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BCoop wrote an answer about on November 17, 2009

The hood is designed to fit best over your head without a helmet. If you fit the hood to a helmet it ends up a compromise when you are not wearing one and doesn't work very well. Way too much volume. It should pull over most ski helmets, but that's not what it is sized for.

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BCoop wrote an answer about on September 30, 2009

Leadville is primarily Gore N2S and Gravity is a fleece backed stretch fabric called Quicksilver. Gravity is warmer due to fleece lining. Leadville will breath better because the N2S is designed to move moisture away from the skin. Gravity is both heavier and bulkier. That said, Gravity will be best if you want warmth and the Leadville will be best if you want light weight, breathable. Only other caveat is that the N2S fabric (found in main body) is windproof versus the Quiksilver which is wind resistant.

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BCoop wrote an answer about on September 16, 2009

Nano is Gore Tex PacLite and Mica is Membrain Strata. Waterproofness, packability and wind resistance are essentially the same. The Nano wins in terms of breathability and durability and has more technical features like laser drilled pockets that double as core vents and a wire brimmed hood. The Mica is about an ounce lighter and has reflective hits for visibility.

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BCoop wrote an answer about on May 21, 2009

won't need a tarp. the bivy is waterproof and uses a heavier 40d fabric on the floor. Weighs under a pound and is highly breathable. Great choice for going light on spring/summer ski tours.

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BCoop wrote an answer about on May 20, 2009

Great choice for wind resistance, light weight and price. It's water resistant, but not water proof. Steady rain will make the jacket stick to your skin. Marmot Crystalline is 7 oz, windproof and waterproof. It's a new fabric that's highly breathable and will work a lot better in rain than a wind shell. I've worn both on a bike and can't say one is more breathable than the other. I guess it depends on how much you plan on using it in the rain.

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BCoop wrote an answer about on May 20, 2009

Great choice for wind resistance, light weight and price. It's water resistant, but not water proof. Steady rain will make the jacket stick to your skin. Marmot Crystalline is 7 oz, windproof and waterproof. It's a new fabric that's highly breathable and will work a lot better in rain than a wind shell. I've worn both on a bike and can't say one is more breathable than the other. I guess it depends on how much you plan on using it in the rain.

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BCoop wrote an answer about on May 20, 2009

It's more a day hiking pack than a cycling pack because of the profile and size. Fits close to your back which is nice on or off of the bike. If you carry a lot of gear cycling, use it for commuting, etc... it will work. A little big for short cross country rides with a tool, tube, pump and some water. More of an adventure cycling pack or commuting pack. Built in rain fly is great for wet rides or hikes. Great day pack for hiking.

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