Eddiewrote a question about Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler Sleeping Bag Liner on January 4, 2017
Anyone know the zipper this uses? IE YKK #8
Anyone know the zipper this uses? IE YKK #8
Is the 6x8 dimension measured from corner to corner or side to side?
I have a 5ft wide by 7ft long tarp and one just a tad bigger would be great.
Are any of the colors aside from stainless steel smooth on the outside? I have a SS and an orange and I can't use the orange one in the bottle sleeve of my jackets because the rough exterior will shred the pocket.
Just got it, tried it on. Sizing is iffy but I know shells and I don't have to test this for ages to know it will outlast any "rain jacket". This is a simple and tough hard shell.
I take a L in practically everything. 6'1 235lbs today, usually 225. I would have bought the L but thought to go up to XL in order to layer, well, I can barely wear a thin 100wt fleece on top of a t shirt with this. I was hoping to be able to layer some more insulation and use this in super cold weather, I'd send it back for an XXL but they are out of stock, so I'll keep the XL and just use it as a summer time rain\wind shell.
The sleeves are abnormally long. Most sleeves are short on me, especially if I'm on 2 wheels reaching for the bars, this is even too long when on a bicycle\motorcycle with both arms fully stretched out. I'm sure it won't be too big a deal, I can always seal the cuffs to my wrist.
In order for an insulated jacket to, well, insulate you from the cold, it needs to be able to be sealed at the neck.
I have been told by numerous reps from many of the top outdoor companies something I have stuck to, but didn't this time because this jacket looks so damn good. They said to never, ever, purchase a non hooded jacket if that same model also comes in a hooded form, especially if that jacket is made in China. The reason being is that more often than not, when the jackets are sewn up, the hooded and non hooded jackets are made side by side, and the ones that will receive a hood simply get one added. That means the collar will be oversized for the non hooded jackets, it's simply quicker and easier for the factory to do it this way. Unfortunately this jacket seems to have suffered the same fate.
The collar on this jacket can be pulled 3.5 inches from my neck without stretching it. I do not have a chicken neck, in fact, most collars are snug on me. I have a 16.5" neck roughly. The collar of this jacket, at the base, zipper to zipper laid flat is a whopping 23.5 inches. That's 8 inches larger than a standard size L neck.
Take a look at the pictures and videos of the models wearing it and you can plainly see how ridiculously large the collar is.
Another issue is the sizing. I tried on about 3 or 4 jackets in size L, the same in XL and the same in XXL. The body felt pretty much the same between them all, the difference being how much stretch the waist hem gave and how long the sleeves were. Perhaps my local REI simply got a bad batch of jackets that were made on a Friday afternoon and they used the same abdomens for different sized hems and sleeves..
Anyway, I did buy the "largest large" they had, but it wasn't until a while later that I said to myself, man, this thing is not warm at all, and then I realized how abnormally large the collar was.
This sucks, I really really really wanted to love this thing, it looks so damn good. If this was $50 like the house brand jacket, then fine, but it's nearly 5 times the price.
Since it's made in China I will give Kuhl the benefit of the doubt, perhaps this new jacket, on it's initial run was not made properly. Guys, on the next run, have the factory producing these rework the collar, a piece of insulating clothing needs to insulate, if there is enough room around the collar to drive a school bus through you can use all the down on earth and the jacket will still be cold. Feel free to send me a jacket from the new batch.
I knew I shoulda got the Kollusion or Interceptr instead.
PS More softshell material on the upper back and the outside of the upper arms would be great.
PPS More down, at nearly a pound, this thing provides about the same insulation as a 100wt fleece sweater, but then again it's probably just the loose and open collar.
Is the hood stowable\removable? Or did you guys mistakenly put the pics of the non hooded version up?
The packaging says "nylon resists melting". Well, nylon actually does not resist melting, it welcomes it. I melted the thing the first time I used it AT HOME, on a real stove with a real pan. Not a superhot canister stove. If it can't stand up to a simple pancake it has no business in the field. The fork melted as soon as I put it into boiling water to stir some pasta. The spoon deformed as soon as I put it into a cup of baked beans.
Good thing my actual jetboil fell apart on me, using these in that would have been hazardous to my health
What are the dimensions and packed size?
What are the dimensions when not connected to a pad and lying flat on say a bed. IE both the top width and bottom width.
Drop down menu lists a traveler with pillow pocket. What is the size of that model? On the left hand side there is a "double rectangular" listed as 36x82. That is the one model NOT in the drop down, can I assume that that is the "traveler with pillow pocket"?
Is the hood snug fitting or is it made to wear a helmet underneath? How's the torso cut and length? Boxy or form fitting? Waist length or 5\8th? While I'm here, is the blue color only blue on the inside?
Anyone have a stuff size for a size L? I notice pretty much only mont bell offers stuff sacks and lists stuffed dimensions. While I'm here, what temp rating would you give this worn over a lightweight baselayer such as say a standard t0shirt or 150wt merino wool shirt?
Anyone try this on a Big Agnes, Exped or Nemo pad? I know the new expeds don't have any blow up valve to speak of but the older generation does. Wondering if they can accommodate this pump.
are the stated sizes correct for the standard q-cores? I know that the superlights left the factory undersizes by about 2 inches in width and length, wondering if the same holds true for the standard.
I noticed Nemo has a temp rating but no R-value. Does anyone have a link for any R-value data on nemo pads?
This may be a silly question, but is there access to the large vestibule from inside the tent? Or do you just park your bike and walk around to the other side to enter the tent? I was hoping to be able to utilize the vestibule for gear and have ready access to it.