/ mid layer
I'm currently sporting a Jack Foreskin synthetic pullover thingy (with additional custom sewn- in crotch strap to prevent riding up), but am keen to go hooded for my next one.
Do you advocate one of these very furry fleecey garments that seem popular nowadays?
What about the Rab Vapour Rise Alpine and indeed, Lite?
It's so confusing....
It doesn't have a hood but I tent to always wear hats so it doesn't bother me. It is very hot though so I can only use it when it's really chilly without sweating buckets.
Do you have to belay for long periods of time wearing it?
thinking about putting a neck drawcord in my one, but that's because i use it as a baselater too.
Patagonia hoody? nice, but expensive (can't remember the name, sorry, capilene 4 maybe.)
Just thinking about a stretchy PS top too, with another Hoody type layer on top of that for Baltic weather. A wind proof, and maybe also a vest under a shell if it's mingin.
Same price as a glorified 'wooly vest' but faster drying, and unrestrictive.
Towerridge do them cheap!
Powerstretch for me, under a softshell, but I have acquired a rather nice Marmot thingy that is one of those grid like fabrics. It fits well and has about the right level of toastiness, so it might usurp the powerstretch. On top of that, it's not black, and I am tiring rather of my ninja-esque atire.
Non-fluffy thermal pro is a much better midlayer fabric to my mind; the Patagonia R2 looks to be the best example there. Lighter, squashier, layers better, but doesn't feel nearly as nice.
Got a hooded mid in the form of my Smoulder. The hood is a little bit of a hassle to be honest, but in really chilly weather its jolly nice to have it on under a helmet.
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