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    Video: Why MacEntyre likes the Baby Orca 3/4 IX UQ

    I just completed a new Baby Orca 3/4 IX UQ, so I thought I would explain why they are my favorite. I don't have one... every one I've made has been shipped to someone else! One day soon, I will get my own Baby Orca!

    It's got two layers of IX, differentially cut, and a nylon outer cover. The darts are all on the inside, so they help create loft. The InsulTubes Torso Heater is in there as well, providing more loft, as well as another layer of IX under your back side. The Baby Orca weighs about 8.4 oz, with suspension.

    Shug has said that if you are a backpacker, you should consider a 3/4 UQ. He uses one in winter, with a CCF pad under his legs. I have always done the opposite, using a PeaPod, a KAQ, and a SnugFit. When I get my own Baby Orca, I will travel much lighter!

    Here it is, Why MacEntyre likes the Baby Orca

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    Did I miss it on your webpage? Didn't see it listed. What's the selling price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Did I miss it on your webpage? Didn't see it listed. What's the selling price?
    I should list it separately... it's the 3/4 IX UQ with the optional outer cover, all of which is listed under Prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I should list it separately... it's the 3/4 IX UQ with the optional outer cover, all of which is listed under Prices.

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    I'm curious ... the IX isn't breathable is it? Why a breathable cover? Don't see that as an issue ... just curious about the thought behind it being breathable.

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    Very good question Michael,

    I can see you have been taking lessons from Spencer (very wise and gentle beast) in an attempt to improve your perception capabilities pal.

    Soooo...MacEntyre why do you install a breathable outer layer?
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    Is it because Orcas are mammals and must breathe air? j/k


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    yes, Insultex IS breathable

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    I'm curious ... the IX isn't breathable is it?
    Yes, it is breathable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Yes, it is breathable.

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    Thanks Mac ... I've been thinking it wasn't ... makes sense now.

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    Insultex is breathable and windproof.

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    Yeah, thanks for the answer MacEntyre.
    I should a have went to website first and found the answer sooner.
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