/ Looking for *thin* 1/2 zip synthetic baselayer hoody
Rab Boreas, it is certainly thin and doesn't feel awful against the skin but it is probably more mid-layer-ish.
patagucci did a lovely merino one (blue and orange) last year, guess what ...
new patagonia cap4 hoody?
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I wouldn't recommend the Boreas, it's more of a very light weight softshell, it's a nice mid layer but I'd never wear mine as a base layer.
It probably isn't ideal to be honest, it feels ok against the skin (not as good as merino but passable) but isn't as good at wicking.
I've got one of these: http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/MensClothing/BaseLayerUnderwear/PRD~5026-604/mec-t3-hoodie-mens.jsp lighter and not as warm as Patagonia R1 material but still a grid, brushed fleece.
I quite often over heat in a mid layer hoody and windproof, I often have to dump/ waste heat by unzipping and going "medallion man". But I still want the convenience and protection of a hood. A thinner hoody would be more versatile.
Good shout. Looks quite similar to my Berghaus Smoulder II, which is also less warm than an R1, but still often a bit too warm.
BUT Having a look round the MEC website I saw the T2 hoody which looks perfect:
Yeah, that looks nice. I wonder if when I got mine if they did the different thicknesses, because mine is a lot thinner than my R1 (non-hoody version). So don't know if mine is the T2 or T3...
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MEC stuff looks great, does anyone sell it in the UK?
MEC is a great shop, much of their own branded stuff is very good value.
However, unless you're visiting Canada or have a relative to post it over to you, it's financially not worth it.
I'm going to Canada to visit relatives 15th - 25th Nov if thats any help... don't mind bringing it back and posting here.
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