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Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/11/2011 16:18:31 MST Print View

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 - Front
helmet_hood_1


With (Bicycle) Helmet - Side
helmet_hood_2


With (Bicycle) Helmet - Back
helmet_hood_3


Without Helmet - Front
helmet_hood_4


Without Helmet - Side
helmet_hood_5


$100 shipped to USA

2.5oz of 900 fill down

2+" of single-side loft

Partially baffled

4oz total weight

Edited by goosefeet on 12/11/2011 20:09:46 MST.

Michael Fleming
(TheColonel)
Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/11/2011 19:49:05 MST Print View

That looks seriously warm

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
hehe on 12/11/2011 20:06:14 MST Print View

MASSIVE

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava" on 12/11/2011 20:12:34 MST Print View

Toasty!

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Crazy on 12/12/2011 01:07:06 MST Print View

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

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava" on 12/12/2011 06:10:26 MST Print View

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.

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
I must have missed it. on 12/12/2011 06:34:58 MST Print View

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.

Andrei Tudor
(andrei_tudor) - M
Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/12/2011 06:50:32 MST Print View

Is there a velcro closure in the front? It's hard to tell from the pictures.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/12/2011 07:54:07 MST Print View

Yes - 1/2" velcro closure down the front.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: Re: Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/12/2011 07:59:37 MST Print View

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 .)

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: Re: Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/12/2011 08:05:23 MST Print View

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.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/12/2011 08:10:53 MST Print View

Thanks for the info.

How does the face area enclosure work? Are there mini linelocs and drawstring hidden in there somewhere?

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/12/2011 08:13:20 MST Print View

Yep - one on each side of the face, about 3/4's of the way down from the top.

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: GooseFeet Gear - Climbing Compatible Down Hood/Balaclava on 12/16/2011 03:25:29 MST Print View

Slick, Ben - Something like that could make one take a second look at quilts in winter.