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Looking for a New Hardshell

Postby Alex Wood » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:33 pm

So I have had The North Face Serac GTX Paclite Shell for a year and its not holding up to the use and ripping in a few places at the seem. So I am moving away from GTX Paclite to something more durable.

Shells I am looking at-

Arc'teryx Beta GTX Pro-Shell
Mountain Hardwear Artero GTX Pro-Shell
Mountain Hardwear Axial GTX Pro-Shell
Marmot Exum GTX Pro-Shell
The North Face Mountain Guide Performance Shell

Any body have any experience with these shells? Thanks for the feedback in advance
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Re: Looking for a New Hardshell

Postby bearbreeder » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:00 pm

NF wont do anything under warranty?

i have dead birds ... personally if i was going to be very rough on it id just buy something on sale from REI/MEC .... something with an awesome warranty
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Re: Looking for a New Hardshell

Postby hatidua » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:20 pm

I'd put the Patagonia Shelter Stone on the list as it is about the same weight as those on your list and is fairly durable.
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Re: Looking for a New Hardshell

Postby Kai » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:14 am

I'd look at the Rab Super Dru.

eVent is good stuff.
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Re: Looking for a New Hardshell

Postby Alex Wood » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:03 am

bearbreeder wrote:NF wont do anything under warranty?

i have dead birds ... personally if i was going to be very rough on it id just buy something on sale from REI/MEC .... something with an awesome warranty


I did get it at REI, so I am returning it. I bought on sale but doubt I can get another deal like that
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