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Thermoball

Postby MoapaPk » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:35 pm

Anybody on SP who has first-hand experience with this stuff?
http://gizmodo.com/5859914/north-faces- ... -than-down
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Re: Thermoball

Postby seb » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:50 pm

No personal experience though looks like BS and i wouldn't be surprised from north face to be honest.
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Re: Thermoball

Postby seb » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:16 am

Bump
and i just did a bit of research and apparently it's primaloft so perhaps i was to hasty in my shunning of north face and apparently it has the fill power of 600 fill down i take this with a grain of salt, but if it's true why has primaloft given it soley to the north face, but bad news with it is that it dosnt compress well when wet.
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Re: Thermoball

Postby WyomingSummits » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:08 pm

I tested it.....very warm. I have first hand experience with Primaloft and love it. My issue with the jacket is that the shell fabric is very thin. A light shell over it would solve the issue. Rock and Ice compared 5 different light insulating layers and the Thermoball jacket reviewed the best and was actually the 2nd LEAST expensive. Packs down to the size of a tennis ball. Doesn't lose insulating capability when compressed, so pack straps won't let air in around shoulders. Don't write off every TNF piece.....there are good things they make,
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Re: Thermoball

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:57 pm

Thanks guys. If something thermoball has about the same weight as my micropuff, I'll go for it.
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Re: Thermoball

Postby Jarpup » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:40 am

Post a follow up / review if you buy it (?)
Sounds intriguing
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Re: Thermoball

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:14 am

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Re: Thermoball

Postby seb » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:09 pm

I would love to see an equivalent of a DAS parka by the north face now they have this super synthetic, also just looked at the prices (£140) and might just get my self one being in the uk which as you may know is an extremely wet country so seems just perfect.
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