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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Lightest Windshell Top/Bottoms? on 03/27/2011 17:14:58 MDT Print View

What's lightest out there today?
One criteria, the top has to have a hood.

Thanks.

Andy Schill
(Aschill) - F
very light on 03/27/2011 18:01:18 MDT Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/montbell_tachyon_anorak_dynamo_wind_pants.html

But I've seen some DIY Cuben jackets too.

Edited by Aschill on 03/27/2011 18:02:01 MDT.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Lightest Windshell Top/Bottoms? on 03/27/2011 21:25:27 MDT Print View

Maybe Camp Magic Anorak for top.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Lightest Windshell Top/Bottoms? on 03/27/2011 21:34:06 MDT Print View

Yeah, I've been looking at the Tachyon combo and the Camp Magic combo...I think I'll be going with the Tachyon/Dynamo combo based on the reviews here.

Thanks folks.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Lightest Windshell Top/Bottoms? on 03/29/2011 10:49:28 MDT Print View

though I'm not generally one to pitch North Face, their Verto is a full-zip hooded shell @ ~3oz. not sure about the accuracy of the scale I used, but weighed a medium at under 3 oz.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Montbell Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo pants on 03/31/2011 15:08:56 MDT Print View

I ordered from backcountrygear.com on Sunday night and received these today (Fast!!)

PERFECTION!!!!! EXACTLY what I was looking for.

I'm really blown away by what a good combo they are; perfect fit, the hood on the anorak is excellent, both are super minimal and crazy light.
Packed down, they both are only a little bigger than a tennis ball and weigh 5.8 oz. in XL, including stuff sack.

I'm crossing J-Tree solo tomorrow, can't wait to use them.

Thanks for mentioning them in the posts above; I forgot BPL reviewed them.