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A BBC4 cum MTV thread about mid layer fleeces.

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Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 15:53:09

Technical and nerdy but a wobbly camera people bursting out of swimming pools in Las Vegas kind of vibe.


Wicking and zips naturally required.

Thank you

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 27-Sep-12 15:57:01

I love you dearly - I have no interest in fleeces but you ought to win prizes for your thread titles.

I will leave you to it - next you will start talking about tents. grin

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 16:02:30

Tent chat lives in camping grin

Today is all about the fleece. Hammer Time.

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 16:08:56

<gets the ball rolling>

I could, for example, become quite hypebeast about this Taiga fleece which comes with a scooped tail for kidney protection.

You not going to get that sort of attention to visceral safety on a style and beauty thread. Oh no.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 16:13:24

Paramount was actually mentioned on S&B the other day. I was shocked and amazed to be able to post a useful response on said board.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 16:13:53

Paramo. Fecking auto correct.

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 16:16:28

shock no way!

Was the poster shunned?

Any thoughts on Arc'teryx? This Delta AR is filled with turbocharged hawtness.

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 16:17:00

Might give the urban dictionary a rest now.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 16:21:00

I live Arcteryx but can't afford it.

Strangely I was the only person to reply to the poster

fossil97 Thu 27-Sep-12 16:24:16

Isn't it all about Technical Soft Shells now? The climbing club types look a bit pitifully at me in my Polartec fleece. (They can sod off though because it's a windblock one and I am WARM)

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 16:26:29

Soft shells are pish, they are windproof, not waterproof and not warm.

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 16:28:37

I would have answered too ItsAll smile. I heart my Paramo jacket.

Fossil it's warmth I want, for walking and sitting outdoors. Am still sodding cold in two merino baselayers + decathlon fleece + paramo. I would like something a bit more fleecily powerful. Don't want down though.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 16:59:58

You want this

Or something similar. Packs down small but is super toasties. Goes over everything you are already wearing so you don't have to strip off to add a mid layer.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 17:00:13

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 18:40:20

It has a BEARD GUARD grin grin

Omg I so totally want an item of clothing that would guard my beard should I happen to develop some lady-beard issues.

Am confused at how something so light could keep me warm though. Do I not need something with a bit more textural thickness?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 18:45:20

Nope. It's basically like a sleeping bag that you wear. It's all the air trapped in the lofted fibres that keeps you warm.

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 18:45:52

What does this mean?

Short front to reduce interference with harness and movement.

I absolutely dont want any interference with my harness that I did not know I had.

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 18:46:33

Lofted fibres.

I am a big fan of those.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 18:55:57

It means it is long at the back to cover your arse...

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 19:10:03

Well I'm a big fan of that. No one likes a chilly buttock.

But what is this harness? Is it a technical euphemism for the genital front parts?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 27-Sep-12 19:26:38

Arf, I guess it is so you can still belay without your jacket getting in the way...

Slubberdegullion Thu 27-Sep-12 19:37:57

mmm. I see. Well that is a nice design feature I suppose, not that I do so much of the belaying whilst taking the dog for a walk. I suppose it makes it easier to take your trousers down in an emergency, not that I do much of that on the dog walk either. Safety First though.

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