With the Alpine range bags they have combined natural and synthetic insulation to exploit the advantages of both. What they have a produced is a bag that isn't significantly lighter or warmer than its competitor models, but a bag that will keep those properties over longer periods of use than the competition.
blazin wrote:Chief, and others that have WM bags, how are the sizes on those things calculated? Are the regular (6') bags really 6' long or they made to give a 6' person a little more room? I'm 6' and trying to figure out whether I need to cough up the extra dough and carry the extra weight for 6' 6" model so that I can have room for clothes, water, fuel, boot liners, etc?
Apex wrote:Thanks Chief, that is one fantastic looking bag. From what other people are saying looks like I'm better off holding out till I have enough funds to purchase a WM or FF bag rather than go with the North Face or other brand stuff.
As far as the outer shell of the bag goes, would it be beneficial to maybe look into getting a bag with a fairly water resistant outer shell (I see that WM offers bags with Microfiber and Gore Windstopper). I haven't had any experience with these, but for a few ounces more it may very well be worth the extra weight and price.
ExcitableBoy wrote: I had my expedition bag custom made at FF (most of their expensive clothing and bags are made to order) and they REFUSED to build a bag with anything other than a WB shell. And they also put in the wrong zipper.
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