Jul 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm #1276574
Has anyone seen any info on this one yet? From what I read it has an R value of 5.7 and is 430 grams (15.15oz) in the regular size. Thermarest says it's only overseas but couldn't give me any more information about it. Seems to beat the NeoAir All Season in warmth and weight. Did I miss that this one coming out?Jul 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm #1758170
First I have heard about it too. I have only been able to find info on German sites, so maybe just released in one of their outdoor festivals. Maybe find it in the summer OR market this year?Jul 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm #1758616
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
This is the fist time I have heard about this pad, but it looks too good to be true. Does Cascade Designs make all of their pads sold in other countries in the USA, or is this a product from a foreign factory?Jul 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm #1758651
It is a new item just presented at the 2011 Outdoor show in Europe.
This is a link from the future :
(note the date…)
scan down for the blurb on the XTherm
FrancoJul 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm #1758673
Chad “Stick” PoindexterParticipant
@stickLocale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Bummer that it is a mummy cut though…I was fine with mummy cut until I used a rectangular cut and now I don't really want to go back…maybe it is not too tapered though…
Nice pad though…Jul 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm #1759415
@lenchik101Locale: Pacific Northwest (USA)
Did you read the Novelties with Images PDF? a few interesting things
Lightweight expedition men’s Down Jacket Ambition
The expedition jacket Ambition is lightweight high-tech in perfection. Size L only
weighs 380g. Besides the fabric Next to Nothing the jacket comes with the almost
weightless so-called H-chamber design. Filling: 800 + inch ³ European Down 95 / 5
(according to U.S. standard: approximately 870 inch ³).
Yeti Down Vests Proton and Cosmo made of NTN 7×7, the thinnest down proof
fabric of the world
The vests Proton (men) and Cosmo (women) of the Dynamics collection redefine the
term "lightweight": Next to Nothing 7×7 is the thinnest down proof material of the
world and encloses high-quality crystal downs. The fabric is water repellent and
anti-static and hardly loses feathers. Worldwide only a few hundred meters of the
high-tech fiber exist as the production process is very complex.
USP – the new Ultralight Soft Protection from Schoeller Textil AG floated
straight to the fore.
The Olympics of “technical lightweights” has been opened: The new USP (Ultralight
Soft Protection) technology from Schoeller Textil AG opens the competition in the
fabric discipline “technical lightweights" with a previously undreamed of comfortable
lightness coupled with wind proofing and rain resistance.
BLUNT umbrellas New Zealand – Stormproof up to Wind Force 12 (>117 km/h) with
a revolutionary designJul 15, 2011 at 8:55 am #1759599
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
I didn't read it until you mentioned it. Here are a few other items that I found interesting. 2012 could be a good year for UL backpacking!
Exped DownMat UL7 19.75oz R 5.9 -24*C
Montane Slipstram Smock – Hooded windshirt 2.82oz
Montane Minimus – Rain pants – no weight given but the “worlds lightest waterproof/breathable pants”
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Anorak – Windshirt w/ 7D fabric – 1.87ozJul 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm #1759678
Yeah, it looks like a lot of new things coming to market. I found it odd however to release the All Season and then the next year release something lighter and warmer. I guess they think the mummy design makes the difference.
Also, the MSR WhisperLite will take the same fuels it takes now plus IsoPro bottles. It says it'll come with different jets also so you'd get the best out of each type of fuel. Pretty cool stuff.
I'd like to see MSR come out with a lighter Reactor stove. I think it's about time.Aug 12, 2011 at 10:37 am #1768653
REI told me they won't be stocking the All Season and are waiting instead for the XTherm. Bummer because I still wanted the All Season for this year.Jan 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm #1821887
@chinditsLocale: Cntrl ROMO
Bump?Jan 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm #1821894
@servingkoLocale: Intermountain West
Appearantly REI decided to carry the All Season as I purchased one at Christmas and they had a dozen or more in stock.Jan 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm #1822305
From Cascade Design…………….
"Due to intense demand for the Xlite, the Xtherm has been pushed back and will be tentatively released in April. The regular size will weight 15oz and all sizes have an R valuve of 5.7. Let me know if you have any other questions. "
Thank you for contacting Cascade Designs, Inc.
Cascade Designs, Inc.Jan 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm #1822311
Can't get a hold of Kookabay and wanted something lighter than the Exped. May have to go with the Stephenson Down Mat.
You would think they would want to get the winter mat out during the winter?!
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