Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My last one...

Every time I go to Canada I get something I can't find here in the good old US of A...Cream Soda Crush. Thats Right, Cream Soda CRUSH!! They are a ton of flavors available to our Northers neighbors, but not to us. SO, this is my last can and I enjoyed it! Now, just to get back to Canada sometime soon I hope! Nipigon is calling!  UM, A TASTY BEVERAGE!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New project-Fruit boots

I went to the East Side Shoe Repair for a little help with my new project. I am having them cut the soles off an older pair of Scarpa Freney's and putting on rock shoe rubber in its place. So far so good. The one boot with the sole pulled is SUPER light and i am excited to see the next step. I am going to get a pair of Bolt on Crampons from BD for the pons. I should get the boots back in a week or so and then all I need to do is finish the job and go climbing. I will post again with how they turn out.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Softshell for next fall

Polartec, LLC introduced Polartec NeoShell, its first waterproof/breathable fabric. NeoShell will appear in Fall 2011 collections from some of the leading outdoor apparel brands, including 66 North, Eider, Mammut, Marmot, Montura, Rab, The North Face, Vaude and Westcomb.

Polartec NeoShell is completely waterproof (10,000mm) but unlike most hardshells on the market today with zero airflow, NeoShell allows actual air permeability (0.5 CFM or 2 l/m2/sec), Polartec said. While traditional shell fabrics require heat and pressure to build inside the garment before the membrane begins to work, Polartec NeoShell breathes actively thanks to an exclusive sub-micron fiber membrane with unprecedented air permeability.

That is a small thread from SportsOneSource on the new fabric. Marmot is coming out with a shell next fall called the Zion for both Men and Women. It looks good and I can wait to actually use it on a wet Ice climb!