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Arthur E.

Arthur E.

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Arthur E.

Arthur E.wrote a question about on June 11, 2012

Cross posting from Theta SV...

My trusty Stoic hardshell recently bit it after 5 years of faithful use.

I'm now looking for a shell to last me the next decade. I live in the Pacific NW so hardshell is necessary given our weather.

I get in about 30 days of snowboarding a year (mostly resort, but I started doing more backcountry towards the end of the season).

I've started to get into mountaineering too. Mainly non-technical ascents but I'd like to get into more challenging stuff as my skills progress - ice climbing, etc. Oh, snowboard mountaineering is a definite goal as well.

I want to rely on ONE hardshell for everything. I'm considering either the Alpha SV or the Theta SV. It seems the main differences are:

Theta has bigger pockets (beer!)
Theta is longer

Are there strong arguments in favor of one or the other for my use? Does the Alpha's shorter length get annoying for skiing/snowboarding? Does the Theta's longer length interfere w/ harness?

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Arthur E.

Arthur E.wrote a question about on June 10, 2012

My trusty Stoic hardshell recently bit it after 5 years of faithful use.

I'm now looking for a shell to last me the next decade. I live in the Pacific NW so hardshell is necessary given our weather.

I get in about 30 days of snowboarding a year (mostly resort, but I started doing more backcountry towards the end of the season).

I've started to get into mountaineering too. Mainly non-technical ascents but I'd like to get into more challenging stuff as my skills progress - ice climbing, etc. Oh, snowboard mountaineering is a definite goal as well.

I want to rely on ONE hardshell for everything. I'm considering either the Alpha SV or the Theta SV. It seems the main differences are:

Theta has bigger pockets (beer!)
Theta is longer

Are there strong arguments in favor of one or the other for my use? Does the Alpha's shorter length get annoying for skiing/snowboarding? Does the Theta's longer length interfere w/ harness?

Oh, and why doesn't bc carry the Sidewinder SV?

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