Came to know about the Mammut Cargon Duffel thru a Japanese outdoor gear website. I was drawn it by its stark good looks!. Jet black with ferrari red trim!
The build quality is excellent. From the materials to the thoughtful pockets, the haul straps that double-up as a back-pack straps.
I got the smallest version as i already have a L size Base Camp Duffel from The North Face.
This duffel has received compliments twice! Both times at the airport from the immigration officers :)
Check it out!
Thanks. Eventually i got the Chugach 12 instead. Nice compact size!
I own 2 GTD shirts, one is a 2011 model and the other is 2012 with Flashdry.
I wear a size "S". The fit is close but not next-to-skin tight. Material is meshy, with the underarm panel and spinal area having more perforation for ventilation.
Usually wear them for the weekly hikes i do. They both dry within a reasonable time.
I wore the Flashdry version on a recent 2 week trip to Nepal. The area where my daypack straps rub ( rib area ) caused some minor fabric pilling.
Is there a difference between the Flashdry and non-flashdry version? Well, a simple test i did was after washing them and hanging them both to dry, the flashdry version got dry faster.
In conclusion. Flashdry works!
I got the 2011 version with the zip
I am 5 feet 11 inches, 160 pounds. I bought size "S". The fit is perfect. Body-hugging yet not in a skin-tight, suffocating way. Material feels light. The seams look very well done and the zip runs smooth.
I used this primarily as my base layer to sleep in with my sleeping bag
Got to use it during my 2 week trip in Nepal, where 10 days were spent trekking and sleeping in tea-houses.
It felt comfortable.
During the initial nights, i have not yet dialed the right adjustments on my sleeping bag. Meaning, how much should i zip it up, or cinch the hood, etc.
One night i found myself feeling very claustrophobic ( as i had zipped it all the way like a mummy!), my body over-heated and i woke up perspiring.
After unzipping the sleeping bag, i immediately pulled the 1/4 zip down to cool off. I did not bother to get out of the bag to towel myself dry and went back to sleep.
In the morning my body was dry and so was this shirt. How great!
I wore this for about 7 nights, and it did not hold any odors.
I am 5 feet 11 inches, 156 pounds.
I bought a size "S".
This shirt is close to skin-tight. Which is fine for me as i meant to use this as a base layer.
The length of the arms are just perfect. It rests at the end of my wrists.
Unfortunately this also means that i will have to suck in my tummy if i choose to walk around with just this top.
I am 5 feet 11 inches, 156 pounds.
I bought a size "S".
Just got this shirt so this is just an initial review.
Compared to the Icebreaker mondo zip long sleeve, which is also a 200 weight merino wool, the GT quest is less body hugging.
For some this may be a blessing as you can safely wear this over your trekking pants and not feel overly body conscious.
I will post a more thorough review after i use this later in the year.
How much down (In ounces) is in this jacket?
I have a question on the "Black" version. Are the insides in an orange like color?
I have a question with regards to the version in "Black". Is the interior of the pack Orange in color?
This shirt is very simple. I have to admit i was drawn to the color ways . The contrasting zipper at the chest!.
I am 5'11" and 154pounds and i ordered size "S" but found it too figure hugging. So i returned it and bought another size "M".
I'd say the fit is "comfort, not really tailored.
Material is stretchy, dries fast.
I ordered 1, liked it and ordered another 2.
My suggestion is get 1 size bigger unless you like it figure hugging.
This is my first TNF button down short sleeve shirt.
I like the cut. It fits close yet not overly baggy, Size S fits me well. I am 5'11" and 154 pounds.
As described the material has a stretch. All buttons are small plastic snap type, and the collar has an additional flap that, when the collar is pulled out, helps to protect your neck from the sun. The chest pocket adds a "techie" look to the shirt.
Been wearing it for a few months now and it is comfortable, perspiration dries really fast. I hope TNF will bring out a few more colors!
Probably the only caveat with this shirt - is that the collar does not look smart as the extra flap keeps sliding out. Small issue.
Overall i like this shirt.
I was drawn to the simple design of this pants. When it arrived i took note of how light it is. 10oz. Yet it has 3 zippered pockets ( no back pocket ) and a belt.
The material is soft, thin yet stretchy.
The cut is close yet not too tailored. MH claims its durable enough for the backcountry. I will test it when i go to Nepal in november for a 2 week trek.
So far i've only worn it in urban conditions. The material seems to keep clean as i hardly see any stains-even though i kneel quite often during my job.
There are some things which can be improved.
1) zippered hand pockets can be made a little wider
The pair i got from Backcountry was too big. It is a size 34 waist but when i measured it was almost 38!
I managed to get another pair size 30 which fit me perfectly! ( i am size 34 waist)
Overall this is my favorite Hiking Pants right now!
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