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Kristin Tennessen
(ktenness) - MLife

Locale: Sierra Nevadas
Breast feeding top recommendations on 05/22/2013 20:55:06 MDT Print View

I have a 3 month old baby and he's been backpacking 3 times. I am happy with my nursing tanks, and my warm down parka. However, I need something in between that allows for minimal air exposure. The half zips in base layers are not deep enough, and I can't find any lightweight full zips. Recommendations?

Temperatures in Northern California this spring/summer won't get below 40 or so.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Breast feeding top recommendations on 05/22/2013 21:15:49 MDT Print View

Does it have to be a zip? Why not a buttoned shirt?

Like:

http://www.columbia.com/Women%27s-Super-Tamiami™-Long-Sleeve-Shirt/FL7081,default,pd.html

or

http://www.columbia.com/Women’s-Silver-Ridge™-Plaid-Long-Sleeve-Shirt/AL7077,default,pd.html

just for examples.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Breast feeding top recommendations on 05/22/2013 21:43:15 MDT Print View

A Large man's fluffy jacket, and modify the zip to undo from the bottom as well?

Cheers

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Breast feeding top recommendations on 05/22/2013 21:57:37 MDT Print View

Have joe at zpacks make one with a drop panel.

He could dress em up to look like breast pockets.

Susan Papuga
(veganaloha) - M

Locale: USA
Re: Breast feeding top recommendations on 05/22/2013 23:26:05 MDT Print View

Um, what exactly are "nursing tanks?"

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(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: (...)
... on 05/23/2013 01:15:50 MDT Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 07/07/2015 15:28:56 MDT.

Kristin Tennessen
(ktenness) - MLife

Locale: Sierra Nevadas
Deep zip on 05/23/2013 19:52:41 MDT Print View

Nursing tanks are these:
http://maternity.motherhood.com/maternity/Sleeveless-Pull-Down-Nursing-Tank
They have an elastic neck and shoulders so they are easy to pull down.

I tried this on today and it is what I'm looking for but it is very expensive:
http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-jackets-and-hoodies/Runbeam-Hoodie?cc=0001&skuId=3501526&catId=women-jackets-and-hoodies
Lightweight, hoodie, thumploops, deep zip for easy access.

I like both the cycling jersey and buttondown recommendation, thank you!!

Edited by ktenness on 05/23/2013 19:56:36 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Deep zip on 05/23/2013 20:02:24 MDT Print View

Lol i thought 'nursing tanks' was code for boobs.

Laurie Gibson
(lagibson) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: Breast feeding top recommendations on 05/23/2013 21:12:58 MDT Print View

The Columbia women's Super Tamiami long sleeve shirt (linked to above) has snaps, not buttons.

Congratulations on the new baby!

Edited by lagibson on 05/23/2013 21:13:37 MDT.