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Idtmcp5420 wrote an answer about on August 8, 2012

Id say if you go Sea to Summit, it seems they run a little shorter, so I might stick with regular. I own the 19 Degree (long at 6'1"), and I have owned Marmot 800-fill down bags. Sea to summit is of much higher quality, unquestionably. The Nanoshell technology seems to do its job, my bag stays drier than others without a waterproof shell, as well as being highly breathable. The degree level is up to you; they both have the same feature set.

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Idtmcp5420 wrote a question about on July 22, 2012

I have a few questions about this jacket compared to the Theta SV. Will these two fit the same, besides back length? Does this jacket have a drop tail? Would the pit zips be the same length? Do the inside pockets have the same volume (big enough to hold skins?) Does this have the upper elastic cord in the pockets? Does the hood have all the same adjustments? It says it does but I don't see any adjustment cords in the pictures. Anything else I should know thats different between the two jackets?

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Idtmcp5420 wrote a review of on June 23, 2012

5 5

Sweet pants, more water-resistant and more breathable than my Stoic Overhangs, but also set me back quite a bit more. Pretty lightweight, and has 5 zippered pockets, although I doubt I'll really ever use the knee pockets because it is annoying to have something resting against my knee when hiking, etc. Will be using these for 3+ seasons hiking, mountaineering, and splitboading once I get a hardboot setup (they wouldn't fit over regular snowboard boots). The belt system works well.

I ordered the Bungee Cord, size L, and at 6'1", 190, these pants fit perfectly. Only problem was the picture shows a light brown color with contrasting dark brown zippers. The pants I got are a lot more gray with matching zippers. I like the pants in the picture better, but the ones I got are just fine so I'll be keeping them. They just look nothing like the picture, which happens to be on the Norrona website as well. Other than that, I probably wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair if I had an excuse.

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Idtmcp5420 wrote a question about on December 14, 2011

Just got these skins, and took them out for the first time yesterday. It was my first time splitboarding, and I don't ski, so it was the first time I had used skins at all. I had them cut by a shop, and when I went to take them out of the bag at the start of the run, they had been stuck glue on glue and were somewhat difficult to separate. My friend told me that storing them glue on glue was bad for the skins, and would eventually ruin the glue, however some of the reviews Ive read seem to indicate otherwise. I lost the tag with instructions, so I wanted to make sure I am doing the right thing while storing.

So, a) how should I store at room temp? With cheat sheets? glue on glue? Roll it up?
b) same question but for alpine conditions?
c) anything else you think I might need to know about storage

Thanks, Ian

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Idtmcp5420 wrote an answer about on November 30, 2011

Actually, the Stoic Bertol Guide Pants utilize a different Schoeller material, however I'm not quite sure which one. The difference can be seen in the compositions of the Schoeller materials: (94% Nylon, 6% Spandex) for the Bertol Guide, whereas (73% Nylon, 18% Polyester, 9% Spandex) for the backcountry.com tour se.

As for insulation, it says the lining is midweight, so think a midweight pair of long underwear. The backcountry.com tour se does not have any form of insulation. The only other difference is weight, as far as I can tell comparing the specs. The backcountry.com tour se weighs 6oz more.

I may be wrong, as I own neither of these pants, so feel free to correct me if you know otherwise. I would also appreciate someone from BC chiming in, as they would probably be able to give a better explanation than me.

Hope this helps.

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Idtmcp5420 wrote a review of on November 27, 2011

4 5

Nice piece, obviously one of the lightest on the market. Has no hand pockets, as others have mentioned, but why would you need hand pockets on a piece that is meant to be layered? I am in love with my Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka, which, with and XL seems perfectly tailored to my body (6'1", 185). However, this jacket in XL did not fit. I listened ad read that the jacket was short, so I was expecting that, however the sleeves are just giant! There seems enough excess material in the sleeve that they could have had a longer, better fitting jacket than what the final product was, at least for me anyways. IMO, I would try on before you buy so you know how the fit will be. On a positive note, the 900-fill down is superb and the outer layer of fabric is durable enough to withstand a decent amount of abuse.

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