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  The North Face, Dark Star Review By the Everest GearGal


 

The Dark Star is the warmest synthetic sleeping bag made by The North Face. Designed specifically for harsh, wet, sub-zero conditions it is no wonder that this is their top selling bag in Alaska. The Dark Star is insulated with Polarguard® Delta, the industry leader in strength, durability and loft. With a comfort rating down to -40°F this insulation remains surprisingly compressible and lightweight. The Dark Star will keep you warm on the north face of any mountain. 

While carrying this bag you are sure to face challenges and abrasions during the day, but come nightfall and your body will experience the luxury of the Silken lining. Strong enough to prevent synthetic fibers from breaking through and into the bag, this Silken liner is soft and breathable while helping to transfer heat evenly. Cold spots are a thing of the past thanks to the overlapping shingle construction, which distributes the insulation evenly throughout the bag. Once things start heating up you can rest assured knowing the warmth will stay in the bag with the help of the adjustable draft collar and full-length draft tube. The flat cord for hood adjustment and shock cord for chest adjustment will keep the body snug throughout the night. 

If you can’t get yourself out of the bag for your morning cup of coffee you can feel safe hopping out of the tent and into the kitchen due to the Dark Star’s BottomLine taffeta.  This tough bottom shell gives protection on a variety of surfaces. In addition, the Firestorm™ top shell fabric is durable and water resistant. Should that coffee run through you the easy-grab pull- tabs and cloth-lined zipper columns make for an easy getaway.  

The Dark Star has everything needed for the serious mountaineer including an oversized, head level watch pocket big enough for an altimeter watch and functional enough to make sure you reach the summit before the turn around time.

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Millet One Sport Everest Boot  has made some minor changes by adding more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to -75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads. Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

A cold weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura® upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand See more here.

 






 

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