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Postby traveljunkie78 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:11 pm

I need to buy a new down jacket for my Denali climb and need help in choosing a good jacket. Any help would be great.
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Postby 96avs01 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:21 pm

perhaps a few specifics to guide suggestions...

hood? jacket cut? parka cut? water resistant shell? future uses after Denali? how much coin u willn to spend?
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Postby welle » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:27 pm

I have a brand new Marmot 8000M Parka for sale and matching pants. Brand new still with tags. It's like this one: http://www.backcountry.com/marmot-8000m ... erralID=NA

I'm asking $350 for the parka.
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Postby BradR » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:45 pm

What size do you need? I have a Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero size small for sale. Perfect condition no rips etc. I am selling it for $250. If you interested pm me and I can send you pictures.
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Postby Steve Larson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:25 pm

I also have a jacket for sale: FF Volante with hood, event shell, size large. We can start the price negotiations at $300. It's in mint condition.
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Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:31 pm

There are a lot of good brand suggestions here. My suggestion is find a used one. Lots of folks buy a parka for Denali and turn around and sell it knowing they will likely never need anything that warm again.
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Postby traveljunkie78 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:48 am

if you think any of these jackets would only be used on Denali then what over all jacket would you suggest? I'm 5"7 170lbs and i usualy wear size medium.
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Postby Steve Larson » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:13 am

traveljunkie78 wrote:if you think any of these jackets would only be used on Denali then what over all jacket would you suggest? I'm 5"7 170lbs and i usualy wear size medium.


I think the answer depends on how much cold weather climbing you do. I've only climbed in my down jacket a handful of times, but I wear it all the time at belays, at rests, and around camp.

FF, by the way, runs small. I'm 6'0" 185 lbs, and I wear XL in FF, Large in all other brands.
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Postby ScottyP » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:29 pm

Having been on denali this past year I wore my down parka exactly 20 minutes! In the morning of summit day at 17. I would get a used sub-zero on ebay and spend money on a down sweater with a hood. I wore that almost 24/7. Just my .02
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Postby WouterB » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:02 pm

I bought a new TNF Himalayan Parka for a good price, used it for an hour on Elbrus on a stormy summit day, but it was too warm. Love the jacket though. Would recommend it and take it to Denali without doubts.
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Postby NeilD » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Steve -- just sent you a PM re the Volant.
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