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 Post subject: Re: Down Jackets
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:29 pm 
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I use to wear a Mountain Hardware Sub-Zero SL Parka, and it was AWESOME, but the only time it was appropriate was when I was sitting on the summit of Mount Rainier in a puking windstorm.. Other than that, it was WAY too much, and WAY too heavy!

So far, this thing has been AMAZING:

http://www.montbell.us/products/disp.ph ... id=2301315

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 Post subject: Re: Down Jackets
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:13 am 
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I think its the sizes of the jackets, it would appear that most members on here prefer, shall I say, a little bit more "room" in their flying jackets :whistle: ...me included :doobie:

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 Post subject: Re: Down Jackets
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:36 pm 
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I'm using a MEC uplink. Synthetic insul (prima loft) but its actually a pretty good balance of warmth/weight/packability. Plus its cheap. Got mine on clearance (only a couple sizes of blue left) for $70.

Regular price is about $115? I think. Perfect sweater style layer for under the shell on the way down. Packs into its own pockeet to roughly nalgene bottle size too.

Plus, synthetic is sooo much easier to care for in the long run. I always hated washing down gear. Gave me the willies putting 200 to 300 dollar piece of gear in the laundromat front loader! :shit:


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 Post subject: left coast = synthetic
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:31 am 
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I love my NF synthetic. packs down to 3x4 inches, i never know its there till I top out and it really puts the warm on quickly. Down is no good when wet, so gotta rock the synthetics in the NW. Plus, syn fill is cheaper than down, got mine for $75.


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 Post subject: Re: Down Jackets
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:03 pm 
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I have a Western Mountaineering Vapor that no longer fits following back surgery, black XL. If you are looking for a good deal on a stellar jacket shoot me a PM. Sucks to buy the same jacket twice, but gotta get one the fits. Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Down Jackets
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:19 am 
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96avs01 wrote:
I have a Western Mountaineering Vapor that no longer fits following back surgery, black XL. If you are looking for a good deal on a stellar jacket shoot me a PM. Sucks to buy the same jacket twice, but gotta get one the fits. Cheers



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