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