/ Paramo Torres, Patagonia DAS or ME Citadel?

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MtnGeekUK - on 29 Mar 2013
Hi all

Am changing my shell jacket for Paramo (new Helki - actually has a more 'normal' cut) which means I can probably ditch my Haglofs Barrier Zobe Hoody.

With this in mind, I'm thinking about a beefier belay jacket. Previously had a DAS (found quite bulky, but now thinking that is worth it if it's the only thing I'll be carrying), and an ME Fitzroy (sold due to impending new arrival).

Over to you all - any pros / cons? Any stand out over any other?
Lucylou19 - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK: If you have a paramo waterproof, id stick with the same system.
MtnGeekUK - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

*Barrier Zone Hoody - stupid predictive text!
MtnGeekUK - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to Lucylou19:

I've read a lot about Paramo having a very boxy fit, the Torres especially.
Neil Pratt - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

If you can find one to try one, throw the Montane Alpine Guide in there as well - much prefer it to previous heavyweight belay jackets I've tried, largely because of the waist cinch, which allows you to close off your core and keep the insulation snug.
MtnGeekUK - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to Neil Pratt:

How does Montane insulation size up? I've found with othee items from Montane I've had to go a size up?
Neil Pratt - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

I find it a slightly snugger fit for the size - At various points I've had a Fitzroy and Generator which both felt baggy in L, whereas the L Alpine Guide in particular is quite a neat fit. Really well featured jacket if it fits.
MtnGeekUK - on 29 Mar 2013
In reply to Neil Pratt:

How old is this?

Quick google doesn't bring anything up?

Anyone else? Preference of one over the other?
Neil Pratt - on 29 Mar 2013
MtnGeekUK - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to Neil Pratt:

Cheers for that Neil - looks good, but I'm a little put off Montane due to fit.
MtnGeekUK - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to MtnGeekUK:

Anyone owned these to compare?

Toby - thinking of doing a 'beefy belay jacket' comparison review?

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