Loki Lodur Hiloft
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.
Price Paid: $230
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.
Fabric: Pertex Shell 4- denier classic
Fill: Primaloft 133 Sport
Price Paid: $240
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