most seen in the wasatch mountains, the cascades, the alps, alaska range, with winds, the tetons, sierras
I used the Alpine suite a lot Bow hunting in the fall, and was just right for two hunters, with duffels, shoes, clothes, water, back packs, sleeping bags and pads. we camped near 10,000 feet and got a good thunderstorm with solid rain, wind, and hail, and it was so much better than camping in a small backpacking tent.
You can stand up, and get dressed. this is so nice. The walls are vertical, it feels like a great space.
Stout poles, upper sleeves and lower clips for good load transfer up high, and easy set up.
Pockets in the walls help you find the keys, and headlamp.
Some tent set up things i did to it to keep it weather tight:
set tent up with good tight pitch. get poles in first, then find someplace flat, use two people to make it easier and faster. Stake out and put moderate tension to pull the tent floor out flat. then add fly, and use web adjusters for even, and moderate tension.. make sure its tight. use side guy outs on the fly.
The fly has velcro hook and loop tabs, these attach to the poles. these are at guy out points, and the top brow pole. take the time to attach these it makes the tent stronger, and transfers loads from the guy points. it also keep water off.
Guy out the tent body with upper tie off guy points - 2 guy out points on each side really help hold it stable. more guy out points available near the door.
When coming in and out of the tent during a down pour, use the vestibule as a porch. open the fly, get in vestibule only, shut the fly zipper. then take off jacket that is soaked, and boots, then get into body of the tent, and will keep the inside mostly dry.
there are vents in the fly - use them to allow air flow, and minimize condensation.
the merino composite material is a good thick material, has a smooth nylon outer - this allows you to slide on a jacket easily, even a lined jacket like a soft shell.
The inner is merino wool, warm but very temp regulating. not super wind proof = very easy to regulate heat, moisture, being comfortable.
great stretch too!
easy to take care of - cold wash and hang it dry, or dry it ! does not shrink much at all, just dont put in hot dryer.
ha.. yes we need a curley video.....
The materials performance is related to the washing.... Wash often. Bacon grease from breakfast, sunscreen from morning, cheese from lunch, and sweaty palms from evening climb all make the DWR wear out.
Wash cold to warm water, use a nikwax tech wash, or a mild soap. avoid normal laundry detergent, it has surfactants (the opposite of DWR).
After a summer of washes and wears, for best performance, spray on a DWR. Nikwax softshell, or a TX direct. dry a bit on medium heat and it will evenly coat the outside, and make a Big improvement in maintaining DWR.
The key to a softshell working as a shell, is a strong water repellancy on the surface.
UPF 50 ratings on the shirts that are color, and a UPF 30 on the White.
Very light, but very tightly knitted.
Fitted would be a large, but you need to check arm length, and compare to size chart.
An XL would be good for layering under, and having plenty of arm length.
Stuff the coat into the kangaroo pocket, and the kangaroo pocket with turn inside out, with the entire jacket on the inside. the inside material of the kangaroo pocket is now showing, but its the sample body fabric. the best pillow....
the 150 is also made of very fine 17.5 micron merino wool - very soft and comfortable, and lightweight. the 200 gram per square meter uses 18.9 merino wool, more insulation and more durable wool.
A patch of material is good, and then use a seam grip, or aquaseal, or a Polyurethane glue. apply the glue to the patch and apply to the hole. then add a piece of wax paper and lay a large book or dictionary on top to keep it flat. wait over night and you have a patch that is well bonded and waterproof. The goretex patches, and other patches with a self adhesive on one side i have tried to do not stay on.
burnt orange jacket with the redrock zippers are live....
they are improved for sure... i use them for travel, and they are pretty good sounding, but after long over night flights, and long time with the buds in your ear, the skullcandy deboss hurts the inside of your ear.
foam is better, it stays in and grips with out making ear sensitive. get the comply replacement buds..
This is my first powder ski. They have the unique rocker and matched side cut that makes them easy to turn. but also makes them behave really well on the groomer to get back to the chair. they remind me of driving a mercedes S class, stable, reliable, heavy feeling, and want to go fast.
for a rocker ski, these are a great go to...
same shell material, and same laminate, but the two layer does not need the internal bonded layer, and so makes the material feel lighter
you can wash them, but i would not advise washing them a bunch of times.
the poly fill will hold up. hang dry
depending on the Ape factor, i would lean to XL. check the more detailed fit dimensions on the size chart, height is not enough data to say for sure. See Size? just under the select options bar....
bombshell bib is heavier face fabric for more durability. the three layer materials are heavier because of the internal layer. the bombshell insulated is only two layer - outside shell and membrane.
this jacket is warmer and more breathable. if you are looking for the powershield performance - which is a laminate and perhaps a little less bulk, check out the stoic welder lo.
great idea! to keep weight and bulk down on bombshells we do not add the extra zipper, but is a great feature for future!
medium should do well.. collar to inseam measure is about 33 inches on garment
height and weight is not quite enough to judge size... try using the size tab, just under the 'select options' this give you better specific dimensions for waist, and inseam. these measures will result in an athletic fit, if you want loose, go up a size.
it is not 100% windproof, as it has some air permeability features. about 95% windproof, with the remaining allowing some air exchange about 6-10 cfm. this allows the jacket to breathe when exerting in the mountains - hiking for side country gates, touring up alpine, or climbing. the TNF apex summit uses WINDBLOC - windproof, but poor breathability - means you can get wet with exertion