biking, hiking, mountainering, camping, running, kayaking, canoeing, exploring, boldering
The MH is going to be a good bit heavier, if that matters to you. The MH will resists tearing, rips and the like better but it will not be at all water resistant. the Marmot will do a better of job of shedding light water, though as you may know synthetic still maintains its warmth fairly well even when wet. as for warmth, there isnt much difference. It comes down to what it will be sued for, if it is going to take a beating i say MH but if it is going to be for use under a jacket and or just walking around, marmot may be the ticket
Bmac, its a unique fit in my opinion. its short in length (so it fits well under a shell), but not to terribly then that you wont fit anything under it. it has a nice tapered fit. i am 5'10 170 and a medium fits just snug enough. has a little room but not puffy by any means. i have a better sweater and i would say in with (around the chest and stomach) it is very similar, though the better sweater is longer booth in the sleeves and in the torso. the arms are also slightly roomier in the puff to accommodate layers under it.
mbolang2259811, it really depends on how you want it to fit. If you are just going to be wearing this over a base layer like a cap and for lounging around the house then i believe a L should be just fine for you. if you go for a XL the sleevs will be rather long and there will be significant bulking up around the mid section. however, if you are going to be wearing this over more than a layer or 2 i would say you may think about the XL, but i think the L should suit you just fine as it does have a good amount of stretch to it.
Mattyshred, i believe this is the 2 layer conduit
i bought another one of these just a few weeks ago, and it is my second R4. i love my first and wouldnt have bough another were it not for the fact that i recently have been living in the city and needed a jacket that i could just throw on and feel guaranteed in the wind proofing and the warmth factor. my older one was simply getting worn and not the prettiest looking anymore haha. i love this jacket, it is incredibly warm and truly is windproof. i can honestly wear this with just a t-shirt or plain old cotton long sleeve underneath in temps that are at or below freezing. it is that warm. to warm infact for any winter hiking on the east coast that i have experienced. i own a patagonia down sweater and it gets very little use other than on the coldest days while snowboarding (under a shell). this jacket has simply replaced the need for that jacket on most occasions.
that said this design does have its flaws. when trying this on i saw that it dodnt have the draw string on the wast and the cuffs around the wrists were a little loose. i said "whatever, how much of a difference can it possibly make!?" well i must say that it does have an effect. it was cold and VERY windy this weekend in Tremblant (a little vacation) and i saw a difference between this new R4 and my old one. it wasnt that it was less warm so much as occasionally i would get a blast of cold air in my midsection and it was uncomfortable and unnerving. i know i am nit picking but it does make a difference when you personally are on the line.
all things considered though i would make the purchase again. it is a great jacket, does all that it is supposed to do and more. but i would tell you this, if you have the opportunity to pick up an older version with the draw string at the wast, or can afford to wait until next years model to see if they will revert back to their old ways that i would suggest doing it. but if not dont worry! this jacket will serve you extraordinarily well!
i love it and for the life of me cant understand why more people dont pick this up, it looks incredible, feels incredible (my girlfriend is a HUGE fan) and last forever. pull the trigger, doooo itttttt!
Jang, this jacket is going to be pretty darn waterproof, though it is not gore. this means it wont stand up to all day downpours, though i doubt that is what you are looking for. if you need a jacket for left access skiing then this will be just fine. the reason i say lift access is that this wont be very breathable when it comes to skinning or long treks up the mtn. i would like to suggest however that you look at a jacket like the marmot Morzine. it will be a little better quality than the Columbia and will provide just as much waterproofing as well as better breath ability. the only difference is that it isnt seam sealed. though if you need this for what i imagine you do that wont be an issue.
sorry BC, i wanted to buy another 1/4 zip but unfortunately you don't carry it... had to go elsewhere to buy one. you should really get on that, its a terrific piece. i gave 5 stars for the better sweater, but i would give BC 1 star for not having it, somewhat frustrating that i have to give someone else my business...
such a great pullover! has great mobility, is uber warm, not bulky and looks sweet too! i love thing thing, its so easy to throw on in so many situations. i wear it to soccer and lax games, throw it in my bag for short hikes when i might get chilly, around the fire and just re;axing at home. it is incredibly versatile, durable and just plain awesome! about to pull the trigger and get another one (im thinking orange since i already have the green!)
Just posted this on the Talus page but figured i would post here as well...is there a significant difference in warmth between this and the Talus jacket? i want a soft shell that is reasonably warm on its own. basically looking for just wind resistance, durability and somewhat water repellent. a priority is placed on durability though. any suggestions. if it helps im 5'10 175 and prefer a jacket that isnt form fitting but isnt terribly baggy either. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (i already have windproof soft shells and water proof soft shells, just looking for something in between basically.
is there a significant difference in warmth between this and the Guide jacket? i want a soft shell that is reasonably warm on its own. basically looking for just wind resistance, durability and some water repentance. a priority is placed on durability though. any suggestions. if it helps im 5'10 175 and prefer a jacket that isnt form fitting but isnt terribly baggy either. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (i already have windproof soft shells and water proof soft shells, just looking for something in between basically.
i picked one of these up last fall and used it relentlessly during the fall, winter and spring. it got the most use of any jacket i own last winter besides my shell. it cuts the fiercest of winds and does pretty darn well in snow and light rain as well. i got mine a little larger so i could throw a cap and light fleece under it or simply a hoody if im just out in DC. it isnt the warmest by itself but put something under it and you will be toasty, guaranteed! the durability is incredible as well, it took some serious abuse and still functions flawlessly. there are a few burns on it from stray embers and some stains from putting it through the ringer but i like it better this way, it has some character now, and holds a special place in my heart
has anybody had a chance to check this jacket out first hand? i was wondering how soft the interior is and whether the exterior would hold up to some light work just carrying some wood and little things like that.
great memories wit these boots. they have taken me many places and have seen many things. and one thing is for sure, they have never let me down. i had to get them resoled as i wore out the bottoms, but that is in no way a negative, it in fact means these shoes i built to last a lifetime, as the uppers are perfectly broken in and still look great. they carry 60 lbs no problem both up hill and down, and are truly waterproof. they are not meant for heat though, as your feet will get very hot and sweaty if you in hot temps. also not the best when it comes to wet rocks, but hey, thats not what they are meant for. i love these boots and would recommend them to anyone. never attempt a back country trip without them!!
picked these for for almost free one day just because i could. they are decent, fit pretty well and work well for a few miles on short easy hikes. i use them now only for walking the dog and other things that require shoes that can get dirty muddy wet and anything else you can think of. they serve that function well and all in all im glad i have them as a utility shoe
i am partial to vasque but these have been great for me, truly waterproof and very stable (important for me as i have ruined my ankles playing soccer and lacrosse). they seem to hold up very well and breath well as well. nothing like gore tex!
i have had this thing throughout the east coast water ways and have taken it for a summer up through ontario and the waterways that wind through there. it performed flawlessly. the only complaint i have is that the cords do seem to be a little fragile on it, as i have had to replace them, also it isnt the lightest out there, but all in all it is decent and works well!
amazing sleeping bag. it packs incredibly small and is true to the temp rating. i have slept in this in temps pushing 20 degrees and have been nice and toasty warm. i own several bags, some warmer and some for less extreme temps but this is my go to bag, if its warmer i just unzip it and if its colder just throw on some cap base layers and a hat and you'll be just fine.
ohh yeah this bag will work. a 33lb weight limit is the only limiting factor here. you could easily fit twice that in the large and the XL is about the size of a minivan. i would say go with a medium or large. unless you packing for 2 months in India there really is no need for the XL
mine has been all over north america, mexico, patagonia and japan. it has been dragged, dropped, stuffed, and run over. it holds everything i need and carries easily. it is essential to travel. it is a modern staple of exploration and conquest. this bag is the one. it has not been messed with in years for a reason, why mess with perfection. many have tried to do better and none have succeeded. why do you think every major expedition the world over relies on this bag?
i picked this thing up to use as a carry on for my ski trips, and it works very well. it is the perfect dimension and fits a ton of stuff thinks to the compression straps. the backpack straps arnt the most comfortable but they werent designed to be. they work great for standing in line at the airport and carrying around the hotels and villages when need be. planning on purchasing a large rolling duffel to accompany my TNF duffle and osprey is the only brand i will be looking at.