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alo4695499 wrote a question about on April 10, 2012

Hi guys,

Planning on getting these bibs for winter alpine climbing, ice, and also ski tours where I will be waist deep in powder.
I am trying to chose between the Alpha SV, Theta SV, and a few others like the Patagonia Super Alpine.

How do the Alpha SV's go with trudging through the powder? Does anything get through the hems? I can't wear any external gaiters as this interferes with the touring boots I wear when I put them in walk mode.

Also, what makes these bibs more purpose built for climbing than the Thetas? If the Theta has everything that these pants have, plus the internal snow gaiters, I would just use the Thetas.

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alo4695499 wrote a question about on August 26, 2011

How do the sizings work for each of the layers? I am looking at buying this jacket for my emergency storm layer/messy ice climbing layer for NZ winter climbing, and so far my layers consist of a merino base, 100-weight polarfleece pullover, and a 3L eVent water resistant softshell active layer. Depending on the temp, I also have a lightweight down jacket that I can throw under the softshell.

All of my sizings above my polarfleece are a Large, so should I also get a large for the Alpha LT and hope that the sizing takes into account the layering? Or would it be safer to go for a XL to make sure that everything fits nicely? (especially when I factor in my down mid-layer).

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alo4695499 wrote a question about on August 8, 2011

I was wondering how well this pack compresses down when carrying a smaller load?
I will be using it as an all purpose mountaineering pack, but also for warmer rock climbing trips where I want to walk in with all my sleeping/camping gear plus a sizeable rack and rope and be able to dump the camping gear at a site and still be able to go cragging with this pack.
Also, not a necessity, but if it works I would also like to use this for days out ice climbing.

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