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bijh wrote a question about on March 2, 2014

how would this compare to an uninsulated jacket of Polartech Neoshell? The numbers for this jacket's breathability is off the charts, but I keep hearing about how great Neoshell is even though the numbers don't correlate (I've seen 10k/10k listed). Apples to apples comparison with the 2 fabrics or tough to show with test numbers? thanks

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bijh wrote an answer about on June 1, 2013

I think it's 2. G3's website says pair, their instructional video shows 1 sack being used with 1 skin, and I got that confirmation from a backcountry employee when i used their live chat to confirm. I'd recommend double checking on it to be sure though.

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bijh wrote an answer about on October 12, 2012

I think that number is wrong, but ask them yourself with the 'live chat' - they'll even do a physical measurement for you and email you back if needed.They had similar numbers listed for their stoic bombshell jacket and review pictures showed a 6'4 guy wearing an XL around mid thigh length, so definitely not a halter top.

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bijh wrote an answer about on October 6, 2012

The Stoic Bombshell jacket is designed more specifically for snowsports. It has a snowskirt (removable) if you want one and the pit zips are mesh lined to keep out snow - a feature that a lot skiers/boarders usually appreciate until you get into the backcountry hiking crowd that wants unimpeded airflow for max ventilation. The Bombshell is slightly stretchy which will aid in active sports, and based on reviewers pics I think the Bombshell is longer cut (which is good for snow). They are both 3L waterproof/breathable material, but the Vaporshell is intended more as a shell for precipitation. The Bombshell would probably be the better jacket for inbounds skiing/riding that will work well on the occasional hike. But I'm going to be trying this Vaporshell out as a splitboarding shell, since it's meant to be so breathable and will be able to pack away quite easily - I don't feel like I really need a powder skirt that much when I've got a backpack strapped up really tight for riding. I'm just sizing up to increase the length and allow for layering.

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bijh wrote an answer about on October 4, 2012

I've found it useful to be able to add more than 3 inches of length above my 'normal length' ski pole when touring for switchbacks and traversing - increase the height of your downhill and you have a more stable platform. My recommendation would be the bigger size if you're that close. If you're ski touring, I don't think it's worth not adding an extra 15grams , but for splitboarding but it's gotta be worth it in your opinion to carry an extra 2 inches (fully compacted size) on your pack. I splitboard, and I have the longer size.

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bijh wrote a question about on March 6, 2010

Hi. Are the weight/board size suggestions based on all mountain riding or powder riding? I'm roughly 155-160lb, and was expecting to need something close to 160 but based on your sizing recs I'm below the 157 and 154 weight limits. I'm looking for something to be a fun powder deck. Japan deep kinda powder.
Thanks

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