125g for the Ama , 99g for the Zeus. (from scanning online) Accounting for the hood of the Ama, the fill is about the same.
Warmth is so subjective, fill alone is only a rough guide.
I have last years Ama, and I've worn a Zeus. Fit is quite different from my subjective standpoint. The Zeus was overly snug at the collar, too large in the body. The Ama is trimer in the body and the neck is much roomier . The fit of the Ama for me is darn near purrfect (Size L, 75 inches tall, 170lbs.) :)
The high loft fleece is great but the un-atomical cut to the shoulders leaves the sleeves riding up severely. You'd have to add about 3 inches the the sleeve length, but that'd be silly and doesn't address the shortcomings of the cut. I don't know how Marmot and Patagonia used to do it with their Angel Wing and Y-joint shoulder cuts , but they're not doing it much anymore. Not on this jacket. The powerstretch panels are useless, as on all fleece jackets. This fleece has plenty of stretch on it's own, and the ps panels just serve to create chilly spots on the jacket. I wish every manufacturer would stop using ps panels to fool people, trying to replace a properly designed jacket!
If anyone here owns/ed a Patagonia Pile jacket from back in the 80's, you'd know what design perfect is . I can't seem to find anything close, but I'll always be looking for it:)
Heres a large M10 inside out. The pitzip is underneath the mesh if you look closely(in green). The 2-way pitzip itself is 17-1/2". You basically have a huge pocket on each side. You can have the pitzip open and still carry things in the pockets .... just don't open the pitzip all the way to the bottom, you'll still get plenty of ventilation.
The photo uploader appears broken, I tried both Firefox and Chrome.... ho-hum ..
I've worn Patagonia stuff since the 80's, and their choices of when or when not to include a drawcord has always been apparently wacky.... more so now than ever. The R4, a windproof jacket has no drawcord .... while the R3 ... a slightly wind resistant fleece does! That's just nuts. Unless you are a FOAM fit (Fat Ol' AMerican), the waists on their windproof fleece jackets is HUGE . Have they never heard or felt the chill of the chimney effect?
Yes .... functionality is not their strong suit anymore(as it once was)..... it seems fashion and or a self deluded belief that they are saving the planet by practicing "minimalism" is.
hearty laughter :)
Is the fabric mesh on both sides, or is the inside smooth ?
The black close-up makes it appear the fabric is smooth on the inside. Is the fabric mesh on both sides, or just the outside?
Is the red really that bright, or is it just the online photo? I've seen other images where the red is rather dull, like Cardinal red.
I bought 3 of these a few years ago due to frequent power outages in our area. They are terrific, and do last a very long time. I have yet to wear out a set of batteries on any one lamp. I often use them now around the house at night instead of a flashlight.
For maximum life, you don't need to run it on high, you can run it near high, and save a lot of juice that way, but still get a ton of light. On lower settings, it will run seemingly forever.
My only suggestion for an improvement would be make the LED's less visible, make the lens material more opaque. As they are now... you get lighter and darker spots from the individual LED's. Not a huge issue..but room for improvements.
Regardless, I'd buy more if I ever needed them, and recommend them to anyone.
I liked everything about this jacket, great fit, super warm. After just a couple of weeks of use though, seams started failing in multiple places. That sucked..... it was a great jacket, but they need to improve on the manufacturing big time!
I can't recommend these, unless you like the feeling of wearing cut off jeans, meaning the fabric has no give, the fit is snug in the hip/upper thigh, and it just doesn't move with the rider. They could be designed better, more anatomical. The velcro cuffs are an afterthought, there isn't nearly enough of it to snug them around the calves.
For now I'll stick to Ex Officio Amphi pants rolled up as my knickers. These are not intended for cycling, but their cut is perfect for it as the pleats in the front offer plenty of freedom for the legs, unlike the Zyme.
How much does the rack weigh?
I like this tool.... but I've tried 4 of these and each one has irregularities in the accuracy of the hex heads. Some fit very loose, rendering them as useless as a very used hex key. Some have been so tight I can't get it to even fit in. The box wrenches seem fine. Yes, it's for emergency use only and I don't expect it to wear like a shop tool. It should be accurate from new though. I use their AWS-1 also and it's dead on snug fitting. I contacted Park about this tool and they suggested sending it to them so they can measure it's accuracy and offer me another, as the do warranty their tools for the life of it.
If you get can get a good one, it's a very useful tool to carry.
The Atmos would have been okay for me, but it seems Giro decided to leave out any pads on the top of the helmet. The postage stamp sized "excuse me" pad on the crown doesn't count. If the crown was smooth, it may not be an issue, but it's not.... so it digs into my skull in one place where the roc-loc attaches.
For reference, I use a Pneumo. I've also used the Ionos and Saros/Athlon, and even some of their lower-end helmets.... all of which have pads on the top of the helmet and feel great. It appears the Atmos is a bit of anomaly. Of the Giro's I've seen, the Atmos was the least well finished of them, meaning irregularities in the roc-loc attachment to the helmets, sloppy velcro attachments, and sharp points in the front of the Atmos. The technology may make it a high end helmet, but by the sloppy construction I'd think it was a $50 helmet.
The Ionos and Saros are both fine helmets. The Saros, which is noticeable more narrow in the width and outer profile than any of these helmets, is a nice new addition. I can't say I notice ventilation difference between any of these Giros despite the claims, as I am a human and not a test dummy.
To place a relative value on the Atmos, it's not worth it for myself. Everyone's different though, so try one.
The Black and the Patternskin photo are the same. Is this a case of photo error? I am looking for the regular black ones without the big DeFeet logo written on them. Thanks!
Is this the same helmet as the Saros but with the visor? It appears identical from the photos and Giro's specs.
What is the weight of the Primaloft insulation in this jacket? (In oz. sq/yd or grams)Actual sleeve length size large, XL?Room for layering in the sleeves?.... they look narrow.I tried calling and emailing MH about this, but I get either voice mail(no call backs), or email(they don't reply to emails). Hmmm, why bother having "customer service" then? LOL! They are not so customer friendly as say Marmot, who is very easy to get a hold of. In this case, a potential sale lost.
I'll answer my own question! I called Marmot Warranty/repair dept., not their customer service reps... as they don't have this info. These are actual garment measurements..... Large followed by XL.Chest 51"/54". Sleeves ....37.5/38.5 Neck 23.5/24.5 Center-back length 29"/30"The jacket has 4 oz sq/yd Primaloft in the body, 3 oz sq/yd in the sleeves and 1.8oz sq/yd in the hood.I would call this the "Medium" warmth category for winter jackets. Having a multitude of Primaloft Jackets....Marmot and EMS.... the 4 oz weight PL in the body gives it noticeably more warmth than 3 oz alone. Having a bunch of Primaloft jackets..... this is not for severe cold... like -10 or anything....... but depending on the users activity level, metabolism and all.... should be OK for anywhere from above zero to 40 plus degrees. I find Primaloft jackets to have a wider temp range than down..... making good for 3 seasons here in the Midwest. For severe cold I layer different Primaloft jackets ..... warmer than any down parka! I've got a Marmot Belay Parka that has 7 oz PL in the body... and combined with a lighter PL layer.... it's a furnace. Wearing a PL vest over/under the Ellsworth will make for a very warm jacket.
Anyone know the actual sleeve length and chest for a size large?What is the weight of the Primaloft in oz. sq/yd or grams?
I've not tried this one in particular, but being Gore Tex brand, it is "guaranteed" or your money back. http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/care-center/our-satisfaction-guaranteeThat said, biking in a jacket like this will almost surely make you sweat unless it's at a very leisurely pace. Add rain and you're gonna get wet from somewhere, either inside or out. Will it leak or wet out? Maybe.... the only way to know is try it. Breathable? That's a gray area of all waterproof/breathables. Every person is different, so every person will tell you something different. Yes, it breathes, but to what extent depends entirely on the individual and how they function.Personally, I would never cycle in a WB jacket because I find even a uncoated shell lacks real breathability, so how would a WB one be better? It wouldn't. The only shell I do use is a Pearl Izumi Vagabond, with zip-off sleeves and a caped vent in the back. Ventilation is the key. Any jacket for cycling needs a caped back and some sort of venting, either pit zips or large chest pockets. If they made such a jacket in WB fabric, you'd likely have your best chance to stay drier from both inside and out.
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