Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Chiseller, Jun 3, 2019.
Good for blending in
2019-07-05_05-46-28 by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr
Just bought one C ta, and a OR Radar visor (thanks also William C) in grey from ULOG.
No VAT and free shipping-you little ripper!
Will work a treat I reckon if it's as good (if not better than) material as the Pat LW stuff which is excellent.
I just sent an email to Rab about the SPF level-wouldn't be surprised if it is is 30SPF and their site doesn't (yet) reflect the newer models attributes of this one.
Mine arrived today and won't have an opportunity to try it out for a while but looks and feels great. Lovely and light and according to the blurb on ULOG, it should be 30spf.
Bought one of these, material feels more or less identical to the OR Echo
Don't like the Rab fit though,
Arms wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too long and i don't like the polo neck type neck
Gave it to my brother, i'll stick with the Echo
I like the long arms, and the hood with the polo neck gets the breeze in for a cooling effect.
Hope yr'kid is happier?
You should try adding a 1/4 zip.
I'll be getting me coat...
Time for a cuppa. Orange goodness. Works a treat under the M Nitro at three degrees.
@Lamont-Cranston that's interesting... I'd have worn them opposite... Nitro as the base.... But then I'd have to take both off once the sun really came out.
I've been wearing them both pretty hard.
The Nitro still look like new after a wash and a wear... The rab looks like I've been hedge laying and changing a gearbox in it lol
Worked well for me but, hmm, I shall look forward to trying it in reverse!
@Chiseller -g'day boyo. Testing done this morning. Jumped out of the gate, flattish and zippy walking and holding about 5- 5 1/2 kms/hr. 7 degrees light wind. Nitro under Pulse- very warm (a good sweat was felt under arms and back-really too warm for me).
Backpack panel damp. After 7 kms jumped behind a rock and changed over.
Much cooler (and better) for the next few hours moving along quick-temp stayed around the 8 degrees. Basically stayed dry (back and under arms) the whole time and warm. Backpack panel basically dry. Shorts, very light liner gloves.
Now think this is a perfect ensemble for about the 230gms mark -cold for me -Pulse on outside, milder Pulse under. Really felt the difference. Give it a go.
If it gets near the zero degrees perhaps this https://www.macpac.com.au/mens/base...cpac-prothermal-hooded-top---mens/115321.html over the pulse.
PS-this Pulse fabric is more dense than the Patagonia Capilene Lightweight-I think they stopped making it or call it something else now. Less light comes through. I reckon it would block more sun for certain.
@Lamont-Cranston great results I like the look of that top you linked to, looks and sounds great.
I'm stacked out with layers to mix and match with though.
I still love my Norrona raw full zip, which is a mix of alpha and power grid. For me, as a stand alone garment, it's beaten all my others. The pulse and the Nitro is definitely the best combo layers.. Add a windshell and they're e very versatile.
What's really great about the pulse and the Nitro is like you say... The ability to wick and disperse the moisture to the point of almost feeling bone dry.
The Nitro is the real winner for me though...wearing it during the 20mile race with a vest in hot, and cool without thinking.. "I need to take this off".
Very similar results with just the pulse.
I've thought... I should add a layer... But haven't as the thought soon disappears.
Into a mild wind with temps above 6c, it seems to funnel the wind in and retain just enough to create a pocket of warmth... Opposite when it hot.. 20c + hood up... It catch the air and keeps me cool.
I belive it's dien to the micro squares that act like baby powergrid.
The montane allez runs close, but I found its just that bit too heavy grade and doesn't regulate as well as the Rab or the macpac.
The other layer I think works well with either the pulse or the Nitro is my Brynje.
That's another magical garment
Have checked out the Brynje and the Norrona stuff-please don't give me any more recommendations my bank balance can't stand it.
The one I linked is just the usual grid type thing, (Patagonia Thermal Weight equivalent) but has a double layer hood which I like and far cheaper than Patagonia. Works very well tho'.
We sound very similar and like our hoods.
It just gets a bit bulkey when nearly every layer has its hood lol.
I'm glad I can't afford this....
Worth trying on the Norrona stuff
I was all set to buy their alpha top, but the fit on my body type (fat) was terrible, again arms wayyyyyyyyyyyy too long and too tight on my belly
I think if the Pulse hoody fits you well then the Norrona stuff should fit as well
What's the fit like on the Macpac stuff?
The Nitro is very athletic, comes up short-ish on body length, I'd say snug on the arms and the arm length is neither long nor short... But that's on myself.
It's the only macpac garment I have.
Yes. That's the Nitro fit alright. I have the Prothermal leggings and same fit as Patagonia if that helps. I think the few items I have tried on they seem to match Patagonia as does the Pulse hoody in large. It is exactly the fit of my Pata Capilene crew shirts in large
I sewed a button on one side of the throat and an elastic loop on the other-cold weather cravat.
Works a treat.
One of its most adhering features for me, is as a sleep item...
The hood pulls down perfectly for privacy on a train or to dull the light from the midnight sun..
@Lamont-Cranston pulse + Nitro working well in cooler temps with a fair breeze
Pulse+Nitro by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr
Nice. Tramp on.
As you know Chis just bought a second in Sulphur (the new lime). It is a great bit of kit. Slept in it for a few nights after your reco and excellent-had it under my fauxdini when it got nippy. Also thought I would add as ULOG has removed the 30spf rating at Rabs behest from their description and that owning a lot of 30 SPF shirts for real summer, this must have at least 15SPF. Spent about 20 hours in moderate UV rated sun lately and no colouring of the skin at all. Would not try it during the middle of the day when real UV kicks in but will carry it for bed and as another layer. Used into strong headwinds 50ks -stays on. Dont notice the hood when I flick it off. Over the Nitro for warmth, under for slightly less.
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