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Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Turning a Rab xenon into a BPL cocoon hoody on 11/12/2011 22:38:01 MST Print View

I have a Rab Cocoon Hoody (L - 315g) set to arrive in about a week and plan to cut out the top pocket, the zips on the handwarmers and if I am feeling particularly adventurous turning it into an anorak (1/4 zip). Hoping to save 40 or so grams with these revisions.

Anybody else taken a scalpel to a xenon yet and have any good advice?

Thanks,

Jeremy.

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Done on 02/03/2012 18:49:55 MST Print View

Managed to cut about 30g in the end. A full review can be found at:

http://hiking26.blogspot.com.au/

Cheers,

Jeremy.

Edited by jeremy089786 on 02/09/2012 18:29:13 MST.

Conner D
(cdipaolo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Done on 02/03/2012 20:42:00 MST Print View

Great article but I wanted to say that your blog layout is awesome. It is very user friendly and cool.
-Conner

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Thanks on 02/09/2012 18:30:41 MST Print View

Thanks for that Conner, I am currently playing around with the format a bit (it isn't using that same template), as that one didn't allow you to use any widgets, but there is a good chance I will change back to it in the future.

Cheers,

Jeremy.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Turning a Rab xenon into a BPL cocoon hoody on 02/09/2012 18:42:50 MST Print View

Jeremy, nice job on that! You have a (IMO) big benefit with the Rab over the BPL cocoon hoody - your's has a front pocket! The cocoon hoody has no front pocket, a big shortcoming for me!

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Done on 02/09/2012 19:45:06 MST Print View

Jeremy,

Thanks for the link.

The first thing that caught my eye was your closed cell foam vest. I use closed cell foam for my primary insulation when backpacking but have found no one else on this planet who thinks much of it.......until now.

Daryl

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Thanks on 02/15/2012 16:36:24 MST Print View

Thanks for that Doug and Daryl!

In regards to the closed cell foam, indeed it is great! So many purposes and so light! I am thinking about sewing some material around the head opening to prolong the life a little, how long have your vests lasted you Daryl?