Loki Lodur Hiloft
OK, This is a biased review- I designed the outerwear,…
Fabric: Pertex Shell 4- denier classic
Fill: Primaloft 133 Sport
Price Paid: $240
This is a biased review-
I designed the outerwear, but it is so new and different I thought perhaps I would tell the curious souls about it from the horse's mouth.
Details: The 05 LODUR Hiloft is a Primaloft 133 gr. Sport filled, Pertex Classic shelled(40 denier) all in one Belay/ and more Jacket.
Weight: Medium weighs about 26oz. The addition of the Loki Mitts and Faceshield bumps the weight a bit, if you trust the systm it also cancels extra weight in your pack. (ie gloves, and neck giater) More over, you can't forget, drop, or lose such important items for a big trip or even daily use!
Among other peices in the LOKI line, my brother Dirk and I climbed Denali on June 15, 05, with fantastic (better than expected) results. For most of the trip and on Summit day we wore a thin wool base layer, a micro fleece, our eVENT LEVITY Shell and the LODUR over all.
We used the integrated LOKI Mitts and Facesheild with only thin liner gloves and a scull cap under for extremity protection. A few days before our summit a gentleman lost a mitt and several fingers. With our jacket this is not a possiblilty. It is very efficeient, safe and "low-key" in fashion. Serious outdoor adventurers and avid users "get" it. Our technology is the most thought out gear ever. You have to try it yourself to understand how awesome it is.
Warm to the core. Last time I was ice climbing in…
Price Paid: $230
Warm to the core. Last time I was ice climbing in Ouray, it was a brutally cold day. Most climbers had left for the warmth of the True Grit. We stayed toasty with our Lodurs.
I read a review in Climbing magazine on belay jackets. They rated this in the top five, and this is the one.