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Re: Expedition Parkas

Postby cheeseburglar » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:49 pm

USAKeller wrote:Well...I really appreciate all of your responses; there seems to be a variety of preferences! I guess the next step is to go start trying them all on. Thanks again and if there are any more opinions in the meantime, keep posting!


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Re: Expedition Parkas

Postby Taillon75 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:51 pm

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If all else fails go with a Snuggie!

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Re: Expedition Parkas

Postby Theodore » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:12 pm

Is that an Affliction snuggie?!?!

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Re: Expedition Parkas

Postby Taillon75 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:20 pm

Might be a "TAPOUT!"
Catchy saying from someone famous.

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Re: Expedition Parkas

Postby Theodore » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:33 pm

Taillon75 wrote:Might be a "TAPOUT!"


Nerp. I actually used to fight...that has Affliction written all over it! :lol:

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Re: Expedition Parkas

Postby climbing_rob » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:46 am

USAKeller wrote:... If any ladies have experience with expedition jackets, please chime in. Thanks!
??? Anyway, joining the throng of responders who are not ladies, I can at least speak for my wife and her very positive experience with the First Ascent Peak XV Down Parka. "Instant July" she called it on Denali last year. I personally swear by the 8000-meter parka, but this doesn't come in women's sizes, I believe. I tried to talk my wife into a men's small 8000M, but even the small was too big for her. She is rather petite though (5-4, 115 lbs). The First Ascent Peak XV Down Parka worked perfectly for her, in the usual extreme conditions on Denali. I don't see anywhere in this thread of what you want it for, however. She also owns a sub-zero, but that's nowhere nearly warm enough for Denali, IMHO. She even uses her Peak XV for CO winter outings. Her sub-zero is her go-to jacket for fall-spring around-the-campfire car camping use.

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