/ Uniqlo Airtech Fleece vs Marmot Variant
I happened to be in a BOSS shop the other day, they now do a narrow channel down jacket, basically a knock off of the Patagonia design, but twice the price.
It is a lot indeed. I'm still a bit in two minds as to whether the synth insulation as a mid layer fully works as I found with the Variant when I was pushing hard I'd get a sweat build up under the insulation section. http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=4447 I saw that TNF's new super expensive mid layer sort of takes that on, saying it offers the warmth of synth puffy but with the breathability of fleece.
That thought passed through my head looking around TK Maxx the other day; loads of narrow channel down jackets...
Elsewhere on the site
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
With four photos in this week's top ten, and a UKC gallery of stunning images we thought it was time we had a chat with... Read more