Ben Beckerich wrote:As to spending the money... it's your money, don't worry about the opinions of internet bravos. It IS always best to borrow/rent as much as you can, when you're new... 'cause fact of the matter is, even being a hiker/backpacker/former infantryman/whatever your current experience is, you still have pretty high odds of hating alpine climbing. It's a lot of suck for very little payoff.
Charle wrote:Thanks Kai for your suggestions but could you please elaborate more on that?
Why would you choose mammut helmet?
NeoAir XTherm is of course better but is 2 times more expensive.
Go extreme is polish sleeping bag company. I'm considering also Cumulus Teneqa 850 which has positive reviews from my friends.
Do you think Rab Stretch Neo is significantly better than Latok? Why?
Considering the pants the ones you've mentioned are 3 times more expensive than mine on the list. Is it worth it?
Kai wrote:The PETLZ meteor is a foam helmet that's designed to take only a single impact. It's more of a cragging helmet than an alpine helmet. Hard shell helmets like the Skywalker are better at protecting your head from falling objects and are more robust.
Ben Beckerich wrote:Kai wrote:The PETLZ meteor is a foam helmet that's designed to take only a single impact. It's more of a cragging helmet than an alpine helmet. Hard shell helmets like the Skywalker are better at protecting your head from falling objects and are more robust.
You've got that backwards... you must not crag-climb. The Meteor is a F&L technical alpine helmet. Hard, heavy plastic is what you want for cragging.
But I think the point you're trying to make is that it will be destroyed by the end of a week long mountaineering school trip, and this is true- it's not exactly single-use, but it IS highly disposable.
Wastral wrote:PS. I prefer a synthetic fleece headband over a wool benie. I sweat a lot. Don't know how you fare in that respect. The fleece evaporates water faster, holds less water and likewise can easily be squeezed out/dries quickly.
I strongly recommend/suggest stephenson warmlite Vapor Barrier socks/gloves or make do with either surgical gloves, bread bags, or tight rubber gloves.
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