I wouldn't exactly call these light... they're almost 2 lbs per boot! if you want something for 3 season only I would look at leather gore-tex hiking boots, the Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boot, or possibly the Scarpa Kailash GTX Boot , might be a better option, and would be a bit more comfortable to walk in because of their less stiff soles. But these could certainly work too... just seem a little, "over the top".
If he usually wears larges I would say go with that, from the measurements you gave that is what I would have suggested anyways.
Sure, this pack could work fine for a women.
I'm just hazarding a guess here, as I don't own this pack my self, but it looks like a pump pocket, for fitting a small bike pump into.
Jamie, according to sierra designs' website both the s/m and m/l have the same capacity of 15L. Often with packs that are this small a torso length difference won't effect the volume as much as it does in larger packs.
I would say that a large frame would probably be best for both of them, they are pretty big guys! (for reference I am 6'1" and usually wear a large backpack frame myself)
Probably want a large for that size pack.
GusGus, Neither of the jackets are zip-in compatible, but they could still work well as a layering system. If you want a mid layer and shell combo I would say this combined with the non-insulated mountain light shell would be a great combo. If you already have the insulated version and just want something to add a little more cold weather chops to the jacket then this would also work well enough. Stay warm out there!
I personally have limited experience with Pertex Shield, but if I was going to be trekking and motorcycling across SE asia for 3 months I would not choose this jacket. I would look instead for a more traditional material with an inner membrane. Something like the patagonia torrentshell, or the MH plasmic jacket would probably both work fine if you don't want to lay down a ton of money. If you want something higher quality then that look for jackets made with 3L Gore-tex or eVent materials, as they are often very durable, waterproof, and can serve many functions as a shell other then just being a rain jacket. They do cost upwards of $300 usually though, so it is an investment.
I would suggest a M, you will probably be dealing with some extra fabric hanging around on a large.
if 30F is the coldest you expect to experience you should be fine with this jacket. This also depends on what you will be doing though. If you want it to wear while skiing, sure more then warm enough. If you want it to throw it on at the peak while hiking, should be fine. If you are going to be standing around for hours on end not moving... maybe not the best choice, but with a good baselayer and a shell it would probably be fine even for that. How hot your body tends to run also effects this, as temperature is a very personal thing.
Not to be snarky, but that depends on how much room their is under your shell. If you buy both this and a shell in the normal size that fits your comfortably then yes, you should be able to fit this under a shell without any issue. If you have a skintight shell then you might struggle to comfortably fit this under it.
If they suggested the Nilas then I think you will want to look at something a bit warmer then this jacket. This jacket is a very lightweight down jacket, thus why it is so much cheaper. The Nilas is a very warm jacket that has a lot of down fill, will keep you warm in much colder temps then this, and is constructed in a more complicated manner, thus why it is so much more expensive. You could also look at the MH Chillwave Jacket or the MH Kelvinator Jacket, both of which are a bit cheaper then the Nilas. You should probably check with your guide company if you are unsure though, and possibly ask if they can suggest a cheaper alternative, as they will have the best idea of what conditions you might encounter.
Despite the fact that the picture deceivingly looks like 3/4 length according to UA's website they are full length.
He could probably fit in either a Small or Medium. If you think he would prefer a more fitted jacket then Small might be a better bet. What size does he wear in other jackets or fleeces? The Bombshell jackets fit pretty typically compared to other jackets in my opinion.
This question was answered below, and as stated there: "No, only the Marmot Warmlight fleece and the Cauldron Jacket and Vest are zip in compatible."
You could easily wear this fleece under any shell though and it will work perfectly fine. There isn't really a need to zip the two layers together.
This jacket is lined with fleece that is bonded to the inside of the jacket. If it is warm enough to wear in the temps you listed depends on how warm your body tends to be, and what you are doing. There is a big difference in jacket needs between standing around, skiing, or hiking up a mountain. I would say that I personally would feel comfortable wearing this over a t-shirt while standing around/walking around town down to around 20F, but I also live in Maine where it regularly drops below 0, so my idea of cold comfort is different them some other peoples.
Tom, I believe that this belt is about 38" inches long... which means it will fit like a 36" waist max. Think you might be out of luck on this one unfortunately.
The down in this Jacket is not Hydrophobic, which usually means that the manufacturer has coated the down with a special coating that makes the down resistant to absorbing water. This jacket does have a Pertex shell though, which is a water resistant fabric, so you can wear this in wettish conditions and it should shed water for a bit.
Sure, you totally could. Might not be the warmest combo out there though, and as an east coast skier I know how cold it can be at the top of the loaf on some days. I would personally suggest a mid weight fleece, something like the Patagonia R2, or maybe a synthetic piece like the Patagonia Nano Puff. (If you don't want pattaguchi, pretty much every company has comparable pieces, just look around)
Seeing as you are wearing a hardshell on top of everything, there really isn't much need for the soft-shell (and it won't give you a heck of a lot of warmth), unless you are planning to be taking the hardshell off and just having the soft-shell on for hiking/skinning.
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