/ Warm, lightweight insulating jacket
Patagonia Winter Sun? That's waterproof and insulating. Also there's the Nano Puff midlayers.
I've got a Montane Prism 2.0 and it's excellent. Tho I do think that ME Bastion looks great. The Prism isn't much lighter and the outer isn't very waterproof. However I wear it all the time, for most things, including, cragging, winter climbing, walking, long winter fell runs etc.
The Bastion is a weird one. It doesnít seem to fit quite into any category of jacket that Iíd want on paper but I wear mine all the time, and Iíve got a lot of insulating jackets.
Itís no good as a belay jacket (in my opinion but I believe Nick Bullock uses his as one) as the hood isnít helmet compatible and the sleeve cuffs are too tight.
However, itís great as warm go-to jacket. Itís warm for its weight, has a good cut and is weatherproof. I wear mine belaying, as a warm layer in the sac when walking/camping, I live in it when Iím in my van and wear it to the pub. Iím even considering it as an insulated shell for cold weather winter climbing.
The shell does set it apart for the Nanopuff/Xenon?Zephrus competitors. Itís far more weatherproof that my NorthFace Zephrus so instead of thinking Iíll get wet but stay warmish I know Iíll stay dry and actually warm.
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