/ synthetic belay jacket
I'm looking for a Montane Flux to replace my Paramo Torres. The Flux seems to have it all for climbing (high pockets, double ended zip for belay loop access, big hood).
Can't find a large anywhere though.
Prism is definately not a belay jacket!!
> Prism is definately not a belay jacket!!
It's is a damned good one over 3 seasons, but the usual suspects: Flux, Alpine Generator, Fitzroy, are more suited to winter. I find the Flux oddly sized. Too tight unless you size it up. And then too much bag in odd places. I bought a TNF Makalu because it doubles well for snowboarding or in town and is definitely warmer and drier having a wind and waterproof membrane.
I tend to run pretty hot though so worth bumping up the insulation if you feel the cold more.
Check Montane.com online dealer page for other suppliers
Paramo Torres is nice and warm.
I have used a Montane Prism for belaying in before now.
Rab are selling the Plasma hoodie, for £100 which looks nice and warm. Certainly the right weight.
I have the older Prism (25gram fill), not warm enough IMO. It's a great midlayer under a shell, thin, slick, not as a stand alone piece to stay warm in.
Usually if somethings warm enough to belay, it's a pain to hang off your harness and I don't like climbing hard routes with a sack, which is the kinda routes you really NEED one for!!!!
Something is better than nothing though.
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