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Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 - Powered by Nutella
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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 - Powered by Nutella on 02/07/2011 23:40:33 MST Print View

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Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 - Powered by Nutella

Edited by addiebedford on 02/08/2011 10:48:52 MST.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 - Powered by Nutella on 02/07/2011 23:49:26 MST Print View

There's an extra underscore in the link above. This should work.

Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 - Powered by Nutella

Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Link on 02/08/2011 08:21:38 MST Print View

Thanks Eugene for correcting that!

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Oops on 02/08/2011 10:49:20 MST Print View

I shouldn't publish at midnight. Thank you Eugene! And I corrected the original as well...

folecr r
(folecr) - M
klattermusen on 02/08/2011 13:00:55 MST Print View

Just went to their website. Their Loke down jacket looks awesome. except for the price!

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Link on 02/08/2011 17:54:57 MST Print View

Damn you Danny! Just when I thought I had all the gear I wanted.......

Thanks a lot!

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

GoLite on 02/08/2011 20:01:21 MST Print View

Nice to see GoLite releasing some very light gear, even if the prices seem a bit high. This shell and down jacket would both be great buys in one of their 40% off sales.

Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
re: Golite returns on 02/08/2011 23:48:27 MST Print View

Dan - We were impressed by the Bitterroot parka. Golite did say that they wanted to make what they thought was the best jacket out there regardless of price point. They didn't feel that any extra down would make the jacket noticeably warmer, for instance. But, using Quantum GL on the inside and outside makes the jacket lighter. I believe the Rab Infinity only uses Quantum GL on the outside.

Wolfgang Zeiler
(geala) - F

Locale: Hannover, Germany
Yeti bags - baffles on 02/09/2011 05:06:18 MST Print View

The Yeti Passion Three has also baffles instead of being stitched through. The baffles are however very short. The Passion Three would be a competitor to the Western Mountaineering Summerlite. I tried both bags. The Yeti has far more room inside. I would choose the WM however cause I like a slim fit. The down of both bags is really good; I don't see however an advantage of the so called 900 cuin Yeti down. The Passion Three weights 542 g / 19,08 oz in the real world and will fit a person 190 cm / 6,23 feet tall. The WM Summerlite in large weights 580 g / 20,42 oz (19,7 oz in theory). The Yetis are very expensive even in Germany compared to WM bags and might be beyond price in the USA.

PS: I think it's a good idea to have full length zippers on bags like Yeti Passion Three or WM Summerlite. You can easily use it as a quilt in warmer temps.

Edited by geala on 02/09/2011 05:23:46 MST.

Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Yeti Bags on 02/09/2011 06:29:52 MST Print View

Wolfgang - Thanks for the comparison between WM and Yeti bags. It is great to hear about the real-world experiences. Yeti did say that the only other company in the world that has the same quality down is WM.

Thanks for the clarification on the Passion 3.

Of course the full zip increases the range of a sleeping bag. Yeti stated that they wanted to make the best bag, not necessarily the lightest. I suppose if you're paying that much for a bag, you only hope to buy one! Cheers.

Serge Giachetti
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
bitteroot.. on 02/12/2011 00:54:17 MST Print View

talked to a a golite employee wearing one of these at the golite sale this past fall...looks really impressive. Not many jackets with more down for the weight.

Einstein X
(EinsteinX) - F

Locale: The Netherlands
Re: Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 - Powered by Nutella on 02/14/2011 02:51:32 MST Print View

+1 on the Nutella!

That buckle design of Klatermussen isn't unique at all. It was invented by Berghaus at least two decades ago when the first plastic quick release buckles came to the market. They weren't that strong yet and sometimes failed. Therefore Berghaus developed this type of buckle since it doesn't break very easily.


Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Klattermusen Buckle on 02/16/2011 02:06:31 MST Print View

Eins - Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't seen that buckle used before, but my knowledge base is limited to the last 10 years or so.

carlos fernandez rivas
(pitagorin) - MLife

Locale: Galicia -Spain
bergbuckle on 02/16/2011 03:09:06 MST Print View

The name of this buckle is bergbuckle and most berghaus packs still use it

Could be bought separately in two sizes (for 40mm and 50mm webbing ) and its quite cheap :-)