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Jul 31, 2007 at 5:12 pm #1224371
I'm a new guy here! I drifted in from a number of other backpacking forums. I guess I have been reading the "free" stuff for least two years now, and finally decided to join. Nice place you have here.
I have been looking for light weight insulated clothing. I have been unable to find a "size chart" while searching the BPL web site. I have been reading about the "Cocoon" products, the Hoody, Pants, and Parka in particular. How does one go about determining a proper fit? After I find a size chart, I would then have to know what type of layers it might accommodate (i.e. a base layer plus one layer of 100 wt. fleece or a fit over a 200 wt. fleece layer, wind shirt and hard shell, etc.). Thank you for your help in this matter. To whom would I direct my comments?
DanJul 31, 2007 at 5:42 pm #1396976Bill BBPL Member
The Cocoon line is made by Bozeman Mountain Works for BPL. The size chart is on the BMW website:
They are excellent products!Aug 1, 2007 at 2:50 am #1397005
Thanks for the response and link to the chart! I somehow missed the Cocoon connection to BMW. I looked and found that I had already bookmarked the BMW web site with other gear companies.
Have a great day!
DanAug 1, 2007 at 11:45 am #1397074François LedererMember
I ordered the cocoon pants and hoodie in M, hesitating with the size S since I usually would fit small size.
The products are ample and wou look like a cosmonaut in them. May be due to this space gray colour…
But in the end I reconsidered sending them back since using the pants as overpants is great.
Hoodie over other stuff also will work great.
So my advice would be to define your usage clearly.
And in the end the weight penalty of the bigger size is relative – even if when purchasing cocoon stuff, weight is the issue…Aug 1, 2007 at 3:12 pm #1397096
I am looking for non-down insulated clothing options for when temps range between 40 to 25 degrees. My trips are generally in the hardwood forests of Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. I'd like to eventually do a trip down in the Smokies and/or sections of the AT. It almost always rains when I go backpacking.
My current pack weight is down considerably from the former 50-55 lbs. that it was. I'm looking to replace my 300 wt. fleece hoody and 200 wt. fleece sweater/jacket with something light, compact, and WARM! My current outfit is good for temps down to, say, about 45-50 degrees and weighs about 18-21 lbs. with no food or water. I was looking at the Montbell Thermawrap Parka before I joined BPL. Now I have a few more options to consider.
I'm not an ultra-lighter, yet, and I don't know if I ever will be, but I am headed in that direction. So far I've gotten my total weekend pack load down to about 30-32 lbs. I'm having trouble parting with my water purifier system, sigh!
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