Kristoffer N Jensen wrote an answer about Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag: 40 Degree Down on March 31, 2011
MTHW's Phantom 45 is also a bit lighter, 1-2 oz :)
MTHW's Phantom 45 is also a bit lighter, 1-2 oz :)
well, im 5'10, so yeah, should work - thanks for your help :)
Hello backcountry :)
Can anyone tell me how large the bivi pad is? Im wondering if it will cover from ass to feet if one is sleeping while sitting :)
Thank you ErkMD!
I found the weight for large on a british site, stated to be 502 grammes, which i think is very nice. I think i'll go for the large as i will mainly be using these to pull over my hiking pants.
Im pretty sure these will go to the top of my wishlist and when i get the money for insulated pants, these look like the choice!
Thank you Mike, i'll try out both and see what fits me the best!
How would you compare the Osprey Talon 33 to the Arc'teryx Axios 35? Is the Axios the extra 400 grammes worth?
How would you compare the Talon 33 to the Arc'teryx Axios 35? Is the Axios the extra 400 grammes worth?
mtn31, thank you very much, such info is VERY hard to find on the internet! The new MX lost some weight then, the old was 1 lb 5 oz in a medium!
Thank you very much rya, i'll go for the Large then. My local store should be having a 40% sale soon, maybe with the MX soon, so it will fit into my student budget ;)
Did anyone know the weigth in the Large size?
Does this have thump loops? i cant see from the pictures :)
Also, is the eyelet/perforated gussets extending all the way down the arms/side of the shirt, or is it just the back and arm pits?
Thanks a lot!
If you have a small head, it should fit right away - i have a fairly large head, size 58 (cm) and it is, as all arc'teryx hats, VERY tight on me :)
Your bum will almost always freece in the lifts, because you will compress the loft in your pant when sitting on it - however, primaloft handles this better than down.
A sitting mat would be your best option.
Hi Backcountry :)
So, in late september i bought these gloves, needing a windstopper glove that i could bike to school in (5 miles, winds up to 10m/s), and at same time could use for hikes, meaning they should be windproof, ligth, dexteriuos and good quality.
The Venta LT's is quite good value for a light windstopper glove, price is around the same ad competitors. They weight 79 grammes in the size large, wich is very good and among the ligthest i've seen.
The strech cuff is very good, it feels a bit fragile, but so far it has stood to being pulled over watches, baselayers and my 100 weigth fleece. The leather pulltap is very nice, and makes sure you dont kill the strech in the cuff when pulling them on.
The leather reenforcement on the palm is very good, handling medium fast abseils without damage.
They are totally windproof, allthough the seems are not taped. I haven't had wind coming in yet though. They can be a bit cold around the knuckles, when downhill biking, but thats due to the thin material.
When colder wether hits, i have had great succes with putting a icebreaker liner glove under, perfect fit.
Water resistance: Very good, but as mentioned, the gloves are not taped. I was on a full day hike, with the last four hours turning in to pretty heavy rain, and wore these as my only gloves. They were were good for drizzels, but after 2-3 hours of heavy rain the seams leaked, as expected, and upon arrival (4½ hours in heavy rain) they were soaked. They dried nigth over (with exposure to campfire) and where good the next day.
Bottom line: Seam tape would be nice, but would probably double price and bring up the weigth.
Also, a leather reenforcement would be nice on the index fingers, to avoid velcro snatch.
If you easily get cold hands, i dont think these gloves would be warm enough. I if where you i would go for something like the TNF Montana, which is a good entry level glove that provides good warmth. I used mine for biking to school in 30 F too, and was good for the first 1½ mile, after that i got too warm, but i always give it hell when im on my bike. If you biking in a medium tempo, without too much exercise, the Montanas will be good down to the 20's, maybe even 0 if you buy them large enough for a power strech glove inside :)
1: Im 5ft 11in, and wonder if the large would be big enough to fit over a pair of fitted but not snug hiking pants?
2: Will they at the same time fit under shell pants like the Arc'teryx Beta AR?
3: The weight is stated as 450, what size is this? What weight is the Large?
4: The material looks somewhat burly, is it really that ligthweight?
5: What zippers are used? YKK Vislon?
5.1: What closure is used for the pockets?
Can anyone (users or staff) put the 2010 Gamma MX Hoody, in a size Large, on a scale and tell me the weight? I know its 595 in the medium, but would really like to know the weigth for the large!
(I dont care whether its oz or grammes, I'll just find a converter)
Also, im 5 ft 11 in, 190 lbs, would the Large be the size to go for?
Hello Backcountry :)
I have a size question: usually i use size Large in most jackets (my shell, my fleece's, most tee's, some softshells), but i heard that this jacket runs sligthly big.
Im 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 187, (maybe 189) pounds and wants to fit an Icebreaker 260, and a ligth, close fitting Polartec 100 fleece, under the Atom LT.
What size should i go for?
If i where you, i would look at one of the Arc'teryx GoreTex-SoftShell jackets. They are waterproof, windproof, breatheble and is made for skiing. Look at the Stinger/Stingray models, maybe others :)