/ Recommend me a softshell

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climber34neil - on 27 Dec 2012
Hi can anyone recommend a softshell for winter/ice also at a reasonable price, I like the montane sabretooth if anyone had used one or would like to sell one ! Thanks
jacobjlloyd - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil: patagonia ascentionist. Don't make it anymore, but its the business.
Roberttaylor - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil

Buffalo big face shirt.
KellyKettle - on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to Roberttaylor:
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> Buffalo big face shirt.

Seconded, Either the Big Face or the Special Six Shirt combined with the appropriate size of hood (or the expedition hood if you're going to be wearing a helmet a lot with it).
Alex Slipchuk on 27 Dec 2012
In reply to jacobjlloyd:
> (In reply to climber34neil) patagonia ascentionist. Don't make it anymore, but its the business.

+1
Nic DW - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil:

As above, a Buffalo...

...Unless your warm blooded like me, and then a rab vapourise (occasionally with a cheap thin fleece pulled over the top if i'm feeling wimpish)...
iksander on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to The Big Man:
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+2

Thin, stretchy non-membrane, big hood is the way to go IMHO. ME Orbital or Rab Scimitar look like good bets
IoanTataru - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil: You could also go with a windshirt like the Montane Lite-speed and layer fleece/merino underneath as needed. I have one and use it year round. You can't really climb with it though and not shred it to pieces.
Katherine Ross - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil: I'm still in love with my Rab Baltoro Alpine over a year later. I do feel the wind through it a little, though. Not sure if this is common with other softshells or not, but Polartec claim the material is something like 99% wind proof.
n-stacey - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil: Its a Gruffalo for me big boy!!!
n-stacey - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil: What pants are you wearing at the mo?
KellyKettle - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to n-stacey:
> (In reply to climber34neil) What pants are you wearing at the mo?

Calm down, it's a public forum!
climber34neil - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to n-stacey: you know me well enough to know the answer to that but I will show you if you like !
climber34neil - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil: thanks for the ideas, plenty to look at and try now , cheers all
n-stacey - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to KellyKettle: Easy Kelly, I meant trousers!! Naughty. ;-)
climber34neil - on 28 Dec 2012
In reply to n-stacey: they are sherpa softshell pants
KellyKettle - on 29 Dec 2012
In reply to n-stacey:
> (In reply to KellyKettle) Easy Kelly, I meant trousers!! Naughty. ;-)

[mumbles something about americanisms] :p

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