece on 11/03/2010 09:06:11 MDT Print View

With higher spandex content, i would think powerstretch should be warmer than 100wt fleece? I'm looking for a cheap way to stretch my quilt another 10 degrees.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Powerstretch vs. Fleece on 11/03/2010 10:36:51 MDT Print View

You are right, according to Richard Nisley post "A new paradigm for understanding garment warmth" 100 wt fleece has a clo value of .30, Power Stretch has a clo value of 0.49, and 200 wt fleece has a clo value of 0.76.

I would guess you would probably get 5-10* more warmth by wearing them in your quilt, and for that price, its a no lose situation.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Powerstretch on 11/03/2010 10:53:08 MDT Print View

Thanks Brad and Thank you too Richard.

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Re: Opinions on this baselayer on 11/03/2010 11:24:05 MDT Print View

I just c&p your link and the price shows $ 26.21 each. How did you get that $17 price?

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Add it to your cart on 11/03/2010 11:25:42 MDT Print View

once i add it to my cart and update, it adjusts it lower.

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Re: Add it to your cart on 11/03/2010 13:08:22 MDT Print View

I tried that but it stayed the same price. Did you have some type of key code?

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
wrong part on 11/03/2010 13:14:30 MDT Print View

there is another similar product that is not as cheap. try this part: 2926G-02-XL

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Too late on 11/03/2010 13:36:43 MDT Print View

I just added the exact same product code into my cart and now its only %53 off. i guess the %70 off discount was only yesterday. sorry you missed it.

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Re: Too late on 11/03/2010 13:54:54 MDT Print View

thanks for letting me know. I kept wondering how you were getting it at that price