Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by el manana, Sep 30, 2017.
is this new out? Rab Cirrus Skirt
I might get one (not for me obviously....)
maybe get some boots to match?
Might get the missus one....
Not sure of the logic of trapping warm air if it's not sealed in?
its just a down jacket extension isnt it? quite useful if you want to look like arsene wenger.
I've not seen this quilt from ali express before.
seems like a good summer option .
800 fill goose down 400 grams of the stuff.
reviews are very positive.
That one is interesting, especially for the price. The one thing that I find off putting is that if you want it open as a quilt then one side will be warmer than the other thanks to the 55/45 split in fill, zipped up and there's no issue.
You'd probably look real fetching in that, just call it a kilt.
Haven't you used a rain kilt? It's amazing how it creates a micro climate as you walk... I can see these being toasty for the lady who likes the freedom of skirts... Especially for swift calls of nature and 'snow-art'
I just spotted this new bumbag;
Reckon it would go well with a hiking skirt. Very fetching
Saw that other day... Now I've lost my ale sac, this is a great option lol
Ah, ale sac....
As if my @rrrs needed to get any hotter ...
Not used a rain kilt and it's been years since I've donned a frock, so I fear I spoke from ignorance!
Agree, can't beat a good curry... burns on the way in....
Says you - Some might call it 'Telling it like it is' - false modesty is so last century ; ya know..
Skirts have many advantages ; but the idea of wearing them still seems ; somewhat mysteriously ; to terrify the average western male.
There's 'airiness ; weight saving of that fabric that would otherwise be between your legs ; and easier access for essential undercarriage maintenance
Moreover, a wrap round, or pull on waterproof skirt is so much quicker on and off, than the dreaded trews, in a brief summertime shower...
(But, was wondering, aren't cuben ones awfully noisy, to walk in?)
Not, totally convinced however of the specific need for extra warmth in that area, in dry cold, when walking.
But I suspect there might be moments that I'd be cheerful enough about having one to hand ; more likely in fact ; when doing winter field work here
I couldn't say as. Mines a hobo-kilt™ made from a 'montane blue' light yet durable bin sac.... Lighter weight Cuben does soften with use though so I can't see a noise or flexibility issue with it....
I'm impressed with the Zpacks cuban kilt
Bottom of my trousers got wet, but as i don't bother with gaiters they do even in WP trousers.
What impressed me was the lack of sweat build up everywhere else.
Even with Event trousers my hiking kecks get wet through with sweat underneath them..
Best solution for keeping dry i've found so far is:
Event shell trousers with nothing underneath (except grundies)
It's a right ball ache changing though
Best overall solution so far is my Cuban kilt
Not noticed anything noise wise, as it doesn't stretch your legs are moving underneath it rather than with it.
Mind you, the wind was blowing a bit so i couldn't hear much anyways
I find rolling up trousers ( if sporting em) until they're above drip line of rain skirt, helps..
Britches, skirt, or drawn up leggings, underneath effects same.
Of course wet flesh dries more quickly than cloth..
If it's cold, then pulling up your long flowery merino socks, keeps your calves warmer, as they dry out..
Glad you don't get deafened by the Cuben.
Us farm gurls know it's been an overly moist day at work, when we've had to change our underwear twice... Despite wearing waterproofs
Outdoor Research Overdrive Convertible gloves
interesting idea, the water resistant soft shell overmitt rolls away into the cuff.
Those are interesting. Not sure if they're worth £40 but it's definitely a nice idea.
Looks more like a Duomid copy? (as opposed to the Asta being a Khufu copy)
I quite like that, much better without all those excessive cat cuts I keep seeing on the Ali tents. I'd be interested to see the fly and inner weights separately if anyone finds them.
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