Boulder and anywhere else that is awesome.
I used the suit for the first time at Silverton Mountain. It was a deep day but rough conditions (cold and blowing). Did a bunch of hiking that day (as really any day at Silverton involves lots of uphill), and the suit was great. Breathed really well on the long (~45 minute) slogs, stretched nicely for both hiking and skiing, and when the weather turned to crap, it kept me warm. There were a couple hours when the sun was out, and I wanted to use the "roll up" system, and I did find it a bit difficult to get into and out of the torso of the suit, and it wasn't all that easy to create a clean roll around my waist. But once I did, it made for smooth sailing. The Gore fabric was burly, and I loved the freedom of movement and simplicity of the suit. Overall, a killer piece!
Yes- this jacket has high loft fleece in the arms and shoulders. Super comfy and well-fitting. Fleece gives it breathability along with warmth.
This is a freakin TOASTY jacket. Super stuffed with 700-fill down, a large, helmet compatible and removable hood, and stretch stitching. It moves really well with your body as you move, feels incredibly light, and has nice finishes like a soft, stretch cuff at the wrist, so it'll be snug over your bare wrists, or well fitting over gloves. Standing in the cold belaying? This is the perfect jacket for you then... And yes, it has the 2 way zips as well.
The Millet Down Alpine Jacket is my go-to down piece. It is buttery smooth to the touch and is super warm. Millet uses a really high quality down fill here- 700, but also 95% "puff" of down, and only 5% quill. This is the highest quality down ratio on the market. Ever had a down jacket where the feathers are sticking out like little spikes? Yeah, that's likely because that jacket had a low quality down ratio, like 80/20, or 70/30...
So 95/5 700 fill duck down gives you crazy warmth, lightness, and no feathers poking through your jacket. Last thing on the Down Alpine: $279 is a steal for a jacket with that quality of down, and a pertex quantum face fabric.
Don;t just take my word for it though... Check out Millet athlete, Matty Hong, Staying warm with the Down Alpine before sending "Cage Free Assis" V13.
This jacket was developed by the French High Mountain Military group for their expedition of crossing the Darwin Cordillera in 2011. This was the first successful crossing of the Darwin despite many attempts. The jacket is Gore Windstopper Endurance (windproof, weatherproof) face fabric, combined with overlapping baffles of primaloft. That means no cold spots, and a super warm piece no matter what nature throws at you. Check out the video (unfortunately all in French), but it gives you an idea of just how awful the weather was!
Highlights of the new Millet ski touring line.
Designed specifically for high-output, this jacket will breathe like crazy when you're skinning up the hill and leaving your sweaty comrades in the dust. You'll stay dry from the inside and out, thanks to Polartec Neoshell, the most breathable fabric on the market. When you get to the top and it starts nuking, the 10k waterproof-ness and DWR finish won't let any moisture in. Then you toss your skins in the perfectly-designed skin pockets, complete with drains. It's a sharp-looking piece as well, complete with reflective logo and taping so you can be seen during alpine starts. And it only weighs .99lbs. Check the video for complete specs on the new Millet ski touring line.
Highlights of the new Millet Trilogy Series- GTX PRO Jacket, Xloft midlayer, Downtek hoodie, and Trilogy 30 pack. Designed and tested by the Chamonix Mountain Guides, official partners of Millet.
I've been approaching in the Rock Hoppers for a few months now, and most recently used them on the Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton. The shoes were super comfy for the 8-mile slog in, and they were absolutely perfect for the 5.5 ridge climbing on the Upper Exum. The stiffer rubber at the toe, coupled with the reinforced toe-box makes them great for climbing/scrambling and gives em solid durability. The midsole is just the right stiffness for roll and flex on trails, while the padded upper makes them super comfy. Plus I think they just look awesome. Enjoy!
On "Metrosexual (7a)" in Mallorca, Spain. The Myo's did great and I'm still climbing on them after many days in Mallorca- which is a rough place for shoes... Think very salty water on rubber and microfiber.
These are sweet pants for climbing and just lookin' stylish. The fabric is super soft and stretchy, and is cordura fabric- so it's burly. Perfect for long days of trad cragging where you'll be grinding em against the rock.
I just used these pants for the first time on a 4 day creek trip. They are super comfy while also being burly. They held up really well on the multiple pitches of grinding against the rock, thanks to the armored canvas fabric. They climb super well due to the 4-way stretch panels in the crotch and knees. I was surprised by how light they were even with a burly face fabric, and the drawcord makes for an easily adjusted fit.
These Millet pants are the shizz. Millet was the first company (and still on of the only) to carry this fabric- a GORE Windstopper Xfast stretch 3L. What's all that mean? A super-stretchy, windproof layer that is very abrasion resistant. I climb in the W3 WDS pants (same exact fabric as the Oregon), and I've even been slammin' kneebars with em. I 've been very impressed by how there are no snags/scratches/ pilling on the pants after rubbing them against rock, and hiking through trees on the way to the crag. They are pricey- but you'll have em forever.
How do I start on this watch? I've had mine for probably 3 years now, and wear it all the time. It's bomb-proof, although I do wish the glass was a bit more scratch-resistant. Maybe the new version is? I've done an expedition to the top of Aconcagua with this thing, and it's altimeter was accurate down to a few feet. I love the large display, that makes it easy to see your stats when running. It's super easy to use, and the buttons seem are still kickin' strong. I have the brown-leather one, so it's a classy looking piece, and I get mad compliments on it, like "hey, that's a sweet watch!". Word. In a nutshell- a bomber watch that just keeps ticking.
The Millet Wall 32 is so simple, yet so well done. Openings down the entire back make for uber-easy access. Little features like daisy chain loops on the outside add some tech. It's light, and made from recycled industrial materials. And the cordura-style fabric on the bottom and sides add a burl factor to ensure it lasts a lifetime. All this for $35?! Why wouldn't you own one?
This jacket has primaloft in the chest/body and back. Not in the arms, that is where the softshell material is.
The Millet Mojay shirt fits awesome (nicely accentuates the ol' pipes), looks great, and has nice details- such as metal buttons lined with burl plastic, and mesh vents in the neck for extra wicking. I wear mine for meetings, evenings on the town, and even to hike in. Peep the photo- on the side of a very misty Volcano in Nicaragua!
The Millet Expert Pants are simply awesome. I have used them on many a cold ice climbing day in RMNP, as well as on an expedition to Aconcagua. I loved the comfortable, elastic waist, the zip fly that allows you to easily take care of biz on cold mountains, and the full side zips that make it easy to slip them on over big mountain boots. Every evening on Acon when the sun would dip behind the mountain, I would slide these bad boys on and stay nice and warm. Plus they are light, and come with a burly compression sack, so they don't take up an obnoxious amount of space in your pack. If you are planning on being out in extremely cold conditions, get these pants!
The shell of these pants is super durable, being a Pertex Endurance fabric. They also have burly, cordura-like reinforcements on the knees and ankles.
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