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As I was searching for some information on an REI tent, I stumbled across the following:

http://www.rei.com/pdf/features/gearapparel/Spring-2013-lookbook.pdf

That new hybrid sleeping pad looks interesting. Not sure about the sleeping bag with 800 fill down on top and Primaloft on the bottom.

It's nice knowing what new products are coming or being revised. Makes a purchase now easier to do.
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Hybrid sleeping pad? You mean the air filled bumper tubes on the edges? Doesn't look terribly new to me. Big Agnes beat them to it last year.

Sorry, but Primaloft isn't magic - if it's wet it'll be cold and uncomfortable same as any other insulation. All-conditions is an exaggeration.


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The nice thing about primaloft is that it does stand up to clamminess better than down without losing loft and seems to pass moisture better too. I have a prima-loft jacket I really, really love. Kinda more than my down pullover. Heresy, I know...
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The nice thing about primaloft is that it does stand up to clamminess better than down without losing loft and seems to pass moisture better too. I have a prima-loft jacket I really, really love. Kinda more than my down pullover. Heresy, I know...

Since DriDown or Down Tek is coming to market soon, this may be a moot point. Some jackets already have it. Should not be too long before it takes the place of all down I suspect


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The nice thing about primaloft is that it does stand up to clamminess better than down without losing loft and seems to pass moisture better too. I have a prima-loft jacket I really, really love. Kinda more than my down pullover. Heresy, I know...

I have a Montbell Thermawrap and a Marmot down jacket.

The down jacket is the same loft/weight and keeps me warmer... otherwise it's a toss up.


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Hybrid sleeping pad? You mean the air filled bumper tubes on the edges? Doesn't look terribly new to me. Big Agnes beat them to it last year.

Even REI has an air pad already with bigger side rails, the Stratus.

And I think that is the pad Dabrador was referring to as the hybrid, but not the side-rail feature -- that new pad is supposed to be part self-inflating and part air. Doesn't sound appealing to me though.


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Glad to see they've abandoned the yellow color on the Half Dome.
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The new Flash 22 pack and the Primaloft sleeping pads look interesting, though on the latter I'm still looking at a "shorty" Xlite from Thermarest.

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The nice thing about primaloft is that it does stand up to clamminess better than down without losing loft and seems to pass moisture better too. I have a prima-loft jacket I really, really love. Kinda more than my down pullover. Heresy, I know...

I have a Montbell Thermawrap and a Marmot down jacket.

The down jacket is the same loft/weight and keeps me warmer... otherwise it's a toss up.

Unless it is wet.  Primaloft dries way quicker.  In fact, it will dry from just body heat alone as moisture is pushed out.  That doesn't happen with down.

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Down is useless down here. I'm sitting here with damp feet from the 40 mph wind, rain and 2000 % humidity.I'm a fleece kinda guy.Wearing my 17 year old Wyoming Woolens vest now.

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