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New light weight insulated jacket ?? 1183

Hero Member Posts: 692
New light weight insulated jacket ??
« on: July 11, 2017, 10:01:10 PM »
I'm in the market for a new insulated jacket. So I'm looking for some experience and opinions in this area.
This is going to be an EDC jacket first and foremost. For work, for casual wear and for outdoor activities, it kinda needs to tick all those boxes. What I'm looking for is a very light weight, water resistant, warm and packable with a hood.
I've been looking hard at the North Face  thermoball hooded jacket and the Patagonia nano puff. I've kinda ruled out down as I often find myself in wet conditions. Does anyone have experience with either of these jackets or maybe another one in that same category?
Thanks
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,550
Re: New light weight insulated jacket ??
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 06:16:40 PM »
The nano puff is made of primaloft I believe, which is good stuff for outdoors. I have house branded (MEC) mid-layer that's pretty much the same construction and material, not as warm as down when dry but retains almost the same warmness when wet. I got lost on a ski trip in -20 temp, and had to climb back up the hill in waist deep snow. By the time I got back to the lodge I was squeezing water out of the sleeves but never felt it. It's not at all water resistant though since the outside fabric lacks any waterproof coating.
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 47,995
Re: New light weight insulated jacket ??
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 04:43:57 PM »
I can vouch for North Faces awesome warranty  :tu:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 60,864
Re: New light weight insulated jacket ??
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 03:01:14 PM »
I usually layer because I work outside year round and I do wear heavy coats most of the time so I can't be much help :facepalm: I buy Carhartt coats for regular use and then after wearing then a winter or so I turn them into work wear :salute:

Hopefully some of what has already been suggested will help and if not someone will come along with the perfect answer for you :D :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 3,563
Re: New light weight insulated jacket ??
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 03:19:22 PM »
I like a water resistant down jacket and waterproof over-jacket for when its gonna be wet. Down is as warm and lightweight as it gets.
Newbie Posts: 40
Re: New light weight insulated jacket ??
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 09:22:22 PM »
I’ve worked out side and been in the forces for 7 years I can only speak for myself but I use and prefer the snugpak softies ...

 

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