/ OI NEWS: VIDEO: Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee

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Mountain Equipment Eclipse Hooded Zip Tee #1, 3 kbA close fitting hooded Zip Tee that provides the optimum base or mid layer for winter and alpine climbing.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=4963
In reply to UKC Gear: I'm not that easily impressed but that looks very cool. It will make you look somehow like a lego ninja, which can only be a good thing.
chris_s - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to TobyA:

Looks a great piece. So good I'd put money on it being discontinued next year.
Rich @ ME - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to chris_s:

So good I'd put money on it being discontinued next year.


How much? ;o)

Rich
Mountain Equipment
edinburgh_man on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Rich @ ME:

I can't imagine where the "inspiration" for this came from!

An improvement on the original? Well, the face coverage looks better and it is cheaper.

This is the first ME product for a couple of years that I've thought about actually buying (apart from a Snowline down bag).

Good design, good product.

lithos on 10 Oct 2012
looks great, but the fit is key so i need to try one on :-)
In reply to chris_s:

> Looks a great piece. So good I'd put money on it being discontinued next year.

Nah, everyone one wants a hooded microfleece these days even if they never wear the hood! Andy K's blog on the wonders of R1 Hoody has a lot to answer for (in a good way)! :-)
Cameron94 on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC Gear: Apart from having zoned body panels it's very close to the berghaus smoulder! Intresting to see what people think.
m8tey - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC Gear: In reply to UKC Gear: Had one for a bit and seems great :) measures up well against my R1's and Lowe Alpine Stealth . The fabric is lighter weight than the R1 so should probably get a longer seasonal use out of it although it feels a bit less 'robust'and a little more 'snug' >> 'Used to always lose hats till the advent of hoodies'
mkean - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Rich @ ME:
Looks really good, although I'm not having a lot of luck finding an XXL in stock anywhere. How do these size up?

chris_s - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Rich @ ME:

Just 1 then :)

Will be buying one of these to replace my worn-out - and discontinued - Berghaus Smoulder hoody.
Rich @ ME - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to mkean: I'm afraid we only go up to an XL in the Eclipse. They're designed to be pretty close fitting, to give you an idea I'm wearing a large in the video, I'm 6ft and a fairly standard climbing build and find it perfect worn over just a thin wicking T-shirt.

Rich
Mountain Equipment
mkean - on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to Rich @ ME:
Ah, I'm 6'8" and built like a gibbon. May well be a non-starter :-)
Euge - on 11 Oct 2012
In reply to chris_s:
> (In reply to Rich @ ME)
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> Just 1 then :)
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> Will be buying one of these to replace my worn-out - and discontinued - Berghaus Smoulder hoody.

Wonder why they discontinued them... I have one and it is an amazing piece of kit.

E
moo cow - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to TobyA: I've had one of these since July/August and its nothing like an R1. As I haven't over heated in it! I love the R1 but it was too hot even when it was -25c. this however is comfy, really comfy. Job well done ME. Hood is belting.
thedatastream on 15 Oct 2012
It's an "Eclipse" but the review text frequently references "Shadow" and not Eclipse - reference to the rather awesome Rab Shadow Hoodie perhaps given that it does the same thing only with a different logo?
Fraser on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to thedatastream:

> ...the rather awesome Rab Shadow Hoodie perhaps given that it does the same thing only with a different logo?

A-hah, but this one has a squinty zip!

Rich @ ME - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to thedatastream:This is my mistake, thanks for pointing it out. The text was written when the Eclipse was still at prototype stage under the working name of 'Shadow', this was obviously changed when we realised there was another product with the same name but I clearly missed a couple of edits! The similarity between the two products doesn't go far beyond the fact they both have a hood, try them on and you'll see that they're very different bits of kit.

Rich
Mountain Equipment
ire - on 23 Oct 2012
In reply to UKC Gear: Looks like a great product - only downside is, I can't find one in Manchester - Even the ME shop doesn't have any! I'd like to try one on before I buy.
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iksander on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to Euge: >>Will be buying one of these to replace my worn-out - and discontinued - Berghaus Smoulder hoody.

>Wonder why they discontinued them... I have one and it is an amazing piece of kit.

Amen. I've been through just about every microfleece, powerstretch, powerdry etc. hoody there is and Smoulder II is the best so far. And I do wear the hood a lot, and yes I do look like I'm about to be fired from a cannon.

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