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cush


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i'm looking to get a pair of puffy pants for winter camping/multi day ski tours. I've been looking at the mountain hardware compressor pant but i know there are other options out there that i'm just not seeing. i know patagonia makes a version that i just can't seem to find. looking for either down or synthetic. does anyone have any reccomendations on models that they particularly like?


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Cush,

My 2 cents. puffy pants for winter camping and hanging at camp, I'm with you. Puffy pants for ski touring, not so sure. I prefer layers when I'm out, ski touring can really make you burn calories and warm up. I prefer long johns, windstopper fleece, and shells. I have both Mtn Hardwear and REI windstopper pants. The biggest issue is no fly on the REI ones, this is an issue for guys. I have light and heavy shell pants that I take based on the expected weather. I VERY rarely have the shells on, and usually have the zippers opened on my fleece pants (not the fly) for cooling ventilation.

have fun


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let me rephrase myself. the puffy pants would be for hanging in camp DURING a multi day ski tour. i suppose that would still qualify as winter camping so i should have worded my question better.


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cush ...

you can go 2 ways IMO ...either something for belays and stops ... in which case you want full zips and probably synthetic ... i used a pair of MEC magmas last winter but returned them due to quality issues

or you can get something solely for camp in which case i would get the lightest down pants i can find with 800+ down fill

for the latter western mountaineering, montbell, etc ... makes em

if you go synth ... try to get primaloft one as its significantly more insulating per oz than other synth insulations

hope that helps


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cush wrote:
i'm looking to get a pair of puffy pants for winter camping/multi day ski tours. I've been looking at the mountain hardware compressor pant but i know there are other options out there that i'm just not seeing. i know patagonia makes a version that i just can't seem to find. looking for either down or synthetic. does anyone have any reccomendations on models that they particularly like?

I've got the MH compressors. I like them a lot.


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I fully endorse the Patagucci Micro Puff pants. Full zips on the sides, plenty warm when layered on top of everything, and they pack down to nothing.


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I was going to get a pair of Arcteryx Kappa AR pants for winter camping / belaying. Unfortunately, the warehouse was out of stock, and I did not feel like ordering online (if I could even find a place that would ship them to Canada.)

I ended up just going to Winners and buying a $20 pair of super thick fleece pants. They did the trick around camp since there was no wind. They do not fit over a harness, so I haven't used them while belaying. When it's < -10C, I'll wear an extra pair of thinner fleece pants over my climbing pants. As a bonus, they freeze to the ice instantly for extra purchase (kidding!)


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jnrose5 wrote:
I fully endorse the Patagucci Micro Puff pants. Full zips on the sides, plenty warm when layered on top of everything, and they pack down to nothing.

Me too. Love 'em.


anykineclimb


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How about some surplus GI Primaloft pants?
the price is right and the quality is damn near as good as the big brands. Hell, some are made by Patagonia and Wild Things


Ytsehoos


Feb 7, 2011, 9:39 AM
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First Ascent also makes some, the Igniter Pant I believe. Slightly cheaper than Patagonia's Micro.


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My mom picked me up a pair at Wal-Mart. Now given that I've spent thousands of dollars on climbing equipment and outdoor clothing my first thought was that they were pieces of crap. Since having used them though, I've found them to be really quite good. They were twenty bucks and they were not so far outclassed in terms of durability and weight of the more expensive outdoor oriented companies to justify their cost. Then if I rip them or lose them, no big deal. Not every individual piece of clothing has to break the bank.


anykineclimb


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I got yer poofy pants. $40!!

http://www.unclesamsretailoutlet.com/...r-8415015386695.html


jmeizis


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Dang, where's my CC when I need it!


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