by traveljunkie78 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:20 pm
by brokesomeribs » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:36 pm
by Brad Marshall » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:38 pm
brokesomeribs wrote:Define "keep warm." Where will you be? What conditions? How long are your trips? Technical climbing or general mountaineering? Just wearing around town? How sensitive are you to weight requirements?
There are way too many variables.
by traveljunkie78 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:48 pm
by Autoxfil » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:12 pm
by sneakyracer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:44 pm
Autoxfil wrote:"Cold" is very general.
How cold? 0ºC? -20? -40? Windy? Altitude?
If you're not concerned about weight that much, why down? It's very expensive and the main benefit is less weight.
The Patagonia DAS synthetic parka is the gold standard for a heavy synthetic puffy.
The Mountain Hardwear SubZero Parka is very warm and made of extremely durable materials.
Both are plenty of jacket for "general mountainering", if that means no winter ascents at high latitude or 6000m+ peaks.
by 96avs01 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:16 am
sneakyracer wrote:Get the MH SubZero Parka w/hood. That is enough for most everything short of Denali and 7-8000M peaks
by Woodie Hopper » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:17 am
by sneakyracer » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:03 am
Woodie Hopper wrote:You might also consider Montbell. Their stuff is reasonably priced, and often lightweight. I have one of their parkas and I've been happy with it: used down to -20C.
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