[Cdt-l] I think this is very cool...

Paul Magnanti pmags at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 11 17:02:11 CDT 2008


For some reason, LIGHT GEAR seems to equal EXPENSIVE GEAR nowadays...

There seems to be this idea that to go light, you must go expensive too.

Case in point, the primaloft type jackets.  Very light, warm and replacing the traditional fleece.
But, if you are on budget, kind of daunting at over $100 ea. 

I'd always advocated an army liner jacket for those want something warm, light, compressible and cheap.

But, with the holes and buttons, not as convenient as an off the shelf jacket. But..at $10, who is complaining ?

However, If
you don't mind a bit of sewing, you can make a Montbell Thermwrap clone
for less than $20 with the above liner jacket. A men's large comes in
at 12oz!  Considering a Montbell Thermawrap is $150 and weights 10oz,
the cheap way is nice for those on a budget on who need something warm,
light and cheap!

Check it out:  http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41034 

I love these budget alternatives and think it is a good idea for other people to know about. :)

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caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched

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