bzbrian wrote:Cool, thanks. We're planning on doing some 14ers on overnight routes that involve mixed climbing.
The R1 Hoody has a built in balaclava, would I need an additional balaclava over it?
And what would you recommend me getting for my feet? I normally just wear medium or heavy weight wool socks, but that's during the summer. I'm not so familiar with sock systems.
Sunny Buns wrote:I'd include heavy weight long underwear bottoms, or polar fleece pants, or down pants if you are going to be sitting around your camp at night.
The DAS parka looks more like an in-town fall jacket than a winter mountaineering parka. I have no personal experience with it, but it looks too thin to me. The hood needs to be well insulated - the same as the jacket and it should button up tight to your face to hold in the heat.
http://www.patagonia.com/patagonia-mens-das-parka.wso I would choose down over synthetic.
This jacket looks better, but I'm just going by the internet photo - at least it is down and appears to have some loft (thickness), and the hood looks better. BUT I'M JUST going by the photos. http://www.whittakermountaineering.com/brands/first-ascent/peak-xv-down-jacket
Here is some gear for you. For Colorado winter camping I'd shop the Everest page:
This is what I think a winter mountaineering parka should look like: http://marmot.com/products/8000m_parka
Mine looks like that, only mine is poofier (thicker), and is 35 years old, and is not a well known brand. It keeps me warm in camp.
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