/ Lightweight Belay Jacket
Looking at getting a lightweight belay jacket around 400g. Decent hood a must but other than that not really fussed.
I've almost discounted the Patagonia Nanopuff Hoody as the fit in the body seems quite baggy although it would be worn over a shell. Looked at the Haglofs Barrier Pro Hoody on-line but can't seem to find it in a large or medium.
Marmot Stretch Man Jacket - its waterproof, breathable, very lightweight and packs up small. Plenty of stretch for belaying, it is a bit pricey though...
The hood on a Patagonia Nano Puff will not go over a helmet, plus the arms and cuffs are quite slim so it would not be easy to put on and take off over other layers.
What about an Arc'teryx Atom SV (475g) - amazing bit of kit. Great cut as usual from Arc'teryx (if it suits / fits you).
If you prefer the Patagonia style of fit - what about the Micro Puff (510g).
I'd suggest the Berghaus Ignite Hoody, but it seems they've 'improved' it from my 2010 model...
yeah +1 from me on that
Thanks for the replies chaps.
The Berghaus Ignite Hoody (520g)looks good but probably a wee bit heavier than I want. I have an Outdoor Research Chaos (730g) for colder belays so I'm looking for something a fair bit lighter for milder conditions. The Arcteryx LT Hoody at 375G looks good. I'm struggling to find either jacket at a decent price in anything other than an XL.
Although they don't have two way zips any more. Hood makes it over my BD Tracer but its not fully helmet compatible. A decent jacket though and has done me fine this winter.
I have a Patagonia Nano Puff gilet and an Arcteryx SV hoody and wearing one or sometimes both do me. FInd 2 lighter tops more flexible than one.
I don't know the price of the SV and Nano together but i'm sure they'll top out at about a ton more than the Prism too.
I take it the Rab Xenon (330g) has replaced the Photon? Anyone have experience of the Xenon?
Think it's much lighter weigh fill than the Photon.
When I saw your post, I had thought about the Rab Xenon. And then I thought, he's got hunners of jaikets n stuff, disnae need any mair!
I'ts either cold enought for your OR jaiket or it isnay!! Have you not got a gillet, there's a good, lighter weight compromise or you could use neither and 'man up'!!!!!
Had hunners until I sold them. Trying to refine my system. Gillet not warm enough so jaiket required!
Toby what weight is your Photon?
Toby that's nothing to be embarrassed about. Ever since I read Mark Twights, Extreme Alpinism, I live by the 'Light is Right' mantra and weigh most of my kit. It doesn't make me climb any better but gives my mates a laugh.
That's perfectly normal behaviour. I hope your spreadsheet also records materials, price, colour, supplier, rrp, etc...
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