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|12-01-2012 09:17 PM|
Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
All the best!
|12-01-2012 04:15 PM|
Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
|11-30-2012 08:38 PM|
|ARSENALFAN||Salamon posted earlier this am about getting 800 fill down from Eddie Bauer at 50% off. I was able to buy an everyday down jacket from Eddie Bauer as well as a down sweater to be used under a shell for $260 CAN. Same price as the AK Insulator Jacket. I will just unzip if I get too hot, but the sweater seems very thin and its likely just the ticket. Thanks for all your responses.|
|11-30-2012 05:16 PM|
I can guarantee the montbell ex light will be better than the insulator even without the zip perfect thickness for active layering.
If anyone is looking into like -20c conditions, try the new spyder Bernese jacket. Expensive but it has Pit zips, 750 goose and it is toasty. I can still fit it under 2012 hover shell.
|11-30-2012 04:54 PM|
Originally Posted by Supra View Post
In either case I find the pit zips a must. If you over heat in one of those things you are toast....literally.
|11-30-2012 07:14 AM|
basically, the quality on the burton insulator is lower than similar priced mountaineering company ones (as mentioned already patagonia etc). The Burton has two things in it's favour though:
1) it's Burton, so mass produced and it's easier to find last season's stock on sale
2) it has pit zips where the others don't
|11-30-2012 04:35 AM|
|Peyto||Was in the same situation and picked up an Eddie Bauer First Ascent downlight jacket. They're on a pretty good sale right now and set me back about $140 shipped to Canada. If the predictions are right this winter will be a cold one and this jacket could get good use in the rockies.|
|11-30-2012 02:40 AM|
Anything like that is more for -10C. To give you a reference I used UA 2.0 base/ a thinner (but 900 fill down montbell down sweater)/ and Hover 3l for opening day on Sunshine.
For what is worth I highly recommend something like Eddie Bauer First Ascent/Patagonia down sweater/Montbell ex light over the ak mid layers. Same price but lighter and has real 700-900 goose down fill vs the 550 fill ak has.
|11-29-2012 11:21 PM|
Burton ak insulator jacket
Is anybody rocking this midlayer? Would it be too hot with a merino ninja suit baselayer and goretex shell?