Dec 17, 2013 at 6:06 am #1311107
GoLite roan is on sale for $130 today. I may grab this as a present for my sister. Does anyone know if this year's version is still box wall construction for the womens? It doesn't mention it anywhere on the site.Dec 17, 2013 at 7:05 am #2055127
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
It looks like it is box wall construction. It has about the same amount of down as the bitteroot but the baffle lines are not as deep so that suggests that it still is box wall… Weird they don't actually mention that.
Of course I could be tricking myself into seeing/thinking that. Also, could be the larger baffle sizes that make it look that way. Could always call them and askDec 17, 2013 at 7:48 am #2055139
One of the recent commenters said: For a jacket that is closed seamed versus true baffles, the warmth is great. …
Don't know if it's true, just passing on more info.Dec 17, 2013 at 8:02 am #2055141
Just did a live chat on the GoLite site. According to the person I chatted with: "Sewn through, however on the front of the jacket that is an extra panel to help with the wind."
(I'm home sick and bored.)Dec 17, 2013 at 8:14 am #2055146
@bolsterLocale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
States sewn through, toward the bottom of the page.
EDIT: Do'h, Doug beat me to it.Dec 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm #2055343
Too bad. I got a confirmation from Golite today as well. Apparently it's been sewn thru for a while but I remember them being box wall all of just 3 years ago. Anywho it's a shame. For the weight and down fill I'd rather invest the extra benjamin on something else for my lady friend. Till then she shivers!Dec 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm #2055344
"Till then she shivers!"
At least give her a warm hug….Dec 19, 2013 at 8:34 am #2055911
Lol. She actually snagged a pata down sweater at an REI garage sale taht is being fixed currently (broken zipper) and she has a very sweet thrift store find. Some italian designed down puffy. Weighs 18oz, as thick as my MHW Phantom and even has a two way front zip. The only issue is it has absolutely ZERO water resistance and she wants to keep it to city life.
Her only hooded piece is an Atom LT though so I wanted to get her a big puffy belay coat with a hood before dragging her on my first short snowshoe trip and her first backpacking trip (she's a trooper and we've been gearing her up for snow time adventures, so if I can shock her out of the fear of cold the rest is smooth sailing). So the quest for a proper hooded down piece continues.
She fell in love a rab infinity so if I can ever find an XS on sale again may just splurge, but for the price I may wait until sastrugis are back in stock on theclymb and then just put up with her complaining of being too warm.
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