/ Full body contact winter shells!

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Jamie B - on 15 Oct 2013
Updating my shell layers for winter, looking for something bombproof!

The performance benchmark is that it'll survive a wrestling session in a mixed chimney; any suggestions?
ccmm on 15 Oct 2013 - 212.219.255.65 whois?
In reply to Jamie B:

This: http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/93971-iron-man-mark-iv.jpg

Alternatively ME Changabang stands up pretty well.
stevieweesaxs107 - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:
I've a Crux Flak jkt going
Red Large,don't think they come
Anymore indestructible :-D
peebles boy - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

Rab Latok jacket. The epitome of bombproof (until you iron it to re proof it and your iron setting is too high...surprisingly fragile in that particular situation!)
Steve Perry - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to peebles boy:
> (In reply to Jamie B)
>
> Rab Latok jacket. The epitome of bombproof


+1

Richard White on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

I'm sure all the top end jackets are suitable, but I can vouch for the ME Changabang as well.

Has fared well with a number of winter seasons wrestling with Caingorm granite and all the typical winter weather.
In reply to Jamie B:

Another +1 for the Rab Latok (not Latok Alpine), the sallopettes are pretty good too.
CurlyStevo - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:
"any suggestions?"

Have you considered stretchy soft shell for climbing with a belay jacket. I've not used a hard shell (unless it was raining and that was once in the lakes) since owning this combo!
shaunmillar - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B: I'll vouch for the ME Kamchatka. Bombproof as they come.
craigloon - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

NW Alpine Eyebright jacket, made of non-woven Dyneema!

http://nwalpine.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5235882&id=21771509
BnB - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to craigloon: And only 125grams!! Where's the catch?

Oh $600... That translates to about 600 retail IME.

Interesting item though. Wonder how well it breathes.
Denni on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

I'd go for a good old fashioned Goretex XCR jacket like the old Changabang, TNF Guide jacket etc.
Will take a hammering and although slighty heavier, I personally think they stand up better to being hammered.
Only my tuppenceworth of course!
MagnusL - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

Army Goretex jacket. Cheap as chips and practically indestructable!
butteredfrog - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to BnB:

For 600 its a shame it looks like a screwed up Tyvek suit. Not a lot of pub posing value in that one. :)
craigloon - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to butteredfrog:

I guess you could keep the price tag attached? : )
craigloon - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to butteredfrog:

Actually it looks like the top half of those CSI suits they wear at murder scenes.
robatkinson - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

Haglofs Spitz, the cut for me is perfect and its not fussy, oh and according to the Rep the outer fabric is as tough as cordura.

a bit pricey though
BofA Matt - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

Hi Jamie,

I have a Rab Latok in size XL I'm going to sell if you're interested. It's brand new with Labels attached. As stated above - totally bombproof!

Cheers,
Matt
butteredfrog - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to craigloon:

Yep Tyvek, that's the ones!
butteredfrog - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to robatkinson:

On a serious note, I have a Spitz and I concider my Patagonia softshell to be more water resistant. The chest pockets fill up with water in anything more than drizzle too.

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