Cumulus Climalite

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  1. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Thanks. Sounds good.
  2. Micksjoiner

    Micksjoiner Trail Blazer

    Sizing chart for my jacket was from outside of jacket,so measured jackets of similar thickness I already owed to help me make a choice
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  3. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Yep, have done the same, but really don't like measurements to the outside -pretty whacky.
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  4. mathijs

    mathijs Summit Camper

    just got my climalite pullover, I'm 186cm and 70 kg and ordered large. (normally wear mediums)
    seems like a perfect fit, leaves enough room to have a base layer and small fleece under it.
    it weights 253 grams

    really happy with it so far, have yet to test it though but it looks really well made and super comfy.
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  5. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    It is advertised at 195g for a M on the website
  6. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Yes, what robin said. Can you check that weight again please @mathijs. I wonder if you have the hooded version? 'Climalite full zip.'
    I emailed Cumulus (for those following) and got 202 gms for large and 210 gms for XL. Also can you tell me what your waist circumference is please. They also recommended me a Large. But I am still not sure-there seems to be a hell of a taper going on!
    My waist is the problem at 96 cms the rest of the sizings in Large are perfect.
    I fear my chumpiness will bring me undone.
    Thanks mate.
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  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That's just killed it :facepalm:
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  8. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Perhaps not, I reckon there may be an error. Cumulus and their weights seem to be spot on if not a tad under. They confirmed the weights I listed above. It couldn't be that far out-could it?
    Also just realised @mathijs called it 'climate pullover' not climalite-same item?
  9. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    My 10 year old Haglofs LIM Barrier pullover is 260g and has Primaloft 60, so it’s almost identical. Really good top. I expect the Cumulus Climalite is as good.
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'm hoping not, but I'm glad I didn't rush to sell my bithorn pullover.

    Waiting for @mathijs to confirm his model style.
    I'd prefer an apex for tarping but happy with my down and a windshirt for use with my shelter.

    I had a bad experience once when sleeping in a MH Whisperer.
    The zip stuck on an old dcf duomid.
    There was that much clag, that the inside and outside of the shelter was soaked.
    Fighting with the zip brought my arms, shoulder and upper back, into contact with the material.
    That soaked the jacket and I had no insulation..
    If its cold and claggy or expecting condensation, I sleep with a windshirt over the down or even sleep in my Phantom hoody.
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  11. mathijs

    mathijs Summit Camper

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  12. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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    Cranston Thru Hiker

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  15. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Ever thought about this one as well? Slightly lighter apex but can be had quicker than the JMT?
    (meant to be the EE Torrid link)
    https://enlightenedequipment.com/mens-torrid-apex-jacket-stock/
    still a nice light package. About 210 gms? How would this one compare in price @Chiseller to the Cumulus for a Brit? $150USD without the hood. Fit will be better too. I am a M in this at that 210 gms. Bit cheaper than the JMT but still overboard?
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  16. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    IIRC @craige had one but was not impressed; he might be able tell more.
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  17. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Warmth seemed good for the weight... on everything I've had from ee has been over weight by an amount that isn't really an acceptable manufacturing tolerance. Workmanship was s***e and there were a lot of smaller details just not very well thought through or done badly (cords running against insulation so when pulled a little insulation comes out the end of the channel and such).
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  18. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Thanks @Arne L. and @craige. A recent purchase craige? I have read some good things of late. Perhaps they have improved?
    I would buy a JMT in the blink of an eye at the moment-but it would take forever it seems. I have seen proper pics -they look far nicer than on the website.
  19. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I've got an EE torrid. Womens size small with hood is 206g versus advertised 190g. The only cord is on the hood and I haven't noticed the problem Craig mentions. It's much warmer than the Berghaus vapourtherm for the same weight so I'm taking it to the Pyrenees, probably total overkill but it's puffy enough to make a good pillow stuffer. It has two zipped side pockets as well, which is pretty good for the weight.
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  20. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Nice, but for the unexpected weight.
  21. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Further confirmation from Cumulus -add 8 grams per size on top of the L at 250.
    Apparently the weights were for the the old model.
    Site will be amended soon. Whoops a daisy -already done
    Fwiw some of the folk elsewhere are frothing over the down version.
    195 in L. About half that weight is in down.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019
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  22. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'm currently using a Norrona down 900 sweater.. 165g with pouch. Pricey but a good bit of kit. Down side is No hood and it could use a drawcord at the hem.
    I picked mine up 2nd hand but as new.
    norrona-m-bitihorn-superlight-down900-sweater-18a-nor-2612-18-drizzle-1.jpg
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  23. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Hmmm very very nice.
    I looked up bithorn when you mentioned it.
    I managed to get my hands on one of these http://borahgear.com/jacket.html before they stopped making them.
    Working well. No hood but drawcord.
    The weight (oh well) and the VAT exclusion were incentives. If @mathijs can give me the answers to the question above I might still have a crack.
    Must be out wandering.
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  24. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Interesting -I can't find the ratio of down to the total weight on the Norrona @Chiseller ? Do you know what it is? It is not on their website.The Cumulus has people frothy because just under half of the total weight is down and it seems (?) a sweet price. The Borah is also just under half the total weight in down.
  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I couldn't say.
    I know the fill is certified down fill of 900 to 950 cu in/ oz and the face fabric is 19/20g m2
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