Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by el manana, Sep 30, 2017.
Like my Xplorer 2 but keep forgetting i even own it
I did and love it,it’s just a bit warm at times ...
mine lives on my Pacer pole ..equally that’s probably why they only last with me for a few yrs ..rough life !
New Pacerpole short pogies
I’ve mentioned previously that in winter I love the Pacerpole Overmitts, toasty warm at -5C & a howling wind with no liner gloves. Well Heather has come up with a 3 Season version the ‘Short Overmitts’ & was kind enough to send me a free pair to try out.
Made from stretchy soft-shell like material they’re pretty light at around 50g (the winter overmitts are around 150g). They’re not as all encompassing as the neoprene ones but after using them on a few trips I’ve found them quite adequate for keeping the fingers warm in the chilly spring & autumn months without gloves. While probably easy to remove & replace I’ve taken to just leaving them attached & securing them with a bit of shock cord just to tidy them up.
Heather stated that they were meant to appear on the website soon but I don't know the price.
Ta for sharing..I keep meaning to buy the others but never have,I will get some of these to try...ta paul
For full on winter conditions I'd still go with the long (& heavier) neoprene ones, got a couple of fingers that suffered a crush injury that are pretty susceptible to the cold but I didn't wear gloves once last winter (outwith the tent).
Cool, or warm idea.
YAMA Mountain Gear have come up with something similar that isn’t just designed for a particular pole
but not available till Winter https://www.yamamountaingear.com/yamalabs-insulated-pogies
Just purchased this
Think this is best of both for UK climate.
Well I got to see one in the flesh myself the other day. I was happy with the fabric and with the hood (which seems a bit marmite to some), however the overall cut and size put me off. It seemed a bit lean if to layer and not have gaps between jacket and trousers. I prefer my waterproof jackets to be a bit more 'relaxed' and generous.
I think Rabs sizing has got smaller, a bit like what happened with Montane a few years ago. Rab used to have quite a relaxed fit on me but my most recent purchases: Rab Interval ziptop and Alpha Flash jacket are a much more athletic fit. And I'm 20lb lighter so its not down to the cake...
One of the things in new materials development is new thoughts about how fit affects their performance (research from Lancaster University). The new Rab clothing reflects this - it's supposed to fit close. Otherwise, the materials won't perform to their optimum.
They look just the job, will keep an eye out on the website
Hiking in Finland reporting on the New Neoair Uberlite R-value 2.0 and weighs 250g at the Outdoor Show
I wonder how much it will cost? It could be a good summer mat and although the angle is a little unclear, judging by this photo it rolls up very small.
Thermarest is also coming out with a 425g 0C and 539g -6C quilt, if you can believe their figures (seems a bit too good to be true).
Mmm...-6C i would expect 400g of down, probably 450g for me, doesnt
leave much for the fabric.
R-2 means mostly summer for me but it does look interesting.
Let's see see the price, that's game changingly lite, even more so having R >1
On my list as its 30g more than my small xlite for a long by the looks of it.
I bought Xlite for summer few months ago...
Anyway, I hope the Uberlite isnt made of 5d or smth like.
Its going to be 20d or less I'd guess?
My multimat superlight is 20d and 300g and that has zero insulation
Hope the mat is 60cm Wide
Some more information about the new NeoAir. And yes, @FOX160, there is a 63cm wide version (but it's heavier).
Oh nooo only just bought my new Klymit mats late last year!
That’s a whacking 217grams saving ok what’s the R value
My Klymit insulated static v lite are -4 and weigh in at 567g so that’s made me very happy
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