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Mont Icicle Down Jacket
roysta
13/07/2010
8:04:42 PM
Hi there
I'm new to the forum, so this may have been raised before.
I'm close to ordering a Mont Icicle jacket because I'm planning a trip to some cold altitude spots in winter in Mexico and later to high points in NZ.
Anyone got one of these and can shed some light on the pros and cons?
rudi
14/07/2010
6:57:45 PM
Mont make good kit and I think the icicle is one of the better ones on the market: good and tough face fabric, nice quality down, reasonably lightweight, well priced, great no-frills design and quality construction. It's not the lightest on the market, but for a do-everything / buy once and use it for years jacket, you can't go wrong.
brendan
14/07/2010
7:15:49 PM
if your after a jacket too sit in a cafe drinking latte's buy a down jacket, If your after a jacket to "layer on the outside" and wear in cold wet climates buy a synthetic jacket, i have a Mont Icicle in XL, colour blue if your intrested in buying : )
roysta
14/07/2010
8:08:57 PM
Yeah thanks Brendan I needed a lame reply like that.
roysta
14/07/2010
8:13:15 PM
Thanks Rudi, I kinda got a similar response from someone else outside of this forum, so I went ahead and bought the Icicle.
I did a fair bit of research on many other brands and pretty well came to my own conclusions.
Just needed some confirmation.
Cheers

ado_m
15/07/2010
9:58:10 AM
I've got one of these, I love it. It's 2 years old, but still looks pretty new despite being bashed around and lived over many winter weekend, but only for cragging. A lot tougher than the competition.

(Rudi - how's things, how'd the wedding go?)
widewetandslippery
15/07/2010
10:17:34 AM
On 14/07/2010 roysta wrote:
>Yeah thanks Brendan I needed a lame reply like that.

I don't think Brendans response was so lame, he just didn't think about where you are going. I probally wouldn't buy a down jacket but I'm not planning to go to a dry high altitude venue.
brendan
15/07/2010
6:00:17 PM
If you wanted only positive responses you should have said so, like i said i have an icicle and although its great jacket i wont be taking it to NZ in 2 weeks for winter climbing nor will i be taking it to the euro alps next year, i will wear it to the cafe to drink latte's and maybe for bouldering.... pretty lame
roysta
15/07/2010
8:21:42 PM
No, I wasn't looking for only positive responses, but I've had more pluses for it outside of this forum anyway.
You are the one out, so I'll go for the majority vote.
What will you be taking to your venues?
brendan
16/07/2010
11:40:26 AM
http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/m_s_chaos_jacket.html

best jacket i have had, worn it over 150 days in the hills.





dagdamor
16/07/2010
12:31:23 PM
I like my icicle, though as has been pointed out by Brendan it won't suit as a belay jacket in wet conditions, for those you want synthetic. That said it was great as a belay jacket in Canada 18 months ago (super cold and dry), and while ski-touring in Oz and NZ. Only quibble (and I note the OR jacket linked mentions this specifically) the hood doesn't really fit comfortably over a helmet.
rudi
17/07/2010
3:10:37 PM
I also agree that it is not a great belay jacket in damp conditions. But it depends even then on what mountaineering you do -- for summer NZ I'd still take a down jacket, because it's not that cold so you pretty much only wear it in the hut at the end of the day -- and I much prefer a cosy downy for kicking about in over the synthetic.

(Adrian: wedding is not until the first week of August. We'll be spending the week after chilling out in the Bluies (in our downys, drinking lattes haha). Looking forward to it!)

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