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Old 01-06-2012, 02:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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but buying a down jacket today was comical. It was 70 degrees in Pleasanton.
A few years back, my husband got a ridiculously puffy down jacket for 50% off at the North Face outlet in Berkeley. It was in the middle of a heatwave in July, and probably around 90 degrees outside. I told him that the store should have given it to him for free, just for him attempting to try it on in that weather.

I have a Patagonia nanopuff in white. Great jacket. Bought that color because I officiate swim meets and have to wear white. I rationalized that I could also use it as a mid-layer on cold snowboarding days. Will have to wear it under a shell, though, I can see myself spilling coffee down the front of my jacket the minute I put it on.
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Kirkwood has ancient and slow chair-lifts. On windy days an additional layer feels really good when you sit up there and get the (typical) power outage of the day. The down layer feels like a puffy cloud over your base-layer (Pata-capilene-Gonia3) I will try and ditch the typical fleece mid layer and go base + down + shell every time. It just feels so light.

No way to get a Pata-nano in anything else than those acid colors or XXL in any other. The North Face new one was very cool..a bit too glamour in that shiny-spacesuit-gray, with stretchy and ( useless?) inserts. definitely overpriced. The Hard wear one works and looks great.

REI stuff is all half a size bigger/wider to make fat people feel better about themselves, but skinny guy like me feel all baggy and sloppy on the shoulders. No moah REI stuff for me.
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Kirkwood has ancient and slow chair-lifts. On windy days an additional layer feels really good when you sit up there and get the (typical) power outage of the day. The down layer feels like a puffy cloud over your base-layer (Pata-capilene-Gonia3) I will try and ditch the typical fleece mid layer and go base + down + shell every time. It just feels so light.

No way to get a Pata-nano in anything else than those acid colors or XXL in any other. The North Face new one was very cool..a bit too glamour in that shiny-spacesuit-gray, with stretchy and ( useless?) inserts. definitely overpriced. The Hard wear one works and looks great.

REI stuff is all half a size bigger/wider to make fat people feel better about themselves, but skinny guy like me feel all baggy and sloppy on the shoulders. No moah REI stuff for me.
I was on top of chair 10 around new years day when the power was out because of the generator fire. It was cold but I think my foot was going to go first because of the snowboard weight.
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I remember that day...some moron crashed his/her car against the generator itself. Seems a lifetime ago now. Damn I need to ride.
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Kirkwood has ancient and slow chair-lifts. On windy days an additional layer feels really good when you sit up there and get the (typical) power outage of the day. The down layer feels like a puffy cloud over your base-layer (Pata-capilene-Gonia3) I will try and ditch the typical fleece mid layer and go base + down + shell every time. It just feels so light.

No way to get a Pata-nano in anything else than those acid colors or XXL in any other. The North Face new one was very cool..a bit too glamour in that shiny-spacesuit-gray, with stretchy and ( useless?) inserts. definitely overpriced. The Hard wear one works and looks great.

REI stuff is all half a size bigger/wider to make fat people feel better about themselves, but skinny guy like me feel all baggy and sloppy on the shoulders. No moah REI stuff for me.
Mammut/Arcteryx is where you should look for skinny cut for climbers
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Mammut/Arcteryx is where you should look for skinny cut for climbers


Arcteryx is ridiculously overpriced. Love their line...it's just too freaking expensive. $750 for a jacket? What is it made of? Human skin? .a shirt for $79?? I find it insulting. "Lightweight, moisture-wicking, short-sleeved shirt designed with performance fabrics to keep you cool and dry on the trail.
$79.00 USD" Fuck that!That's the 1% company..

Mammut looks indestructible..as soon as I get a job I get that jacket...very pricey too...my 3 year old Summit Series North Face shell is still holding up fine.
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Arcteryx is ridiculously overpriced. Love their line...it's just too freaking expensive. $750 for a jacket? What is it made of? Human skin? .a shirt for $79?? I find it insulting. "Lightweight, moisture-wicking, short-sleeved shirt designed with performance fabrics to keep you cool and dry on the trail.
$79.00 USD" Fuck that!That's the 1% company..

Mammut looks indestructible..as soon as I get a job I get that jacket...very pricey too...my 3 year old Summit Series North Face shell is still holding up fine.
The atom LT, the product in their line that is comparable to the nanopuff is only $165, basically the same price as the nanopuff. I don't wear any of their stuff personally, but a lot of my friends do. Its rugged and worth it for ice climbing or mountaineering, where you can't afford to have gear fail
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it's $179. Nice jacket! I always looked at their Gore-Tex shells... Way more expensive than any other.
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