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Simple 2.5 Layer W/B Pullover?
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Mike Stromsoe
(phstudio) - F - M

Locale: So. Cal.
Simple 2.5 Layer W/B Pullover? on 05/29/2012 02:49:16 MDT Print View

Why is it so hard to find a simple 2.5 layer water proof breathable (paclite for example)jacket with a hood? Disregarding the price, the Haglof Ozo seemed to me the ideal jacket. Is there anything out there that is comparable? I don't need any pockets, but would be able to live with one Napoleon pocket.

Short of a suitable anorak, I guess I'd be able to live with something like the OR Helium II, but that full zip seems wasteful.

Thanks

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Simple 2.5 Layer W/B Pullover? on 05/29/2012 08:37:23 MDT Print View

North Face Triumph, my anorak of choice.
180g (6.3 oz) at size XL.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: WPB anorak on 05/29/2012 09:20:48 MDT Print View

Other than the Triumph (a good piece, but with limitations) I'm not aware of any light WPB anorak on the budget end of the market. In addition to the Ozo, Rab, Berghaus, and Mountain Hardware all make solid, lightish anoraks, but they're all on the expensive side.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
full zip on 05/29/2012 10:18:55 MDT Print View

its useful on a less breathable jacket like the helium ... you can inzip it almost all the way and let the waistbelt/sternum strap hold the jacket toghether ... better ventilation ...

though you will get some spray, the body heat keeps it at bay if yr wearing a synth top under

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: Simple 2.5 Layer W/B Pullover? on 05/29/2012 18:48:12 MDT Print View

Check out the Salomon Minim Ultimate Pullover. 5.3oz, 3/4 length zip, hood, napoleon pocket

Mike Stromsoe
(phstudio) - F - M

Locale: So. Cal.
Re: Re: Simple 2.5 Layer W/B Pullover? on 05/29/2012 19:16:09 MDT Print View

"Check out the Salomon Minim Ultimate Pullover. 5.3oz, 3/4 length zip, hood, napoleon pocket"

That does look like the ideal jacket for me. Unfortunately, I can't find it in a small for under $200 USD. For that matter the Triumph is very difficult to find in a small as well. It seems to me that the product life-cycles of many jackets is ridiculously small.

I have pretty much decided to go with the full zip Helium II. Thanks for everybody's suggestions. For the time being I think I'm just going to live with my DriDucks for a month or two. I think I may be a little gun shy since the (serious) delamination of my Marmot Mica. It seems to me that a shell should last more than 15 months if well cared for like mime, even if it is made of a fragile 2.5 layer material.

Stephen Komae
(skomae) - MLife

Locale: northeastern US
dead bird pullover on 05/29/2012 19:33:12 MDT Print View

Arc'teryx Alpha SL Pullover is Gore-Tex Paclite and a pullover with pit zips. I almost went for that one, but decided to go for a full-zip so I could wear it around town too.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Simple 2.5 Layer W/B Pullover? on 05/30/2012 08:47:09 MDT Print View

The North Face Triumph size small in blue $165 available here

http://www.mountainsports.com/msmain.asp?Option=Detail&Detail=100664&Product=The+North+Face+Triumph+Anorak+Mens+Jacket