EricB

EricB

    New Feature

    Browse Your Followers or See Who You're Following

  • #2892of 19798

Eric's Bio

EricB

EricB wrote a review of on January 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large

I only have a few days with these pants, but I can share some design/fit information.

I am 5'9" 165lbs 33x30 pant. I tried on both the Medium and the Small, and went with the small. I could have gone either way depending on if I wanted a very loose vs. traditional fit. They fit slightly slimmer than my Patagonia Snowshot pants, and are shorter so I don't step on the cuffs in the parking lot.

The material doesn't have much stretch to it, but I suppose there is some. The pockets zipper down to close which takes some time getting used to. The outer leg zips are awesome, but start an inch from the top instead of 12" down so they look a little odd when unzipped. Inner's are great.

(1)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

EricB

EricB wrote an answer about on October 28, 2013

The "Touring Norm" are slightly rockered soles for easier walking, compatible with specific bindings.
The "Tech Norm" are compatible with Tech bindings.

(0)

 

EricB

EricB wrote an answer about on December 7, 2011

After talking with a Mountain Hardware rep I was able to find out that they tested their Thermic Micro to have a clo of .76. I believe PL Eco is .74 so they should initially have the same warmth.

Loft retention would play a much more important role when comparing the two since we all know that after being packed down again and again all synthetics loose their loft and insulating values.

(1)

 

EricB

EricB wrote an answer about on November 22, 2011

I also attempted to contact Backcountry multiple times about clo values and didn't get a real answer either.

I've been skiing with their Welder Insulated (100g cirrus and a slightly heaver shell) and have been happy with it over a midweight baselayer 80% of the time skiing in Utah. Its been used on 5 degree days with a R1 and 320 weight merino midlayer and comfortable with pit zips open at 40. It did fine on bluebird days, but when it was puking out the fabric wetted out.

I recently picked up a nano puff to use under a new eVent shell. Id say the warmth while testing them standing outside wasn;t as dramatic as I was hoping. The stoic was warmer, but not considerably. Its probally closer to PL Eco or Infinity than Primaloft one.

However for skiing, this jacket is fine, for lightweight hiking - id look somewhere else.

**Real world active use could vary from my sedentary use sitting on my porch.**

(0)

 

0 Answers

EricB

EricB wrote an answer about on July 28, 2011

The weight is spot on, it was actually slightly underweight at just 2.25 oz (medium) on my scale.

Haven't used it yet, but initial impressions were that it is SUPER thin, even for a windshell. It seems much more fragile than pertex, but like I said I have not worn it outside yet.

Will post real review soon.

(0)

 

load more