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adetchells1384214 wrote a question about on May 17, 2013

I'm looking to hang up my split board/snowboard setup this climb season/next resort season and return to skiing. I plan to do a roughly even amount of ski touring/ski mountaineering and resort skiing and I'm looking for a one ski quiver. Performance in pow is important, but if I give up something I'd rather it be that than PNW crud crushing, edge-holding ability or weight. I'm looking at the Hang5, Huascaran and Revert... any advice?

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adetchells1384214 wrote an answer about on June 11, 2012

Wish I could comment on Brandon's question. The alpha sv description said something about a climbing harness keeper loop. Does the theta offer any similar advantage or is that just compensation for the shorter length? By the down portion you mean it covers your butt with the drop back better? By layering you mean it has a more generous fit?

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adetchells1384214 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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adetchells1384214 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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