Nov 27, 2007 at 2:46 pm #1226004
I've changed my mind again about this vest and have decided not to keep it. A primaloft vest works better for me. Size medium. Purchased about 1 month ago, used a few times. Like new condition.
$100 shipped.Nov 27, 2007 at 3:52 pm #1410361
Joe KusterBPL Member
How is the fit? Typical medium sizing or a bit larger?Nov 27, 2007 at 4:50 pm #1410368
I'm 5'10", 145 lbs and typically wear a medium (in Patagonia, Icebreaker, Smartwool, and Mountain Hardwear, for example, a medium shirt fits me perfectly). I tried on the large Flight jacket and I was swimming in it. The medium flight vest, however, is a very good fit–not tight, but there's not a lot of dead air space between the vest and my body.
I think I read that the Flight series vests are supposed to fit like a fleece vest, which means it's not intended to be worn with a puffy layer underneath it.Nov 28, 2007 at 7:02 am #1410454
I have noticed that your zipper tag is different from what is pictured on the WM website (notice the red lettering):
Would you kindly tell me where the vest was purchased ?Nov 28, 2007 at 8:44 am #1410464
The tag looks different because it's flipped backwards in my first photo. Here's some close ups of the tags, which for some reason didn't show up in my original photo. I bought it from Backcountry Gear. Another thing you may have noticed is that in my original photo the trim on the hand warmer pockets and arm holes looks white; whereas in person it doesn't look white. It is really black in appearance, but the material has reflective properties so the flash on my camera makes it look bright white.Nov 28, 2007 at 8:01 pm #1410565
Changed my mind about the asking price. $120 really is too much to ask for something that costs $160 new, isn't it? I was thinking it's in like new condition and all, but then I remembered that the gear swap is about deals. $100 shipped sound a little better?Nov 30, 2007 at 3:05 pm #1410840
Just updating, the vest is still available.Dec 3, 2007 at 9:06 pm #1411177
Just listed it on ebay. If you win it, mention that you're a BPL member and get free shipping.Dec 5, 2007 at 6:49 am #1411308
Thanks for the reply Robert.
I think my current WM vest is awesome.
Its cool offering the free shipping to BPL members.Dec 9, 2007 at 9:54 am #1411873
Anybody want a Flight vest? $74, no bids, 1.5 days left.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260190025571Dec 9, 2007 at 2:39 pm #1411914
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
Would it be long enough if you were 3" taller? That's where I am! Being thin I often fall in between M & L sizes.
Thanks, ToddDec 9, 2007 at 4:03 pm #1411924
Hmm, that probably depends on where the extra height is compared to on me (legs or torso or both), but my guess is that the medium would be borderline too short for you. It's cut so the bottom hem comes down to about 3"-4" below my beltline.Dec 9, 2007 at 4:15 pm #1411926
How warm is this vest? What temps should it be considered for?
I don't think I really need it, but for heaven's sake, you shouldn't have this much trouble selling a WM item!
If it's around a temp range I could see myself being in, than I'll grab it up for ya!Dec 9, 2007 at 4:40 pm #1411931
Don't think you need to buy it just for pity's sake, Andrew. There are actually several watchers for this listing who will maybe be last minute biddders.
As for the temperature range, I'll try. Wearing a midweight baselayer and the flight vest, and sitting around not really moving, I'm good down to the 40s. Below that and my arms get cold. If I add a windshirt, though, it's comfortable down to the 30s. Add in a little activity, like walking around doing camp chores, and it's good a bit below that.Dec 9, 2007 at 7:45 pm #1411951
heh…oh no, I wouldn't buy it out of pity! I've been tempted by it since day one and it's coming to a point where I can save up a bit and just get it!
It's a great piece of gear and I imagine I would find a way to use it! I expected it to be warmer, but I'm happy to hear it isn't for temps that I usually don't experience!Dec 9, 2007 at 8:03 pm #1411953
The two-layer loft is almost exactly 3". I can't say if my above temperature estimates will hold true for you because I really haven't used the vest too much or in a very wide range of conditions, but according to this article, 1.5" of single layer loft yeilds an approximate temperature rating of 40 degrees, of course YMMV.Dec 10, 2007 at 9:08 pm #1412109
Aww…just missed it! I checked with 1 minute left and I had to sign up for an account in that time because I forgot my old info. I guess I couldn't type fast enough!
Oh well! :/Dec 11, 2007 at 3:55 am #1412121
@pblaetzLocale: North East
Wow…..someone got a good deal. Why do guys wear med's instead of large and xl.
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