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#102877 - 09/09/08 10:40 AM The Northern Lite Pullover is back! (MEC)
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For those of you who missed Mountain Equipment Co-op's Northern Lite Pullover known for it's good compressibility and light weight warmth they have brought it back.....with a few changes.

It now has an integrated insulated hood and a 2-oz per square yard fill weight verses my 1.5-oz sans hood. An interesting redesign at any rate.

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detai...D=1220981602831

http://www.mec.ca/Main/CurrencyCalculato...D=1220981606839

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#102878 - 09/10/08 07:43 AM Re: The Northern Lite Pullover is back! (MEC) [Re: longhair29]
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Bah! they put a hood on it! Bleah!

I'll stick to my original where I don't have to carry the extra weight of a hood! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> - There's a
reason I carry a toque!
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#102879 - 09/10/08 11:08 AM Re: The Northern Lite Pullover is back! (MEC) [Re: phat]
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LOL

I agree that insulated hood is well.............overkill.

But it's an original new idea.

I may snag a pair of their Magma PL1 insulated full-zip Pants for this Winter.

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#102880 - 09/10/08 05:08 PM Re: The Northern Lite Pullover is back! (MEC) [Re: longhair29]
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I have to agree about the hood. They have moved away from a light weight sweater to a full on insulated coat for mild temperatures . <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

I'm glad I have the original.

460 gm XL - btw.

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#102881 - 09/10/08 09:06 PM Re: The Northern Lite Pullover is back! (MEC) [Re: Rick]
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Holy horse cookies! I didn't even look at the price.. *** $160 ***? YGTBSM! I think
I paid something like $35 or $40 for my original! EEEK. I was gonna say you could chop
the hood off but not at that price!!!!

(madly typing in other window..... "Rest assured I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throught the MEC feedback area").
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#102882 - 09/11/08 04:18 PM Re: The Northern Lite Pullover is back! (MEC) [Re: Rick]
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Rick,

I too have Thee original NL pullover with the 1.5-oz fill weight and it's still going strong after nearly 7-years being worn, stuffed and re-stuffed with no loss of loft. I believe Primaloft is the best synthetic fill out there, saving my arse more than once in nasty wet, cold weather.

I've noticed the American dollar has readjusted somewhat to the Canada's currency = an ever oh slightly better deal for Americans purchasing MEC stuff..............just barely. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I paid about $60.00 with S & H for my pullover. Compare that to a Patagucci syn' fill anything.

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