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New Raku! Woo Hoo!
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Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
New Raku! Woo Hoo! on 11/14/2010 08:19:07 MST Print View

Forgive me, but when this beautiful thing became available on Gear Swap, my brain went dead and my heart soared.

I must show off the ultimate piece of cold-weather gear, rated down to -10 F in this case. cinched up, it can be worn as a coat during the hike. Lower the skirt, and you can wear it around camp. In full sleeping bag mode, you are utterly cocooned. (I know I'm in there someplace).

One disadvantage, per the old Christmas Story movie: I can't put me arms down.
Camp mode

Hikin' Mode
Sleeping Mode (I'm in the someplace.)


Stargazer

P.S. Anybody caught laughing will be . . . . Well, no. It is pretty funny looking. Go ahead.

Edited by nerdboy52 on 11/14/2010 08:20:24 MST.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: New Raku! Woo Hoo! on 11/14/2010 08:33:08 MST Print View

I know how jealous you got when you saw me so comfortably (and warmly) eating my dinner last winter! Glad to see you've got one of your own! And remember to pull the sleeves in for the ultimate in warmth while sleeping.

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
In fact, you were the inspiration . . . on 11/14/2010 08:39:33 MST Print View

And, in fact, Doug, it was your Raku that inspired me to get this one. I'm going to try to go all the way -- wear it as a coat, as camp attire, and as a sleeping bag. Does it count against my base weight? ;-D

Stargazer

Edited by nerdboy52 on 11/14/2010 08:40:16 MST.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: New Raku! Woo Hoo! on 11/14/2010 08:40:17 MST Print View

I hear Banana Slug is all the rage in Milan this year...

Congrats, that thing looks disgustingly warm!

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: New Raku! Woo Hoo! on 11/16/2010 11:00:55 MST Print View

Looks awesome, congrats!

P.S. A friend has a pic of me dancing around in my Rock Wren... pretty much impossible not to laugh at that!

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: New Raku! Woo Hoo! on 11/16/2010 11:53:02 MST Print View

Welcome to the club. That is a beauty! You scored huge on that deal - I would have bought it in a second if I didn't already have one.

Raku

How much does yours weigh? Is it Pertex Microlight?