New Westcomb Focus LT
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Brian Abram
(boglins)

Locale: The South
New Westcomb Focus LT on 07/18/2012 18:22:12 MDT Print View

http://climbhigh.com/blog/westcomb-focus-lt-hoody-coming-soon

Claiming around 7 ounces. Full zip and pretty well featured. Apparently coming in October. Uses eVent's new so-called air permeable fabric, eVent DVL.

Serge G.
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
dvl on 07/18/2012 20:41:14 MDT Print View

cool. event dvl is definitely good news for the ul backpackin.g crowd. It'd be great to see a 5 oz anarak in event dvl

Nicholas Truax
(nicktruax) - F

Locale: Montanada
re: eVent DVL on 07/18/2012 21:07:34 MDT Print View

Here's GE's spiel on the new DVL:

http://www.genewscenter.com/Press-Releases/GE-Introduces-eVent-DVL-Technology-and-Fabrics-392b.aspx

...Looks to be a 2.5 layer version of eVent.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Westcomb Focus LT on 07/18/2012 21:38:17 MDT Print View

Wow. Extremely promising jacket. Looks like a nice long cut/drop tail. Fabric looks amazing for a 7oz coat. Assuming eVent DVL is at least as good or better than regular eVent, this is going to be the one to have. Too bad there's no thumb loops.

The waist hem is a bit confusing. The article says it's one hand adjustable/cinchable via a mechanism inside the pocket, but there doesn't appear to be any lower pockets (just the napolean one) or even shock cord in the waist.....which is fine with me. The fixed length elastic looks well done.

Good picture:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aesXbnAhR6c/T-0BSaEmgsI/AAAAAAAAG18/by5_FdjLoFM/s1600/Westcomb-FOCUS.jpg

Edited by dandydan on 07/18/2012 21:38:54 MDT.

Brian Abram
(boglins)

Locale: The South
Now available on 09/18/2012 11:56:54 MDT Print View

The Focus LT is now showing as available direct from Westcomb on their site. I called and was told most sizes and colors are currently available, but that a few might be back ordered two weeks.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Now available on 09/18/2012 18:50:24 MDT Print View

Their site says available for pre-orders. When I tried to order one, I was given a shipping time of 5-8 weeks.

Brian Abram
(boglins)

Locale: The South
That is not very good customer service on 09/19/2012 11:04:03 MDT Print View

Well then the guy answering their phone is not very well informed. That sucks. The "preorder" thing on the site is new.

Edited by boglins on 09/19/2012 11:06:00 MDT.