Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Lightweight Puffy Poll Viewing 10 posts - 21 through 30 (of 30 total) ← 1 2 Author Posts February 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm #651804 hikeswithdogs 8 Posts After trying on the Marmott, REI , Patagonia and North Face down(800) sweaters I sadly went with the NF sweater strictly due to the fact that it fit me the best. I do like it though and it adds a TON of warmth with almost no weight under a hard shell February 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm #651805 dln 146 Posts Arctery’x Atom Lt Hoody – lightweight midlayer Acrtery’x Fission SL – storm layer for the independently wealthy February 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm #651806 96avs01 875 Posts @yoda wrote: If you’re patient I would suggest waiting for Sierra Design’s new DriDown jackets. No joke and it’s quite amazing to see it demonstrated in person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhqHdg254k How long? Video only talks about application to bags. 165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 Furberg Chris February 18, 2012 at 5:15 am #651807 grubbers 150 Posts My go to puffy is the Patagonia Micro Puff Vest. Plenty of warmth in a small, lightweight package. I like the versatility of synthetic for the highly variable weather of Northern Vermont. I’m a bit more minimalist when it comes to layers, but that’s also because I don’t do really long tours and don’t stop moving. Even on days when it’s below 0 I’ll wear just a midweight long underwear top underneath my shell (Burton AK Jussi Anorak), maybe I’ll wear my R1 hoody if it’s getting into the negative teens. February 18, 2012 at 6:38 am #651808 matt_ha 30 Posts I don’t usually skimp, especially on stuff that could save a life, but the equivalent of $50 got me a decent down jacket from Decathlon (a European sports superstore chain). Their kit has woked well for me in the past. Temperatures in the North Western Alps tend to be pretty moderate so no need to go the full North Face, Patagonia or other bigger money routes – though their offerings tend to be a lot prettier. February 19, 2012 at 2:58 am #651809 aksltxlt 621 Posts I use both synthetic and Down, But I always have my montbell puffy pants and jacket in my touring pack February 19, 2012 at 6:16 am #651810 Method 151 Posts haha, for me it’s both – La P’gucci micro puff vest and then if I am beyond resort pistes (90% of my riding!) in the bottom of my pack you will find (also from la p’gucci milan catwalk) the ultralight down garbage bag, er I mean shirt, as an emergency layer – packs down to a beer can size and weighs about as much as an empty one. February 19, 2012 at 7:05 am #651811 imported_MountainDog 160 Posts @maniacdave wrote: Stoic Down Luft scored off of SAC. Interior BC. Somedays wish I had a hood. Same for me too. Really love it! If it’s going to be an overnight trip I bring my Mountain Hardware Sub Zero Parka. That one’s real toasty. April 1, 2012 at 1:28 am #651812 802smuggler 369 Posts Thought I’d open this thread back up with some info on dry down. Yoda wrote: If you’re patient I would suggest waiting for Sierra Design’s new DriDown jackets. No joke and it’s quite amazing to see it demonstrated in person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhqHdg254k How long? Video only talks about application to bags. Sierra designs dry down jackets are supposed to be released in August at about 250 beans. BrooksRange will also be releasing a similar product. http://www.gizmag.com/warm-water-resistant-down-jackets/21124/ Does anybody have any experience with Wild Things belay jacket? If so how well does it pack? Thanks. April 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm #651813 Jason4 443 Posts I keep a hooded synthetic puffy in my pack all the time because conditions can go sideways in a hurry in the PNW and I don’t need the insulation at -20, I need it at the freezing point. I usually have a Patagonia down jacket in the car too but I’d only swap that into my pack if I were touring during a very strong high pressure system and was sure that things would stay dry. Viewing 10 posts - 21 through 30 (of 30 total) ← 1 2 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.