I’m a super cold sleeper, so I went as warm as I could. I also wanted a bag that could open like a blanket. I went overboard. This thing is hot. You can see it here.
Update: this bag is stupid hot. I only ever use it opened up.
Technically a Backcountry / Touring ski pack, I plan on using this at resorts because it supposedly packs down very well. This is designed to hold avalanche equipment so it should be good for next year when I take avalanche classes.
Update: Only used it once. Tore my MCL and broke my leg. RIP skiing.
So far so good.
Love these skis. Learning to ski on them at Squaw.
Snowshoes for three of us. Worked super well.
MSR Lightning Ascent Backcountry & Mountaineering Snowshoes
MSR Lightning Snowshoe Tail for Floatation
Chinook Trekker Snowshoes, 22 in
Chinook Trekker Snowshoes, 19 in
NanoPro 3L soft shell. Haven’t had a chance to use it in wet weather yet.
Super warm down jacket.
Update: This thing is crazy hot. I put it on to go for a walk in 50F weather and within five minutes I was sweating. There is absolutely no reason to wear this above 40F, maybe even 30F.
In retrospect, I would have been better off with the lighter version of this to wear over my Nano-Air, but oh well. Now I just have to swap them as I get warmer or colder.
- AscentShell™ 3L
- 100% nylon 20D ripstop with 100% polyester backer Upper: AscentShell™ 3L
- 100% nylon 70D plain weave with 100% polyester backer
So this jacket is sized rather strangely. It’s arm length is good, but it’s even tighter than the Nano-Air around the gut. It’s an XL, but every other XL I own is far larger. If this wasn’t 75% off, I would return it. I’ll just see if I can lose a few pounds to fit in it better.
Picked up some Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero mittens.
Slept with these on my hands when I slept in the bed of the truck in Tahoe. Hands warmed up in about 3 minutes. Glad I had them, but haven’t had a chance to use them throughout the day.