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joomington2240041 wrote an answer about on September 11, 2012

The Atom LT has hand pockets too...

Other differences: The Aphix seems to have a longer cut or at least less of a drop-trail than the Atom, and it seems to be made from more a traditional "shiny" nylon fabric that are also potentially more wind-proof? Also it has 80gsm vs. 60gsm Coreloft, so it's warmer.

So in summary I would say: warmer, heavier, shinier, more windproof, less breathable?

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joomington2240041 wrote a review of on July 19, 2012

5 5

I love multiple use gear where you don't end up sacrificing anything. This thing works so well as a pump, just fill it up and compress, only takes a few pumps. Plus it doubles as a super-lightweight, big dry bag. Personally I don't like taking multiple dry sacks, nor do I like taking massive pack liners. For me the 45L capacity (which is not stated on this page) is a perfect size to put sleeping bag, clothes and food in. And best of all you get it at no weight penalty: this weighs 70g while Sea to Summit's biggest dry bag weighs 65g and is only 35L!

Bottom line: if you own an Exped mat, get one! And ditch your old dry bags while you're at it.

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joomington2240041 wrote a review of on June 6, 2012

4 5

I put one of these on the scales and it came in around 590 grams, about 150g less than the claimed weight. Can't say I'm surprised though, North Face products almost never weigh close to the listed weights -- often the listed weight is higher as in this case!

Whoever at North Face is responsible for the weighing of garments and the inputting of weight data onto the websites and catalogs needs to be re-trained or fired. Seriously, a 5 year old could do the job more accurately.

Neat jacket btw. Similar to an Atom SV.

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joomington2240041 wrote an answer about on April 17, 2012

The Zeus and Hi-Loft Sweater may be comparable in warmth to each other but they are not comparable to the heavier Nuptse, which, while it uses (slightly) lower fill power down, and has a (slightly) heavier face fabric, is filled with much more down, and is therefore much warmer. The Nuptse will have the most durable face fabric of the three, all three will be wind-proof.

Go with the Zeus or Hi-Loft if you want light and warm, go with the Nuptse if you want more warmth at the expense of more weight.

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joomington2240041 wrote an answer about on November 23, 2011

I wear a medium in most regular TNF stuff and a large in most of their summit series gear (like the upcoming Alpine Project Windstopper), and the medium Point Five Jacket is just right on me. Maybe if I were trying to get a Nuptse jacket under it I would want a large, but it fits nicely over a Thunder jacket and a baselayer, which is the most insulation I would normally wear under it. If you needed more warmth during stops you'd throw a big belay parka over the whole lot.

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joomington2240041 wrote an answer about on November 14, 2011

The Nepal Evo Gtx are a fully rigid mountaineering boot even more so than these. They are warmer and just as stiff as these, with stiffer uppers and more ankle support, but heavier. They are more of an all-around boot, it's true, but that just means they'll be great for everything whereas these might not be enough for some conditions. These are lighter and therefore more nimble for vertical stuff, but the Nepals will handle long approaches much better and still be great for steep stuff. If you want an all-round boot the consensus is clear: get the Nepal Evo Gtx.

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joomington2240041 wrote an answer about on October 31, 2011

The Gamma is more breathable? Haven't tried either so can't comment but if that's true it's a big error on Arc's part. This is a classified as a hardfleece which are meant to be more breathable but less protective than softshells. The Gamma LT might breathe better than this but this is definitely *meant* to be more breathable than the Gamma MX, which is *meant* to be a fully featured, protective mountain softshell.

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joomington2240041 wrote an answer about on October 27, 2011

Neoshell is more breathable than eVent but being brand new is untested whereas eVent is now tried and true. That said every review I've read has been very positive. Be careful if buying a Neoshell jacket however because a lot of manufacturers are using a fleece-lined version, and for some reason trying to market it as a "waterproof softshell". That's fine for cold weather and most mountaineering I suppose but not great for warmer weather when you're getting really active. As far as I know only Rab and Westcomb are making unlined Neoshell jackets, and 66 North is bringing one out soon.

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