Dec 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm #1310947
ALL SIZES AND ALL COLORS ARE STILL AVAILABLEDec 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm #2053810
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Not XS in W's, of which I wanted two =/Dec 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm #2053813
Snagged a "Grease" colored jacket in my size, thanks for the heads up. What a great sounding color! I can wear it while changing the oil in my truck!!Dec 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm #2053822
Scored a medium in Blue…I was torn between blue and grease though.Dec 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #2053823
When the deal went live everything was available, I posted a little after…I'm working on a term paper. Good luck with your search.Dec 13, 2013 at 4:48 am #2053839
Only Blue and Orange left in the XXLDec 13, 2013 at 7:14 am #2053859
You can read Brett's post two different ways; I believe he is referring to the availability of the XXL size exclusively. Because at the time of this posting, there are still lots of other colors and sizes available, both genders. But, looks like blue is now the only option in XXL.
If you're on the fence, see the Bitterroot vs Infinity shoot-out here:Dec 13, 2013 at 7:27 am #2053864
Yes, sorry, I was only caring about the XXL. Here is what is left. I am surpised that the Blue is the only one that has all sizes left, thought that would be the orange or green.
green – m, l, xl
grey – s, m, l, xl
orange – m, l, xl
blue – s, m , l, xl, xxlDec 13, 2013 at 7:48 am #2053877
Jeff GerkeBPL Member
How much warmer would this jacket be than a nanopuff? I'm looking for something warmer to use for winter camping in the Rockies.Dec 13, 2013 at 8:17 am #2053891
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Considerably warmer than a nanopuff. The selkirk jackets from GoLite are similarly warm (likely warmer due to down) than the nanopuff (obviously they don't make a selkirk hoody, but if they did it would likely have about 90g of down or less). The bitterroot has 150g of down, which puts it warmer than a MB alpine light which most people use as a winter jacket. For reference check out the "New Paradigm for Garment Warmth" thread on this site. Put quantitatively a nanopuff has around .75 Clo of insulation while a Bitterroot is 3.44. You'll notice a serious improvement in warmth although humidity/moisture resistance naturally decreases using down vs synth.
For the record, Golite has not stocked the XS in women's for weeks now unfortunately. Was just hoping they may have released some new inventory for the sale.Dec 13, 2013 at 8:22 am #2053894
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Nano puff uses 60g PL1 (.92 Clo at best for 100g I believe at best but the nano puff won't achieve that since it is excessively quilted = unnecessary cold spots), where as the bitterroot has 150g (5.3) oz of 850fp downtek water resistant down. So… It'll be much much warmer, should easily take you into the 20s and lower on its own (I've taken a Montbell Alpine Light non hooded jacket down into the 20s with just a base layer.. Has only 4 oz of 800 FP down, so much less than the bitterroot).Dec 13, 2013 at 9:01 am #2053919
If you're on the fence, I've owned just about every other mid-weight down jacket, and after giving my old Bitterroot to my close friend I went into withdrawals. The addition of hydrophobic down makes this an unbeatable jacket for UL'ing in the shoulder season. I carried mine for the southern section of my solo JMT this summer and it performed perfectly.Dec 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm #2054072
@banosserLocale: Pacific Northwest
FYI.. If you had purchased this product earlier within the last few weeks (as I had), you can submit a photo copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the difference refunded… I just submitted mine.. they said they are so busy they probably won't be able to get to it until next week.Dec 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm #2054356
@ddwbeaglesLocale: Stephens City, VA
This close to Christmas, I need to stop coming in this section. I suppose to be buying for others. But, scored a nice 6oz UL / 800 power fill active dry down Selkirk jacket for half price. Thanks for the heads up.Dec 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm #2054385
@gravesbrockLocale: asheville nc
Woah! That's superb customer service by golite to retro deals like that !Dec 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm #2054830
Matt DirksenBPL Member
@namelesswayLocale: Mid Atlantic
How much was the sale price?
MattDec 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm #2054832
Daniel AllenBPL Member
@dan_quixoteLocale: below the mountains (AK)
the sale price was 169.99. I compared the montbell line to the bitterroot and the closest match retailed for $300, so probably still a pretty good deal even with Golite's goofy price inflation.Dec 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm #2054845
XXL is sold out on the Bitterroot and probably will be for the seasonDec 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm #2055701
Arrived. Beautiful jacket, but the thinness of the packaging (two ply of thin plastic) is borderline. How this made it through the mail without tearing the fabric, I don't know. There were rips and holes in the outer plastic bag; the inner plastic bag survived intact. I'm not sure that "ultralight packing" is such a good idea. But the jacket seems great at first examination.
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