I recently had a customer contact me about making a down hood that would be useful for belaying in 0F temperatures. This is the result:With (Bicycle) Helmet - FrontWith (Bicycle) Helmet - SideWith (Bicycle) Helmet - BackWithout Helmet - FrontWithout Helmet - Side$100 shipped to USA2.5oz of 900 fill down2+" of single-side loftPartially baffled4oz total weight
Edited by goosefeet on 12/11/2011 20:09:46 MST.
That looks seriously warm
Ben, You are crazy in the coconuts!!That thing looks superb! I can't believe you have a helmet under there in the first pic. I'm waiting to see what you can do when someone asks you to make a jacket.Rod
I think Ben already made a down jacket, as well as a pair of down pants and I believe the results were typical Ben- phenomenal.
I saw the pants. They looked amazing, but I must have missed the jacket. I'll trawl back through this weekend coming and see what I can find.
Is there a velcro closure in the front? It's hard to tell from the pictures.
Yes - 1/2" velcro closure down the front.
What shell material are you using? (trying to compare to 3oz pertex offering from Nunatak, but they only quote "2+ oz" of 875 FP down .)
M90 shell.Take into account that this is climbing-helmet compatible, and has 1.25" baffles.Built with regular dimensions, slightly smaller baffles, and 2oz of down, you would be looking at a 3oz weight. Less than that for a cuben or 7d/M55 hood.
Thanks for the info.How does the face area enclosure work? Are there mini linelocs and drawstring hidden in there somewhere?
Yep - one on each side of the face, about 3/4's of the way down from the top.
Slick, Ben - Something like that could make one take a second look at quilts in winter.
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