For more information on any of the products mentioned in this video,
please visit Arc’teryx.com.
Always want to know what works for people.
Hey, are there any tricks you use to keep snow
out of your boots when Touring or booting?
Great video! Full of good and thoughtful advice just like every other post. It would be great to see a video on skinning technique too.
Keep up the good work.
Keeping snow out of tongue style boots is easier than overlap construction. I find buckling the lower buckles a little helps with the overlaps. A good snug cuff on your pants goes a long way. Letting your partner break trail helps too!!
Alex….I’ve been thinking about a skin video. I’ll see what I can do.
Thanks for visiting guys!!
Yea for dead birds! Is the Dually too heavy or too warm to use as your daily (daytrips, overnights, etc. etc.) insulation piece? I currently have a SL down jacket with hood and would not give up the hood for anything. The solo looks like the right weight but gotta have a hood.
Good useful information and advice. Keep up the good work on the website.
James, I prefer the Solo jacket for day trips…since it is less bulky…and if I’m cold…I can just get moving again. I like the Dually for overnights when it’s important to stay warm when you’re just standing around melting water. I’m assuming the SL you refer to is a MH piece? If so…why just get the same thing (a super big and warm jacket) in a Dually…when a Solo would fit a niche you don’t already have?
FYI….Arc’teryx will be coming out with a hooded Solo….I think in ’09. The name escapes me right now…maybe the Ion?
You must have $10,000 worth of Arc’teryx stuff there. How in the world can you afford it? Did you get a second mortgage on your house or something? Seriously, I think it is good stuff, but what brands might you recommend for us non-trust-funders? Great video too, by the way.
I work in an outdoor shop and Arcteryx supports this website…which makes it easier. But I don’t find their products much more expensive than other similar brands…maybe a few bucks.
Great vid as always, good to see some educational content that can apply to many winter high output activities.
Yea, being in the industry helps greatly with the cost of nice stuff and I am sure that arcteryx sees value in your product awareness & time spent learning.
The concepts could apply to any brand really, and if you had not mentioned the specifics you would be spending you time answering…what was the name of…???
thank you for continuing to inspire & educate,
Thanks for the video, Arc’teryx makes some great stuff. You get what you pay for!
I like to add a puffy vest into the mix for wearing on top if it is not too beastly cold. You can put a vest on, and take it off with your gloves on.
Good point with the vest and glove thing Kevin. Thanks!
A wool short sleeve shirt from arcteryx? didn’t know it was in the product line. good info otherwise. let it snow.
I don’t think Arc’teryx makes that S/S wool shirt anymore…but there are many other options from other vendors out there.
How do the Gamma pant cuffs fit over bigger AT boots like the Factor? Is it a pain to get them over or access buckles when transitioning from ski to touring?
The Gamma AR version that I have fit great, but is looks like this year’s version might be different…with smaller diameter cuffs. The Gamma MX pant is a good alternative….with larger cuffs…but also much warmer.
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