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Classifieds / Marquette backcountry skis
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:11:40 pm »

You were right, I got Medium and Large and returned the Large as they were just too long. In the medium, I can still fit a wool glove liner, double ragg wool mitt, and usgi liner in the mitt. The liners that come with it suck though, shaped really weird and can't open my hand fully. I just trashed them and will replace it with a larger wool liner. The mitt shells themselves are awesome for the price though. I like the wooly snotpatch on the back.

Winter Camping Clothing / Extreme Weather Surplus Arctic Mitts - CF vs USGI
« on: December 19, 2017, 03:21:26 am »

They both look quite similar and I'm wondering if anyone has owned both and can chime in on the functional differences if there are any.

Also, how is the sizing? I don't see any size chart anywhere and I can only find Larges. I'm assuming XL would be best as you could stuff more liners mitts in.

Winter Camping Clothing / Gauntlet Mitts or no gauntlets?
« on: December 19, 2017, 02:58:58 am »
I only have one pair of leather shell mitts with a gauntlets. I am thinking of making myself a pair of fur mitts and I'm wondering if I should make them without gauntlets. Does anyone see a potential drawback that should convince me not to do it?

In my mind, as long as I make fur cuffs for a shorter mitt to keep snow out, they'll work fine. Is this true in practice? Does the fur keep the snow out of your wrist? Why do you use a gauntlet mitt?

Gauntlet mitts bother me because it's hard to find a good liner with gauntlets. With a short liner (daschstein for example) That means when you take them off and try to put them back on, you have to carefully fish your hand in there as to not bunch up the liner to do when it's cold. Also, it's lighter and uses less material.

Just trying to get some thoughts here. It'd be easy if I could just try a bunch and see what I like.

Well I'll probably just make do with a zippered parka and when/if I get around to it, attempt to sew the bottom 2/3rds. It's a shame!

Winter Camping Clothing / Re: Winter Parka (Down Insulated) without zipper?
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:02:24 pm »
I figure there are workaround to that issue, but I just love the simplicity of throwing it over my head to put it on. More durable without the zipper too. Every coat I've ever owned if there was a problem, it started with the zipper.

Winter Camping Clothing / Winter Parka (Down Insulated) without zipper?
« on: September 30, 2016, 01:01:11 pm »
I've been looking for an awesome warm parka for throwing on over my other layers when around camp or taking a break from skiing to eat, etc. Thing is, I hate zippers. I have a vintage tommy hilfiger pullover parka with a half zip, but I can't find anything similar made today. I've been looking around at some jackets such as the Eddie Bauer Peak XV, Mtn Hardware Absolute Zero, and things, but they all have full zippers, which I hate. I have to take off my huge mittens and fudge with the zipper and it's just one more thing to fail.

Anybody know of an awesomely warm parka pullover for cold temps like in the negatives Farenheit, potentially with wind?

Classifieds / Fischer S-Bound 88 - 179cm Used One weekend
« on: March 12, 2015, 09:46:37 pm »
I used these skis one weekend... wrong ski for me. Maybe just a scratch or two - nothing you wouldn't expect after a day or two of skiing on them. Comes with the bindings/cables.
$250 shipped to your door with bindings or $200 without bindings.

Would also trade for a 195cm Madshus Annum or something similar to madshus glittertind/fischer e99/e109

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: Fitting Leather Ski Boots
« on: March 12, 2015, 03:26:20 pm »
Alright, I'll give them a shot. Thanks.

So Jeff, I am interested in these. How did they work?

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: Fitting Leather Ski Boots
« on: March 12, 2015, 01:38:32 pm »
Hoop, what about nylon socks? I couldn't find polypro at my local store so I got two nylon socks, but the rubbing was even worse. They are pretty slippery socks. I am seriously considering selling my 9.5s and buying a size 9. I just don't like the amount of wiggle room and heel life I have in these boots when going up hills and such. Wish I would've taken AunNord's advice on the snug fit - but they didn't have size 9 at the time I bought them.

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Berwin Bindings Size
« on: February 16, 2015, 03:59:50 pm »
What is the largest universal binding out there, what's it called, and how large a boot can it fit? I am looking to use some bindings with a size 17 snowshoe moccasin.

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: Fitting Leather Ski Boots
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:04:40 pm »
People say that the feet sweat less in the humid environment because they are already moist and the body knows to stop sweating, so I would hope that would prevent really wet feet. I don't know though, I haven't used VBLs on a full day trip.

Do you have a link to such a heel plate? I can't find anything.

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: Fitting Leather Ski Boots
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:51:51 pm »
Nice. Good tip Hoop. I sanded the bill down on the 9.5s and after trying them on the skis, realized that I could actually get away with a size 9. Totally different fit when actually using them on skis. I also realized how much of a chore it is going to be to break them in. I'm only like 145lbs and can hardly flex these things. But man I think they will be nice when softened a bit.

Would putting in a VBL between the polypro socks still keep the blisters away you think? I am planning to use or at least experiment with a VBL for all non-hot tenting adventures.

Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: Fitting Leather Ski Boots
« on: February 12, 2015, 04:02:30 pm »
Wow 18 years. I hope I can say that about my boots in the future. I have a feeling these are 2nds because I have read a few complaints about the thick bills. I have the voile 3 pin cable hd binding, and that is about as burly as they come I think. Onto the sander.

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