Brandon Carlile

Brandon Carlile

Rockies, Tropics and Desert, and big crazy cities.

Brandon's Passions


Brandon's Bio

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear.

I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.

I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.

I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.
-props to Johnny A


Brandon Carlile

Brandon Carlile wrote an answer about on August 7, 2012

Well, welcome to the fam! Long arms are accomodated by Arc'teryx. I'm guessing a Lge would work best, but check the sizing chart up by the "options" box to check your specs. Arc'teryx is typically more fitted and has longer arms than other brands, especially in the climbing influenced product, which this is.



Brandon Carlile

Brandon Carlile wrote an answer about on July 23, 2012

The Theta SV is cut more fully that this Alpha LT, and also used a heavier face fabric. The Alpha LT does have a drop tail but isn't quite as long as the Theta SV. The pockets are a bit bigger on the Theta SV but you can still fit skins in the front pockets of the Alpha LT (inside is a small security pocket). Hoods have the same 4 point adjustment.



Brandon Carlile

Brandon Carlile wrote an answer about on June 29, 2012

The Gamma SL Hybrid is quite different from the Gamma MX. SL is a lightweight softshell that blocks some wind and light moisture, but doesn't insulate since it isn't built with the fleece that lines the inside of the Gamma MX. I'd say if you're looking for a softshell primarily for winter conditions, the Gamma MX is your tool. For warmer weather, and things like summer alpine climbing, the Gamma SL would excel. Either will layer well with the Alpha LT



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