Really struggling to find kit that fits, thanks in advance.
There was a lot of confusion as to what membrane the new Alpha SL anorak would be using. Some marketing photos showed the jacket with a Gore-Tex Pro label on the sleeves, other photos just had the normal “Gore-Tex” logo. When the jacket was finally available for purchase, you could see that it did not actually have the Pro label, yet it had a Pro 2.0 backer which further added to my confusion.
I recently found out from an employee that the new Alpha SL Anorak uses a Gore-Tex “Performance” membrane. All they could tell me about this membrane is that it is lighter than a pro membrane and that’s ultimately why they used it in the jacket. It is also less durable as a result. I did some searching and couldn’t find any info about breathability ratings, water proof ratings, or just anecdotal comparisons of this membrane to other goretex membranes or competitor membranes.
I also could just be over thinking this and the “Performance” membrane is just a term for their standard membrane? However I have never seen it referenced as this.
My coat is starting to lose its ability to make the water bead up and fall off. Which detergent is recommended to clean and restore the waterproofing?
I'm really attached to mine, it's nice and warm and it doubles as a raincoat (well, it's the original purpose after all). Was wondering if I could wear it outside lol, not really for show but it's raining a lot and umbrellas are bulky and annoying.
I’m trying to track down the north face waterproof shell that Kraig adams uses. He links it in the video but it doesn’t take me to the item due to me being in the UK. Is there a title that this jacket has so I can search it up or do any people from the UK have a link I can use ?
So I've been a diehard TNF fan for ages. Most of my gear is either from them, or ACG with a small amount of it being Arc'teryx.
Recently I've been in the market for a new shell jacket, so obviously I had to look at TNF's options, and the FutureLight jackets seemed really attractive. If what TNF is saying is true, then they truly did the impossible. So why isn't FutureLight blowing up? According to this site, UL, an actually respected company apparently performed the same tests as they do with firefighter gear, dumping a ton of water on it and it miraculously survived while being very air permeable.
That makes the membrane very attractive to me. If it's even half as lightweight as 2/2.5L DryVent, it would be a massive upgrade to Gore-Tex Pro shells that are supposed to withstand the same situations, and if it really is as breathable as TNF and their athletes say, then it's an actual godsend.
I'm very much inclined to get one of these jackets just because it's made me so curious. I've read up on reviews of non-TNF athletes that TNF asked to try out FutureLight that say it truly is as good as promised, and then Reddit based reviews saying "it's just NeoShell/AscentShell".
There's not really any information on TNF's process, no wikipedia page for the material or the production process they list, and information is scarce. There's no breathability rating or hydrostatic head other than TNF saying it's "completely waterproof"
I'm also scared about the easy tearing.
So, anyone here got a FutureLight jacket and could you possibly compare it to GTX? Thanks.
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Ordered this Utility pair last week for 9 bucks more. Just got a price adjustment.
Sizing: I'm a 9 in classic chucks. Ordered a 9.5 to wear with thicker socks and they fit normal (no extra room). Ordered a 10 to see if they're not too goofy looking on me.
I have washed & dried and re-applied DWR on numerous jackets with success. I sometimes hear about turning the jacket inside out when drying. Anyone know why that would be?
I've just received my Beta FL directly from the Arc'teryx Piccadilly brand store, they have it in 50% off in multiple colours and sizes, so if anyone interested buying a hard shell in the UK, this is a great deal I think, I'm super happy with it. Considering that the cheapest Gore-Tex Pro jacket in the current lineup is the Beta AR for £500, it's a steal.
By the way, although it's called 'FL', it is really a Beta LT FW/2020, it is even written into the tag in the pocket and I remember seeing an official product video where you could see the 'β LT' on the inside chest pocket. I think it was a last minute decision to call it differently so the significant downgrade on the spring/summer Beta LT wouldn't be so jarring.
I think goretex clothes are good if you're doing something outside for a long time and spending time in messy conditions.
But they get uncomfortable if you try to move in them and they are very pricy.
I was actually looking for the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX but everyone seems to be out.
Mostly looking for midweight (2.5 to 3 lbs) hiking/backpacking boots that are pretty durable, sturdy, and waterproof (GoreTex preferable) around $200.
I am also considering Lowa Renegade GTX Mid and Vasque St Elias GTX.
Four unused HMG drawstring stuff sacks.
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1 X-Large [SOLD]
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Marmot Sun Hat. $15
Marmot Minimalist Rain Pants. $75
Depending on what you'd like, add a buck or two for PP G&S and shipping. :)
I’m thinking about grabbing a Gore-Tex jacket from this week’s drop but am unsure about the sizing. I normally wear a large tee and hoodie but always have to buy XLs when shopping Palace. Does anyone have experience with the Gore-Tex jackets? Should I order up?
I know that this will be controversial on this sub, but to be honest, I love my Beta SL Hybrid. Here's my story.....
About a year ago when the pandemic hit I started to purchase Arc gear (what else could one do?). I got three rain jackets as the spring sales were coming up ( Mar - May). I got a Beta AR which I only wore once (the pandemic stopped me from going where I wanted to go), an SL Hybrid (got it for $189 in Proteus color at backcountry, too good to be true deal IMO), and a Zeta SL.
Since the pandemic has taken longer than everyone was hoping for, I took on running (and I'm getting quite good at it...) In the PNW it does rain for days on end, so
I know that in an Gore shell you overheat, and there's no higher output activity than running. Most people use softshells, or gore-active, or Proton FL, and those are great for drizzling, but if it's raining and you're out for 30 minutes, you need to stay dry.
Here's today's outfit - Pictures:
It was a 5K short(ish) run in the 42F rain and everything held up. Not a single issue. I love my SL Hybrid, it's lightweight, keeps me dry and breathes well (probably thanks to the pit zips, not so much the paclite plus and the c-knit 3L on the shoulders). I haven't used the three Arc shell jackets for other activities like hiking in the rain or skiing, but looking forward to it.
Note: new spring sales coming up and the pandemic is still going on. I have a Norvan SL Hoody Insulated coming in a week or so. Should I get the new Beta LT because it has pit zips and why not? :)
I'm just starting to get into multiday backpacking and am looking for a quality mid-cut boot for my adventures! I live in BC Canada, so mostly hiking in the mountains and some wet island trips here and there.
I've been looking at a few boots. The Merrel MOAB 2 was super comfy and fit well, but I've herd the durability is iffy. A TON of boot review blogs recommend the Salmon X Ultra 3 mids. But honestly I'm having trouble finding any in my size. The X Ultra 4's just came out this spring and there haven't been very many reviews on them yet. Has anyone had experience with these 4's yet? Any other boots around this price point you could recommend (~$200 CAD)?
I know boots are like the wands in Harry Potter. No matter all the reviews and tech bs, if it doesn't fit your foot well, there's no point. But I have to order these online then can return them if they don't fit well. Just getting some input before I place the order:)
(PS. I know a lot of hikers preach trail runners etc.. But I'm still recovering for breaking both of my ankles in 2019 and would rather have a little more ankle support for my first season or 2 of beginning backpacking.)
TDLR: Any experience with the new Salomon X Ultra 4 mid GTX?
Is it simply just fit(slim, athletic, relaxed, etc...) and features(napoleon pocket, hood, etc..)? What separate a $300 GTX Pro from a $700 Arcteryx GTX Pro jacket?
Currently in the middle of a warranty claim with Salomon on my Quest 4D 3 GTXs - and as part of that I had to do take photos of my boots and socks after standing in a bucket of water for five minutes (!).
Now the boots simply won't dry. I've used socks filled with silica (crystal cat litter!) which has worked o the insides - but the uppers are so wet through that I can squish them and have water flow out.
I've tried everything - toweling them, leaving them in a warm room but not on a direct heat source, putting a fan on them, putting them outside in strong wind....and they're still as wet as before.
Is it 'safe' to chuck them in a bucket filled with silica crystals? My theory is if there's silica inside, and outside, the water is getting 'pulled' out one way or another.
I was always wondering since gore tex is hideous about this a little bit and only mentions to repel droplets
Hi all. So, I know that most (all?) rain gear will wet out at some point. Yesterday, I did a 5mi day hike in steady rain (ranged from light to heavy drizzle, not a downpour) in my Patagonia Calcite jacket, made from Gore-Tex Paclite. After the 2hr hike, I was just starting to notice my base layers getting wet and I'm pretty confident it wasn't sweat. The hike wasn't strenuous, and I had on a light weight thermal fleece under a Senchi alpha hoodie in 35F temps. So my question is, should I expect that jacket to stay dry for that length of time? How long should a Gore-Tex jacket take to wet out? Wondering if this is normal or if I should contact Patagonia and return the jacket?
Really struggling to find kit that fits, anyone know which brands are making xxxl plus sizes, many thanks in advance.