/ Down Gillet Below Down Jacket - Comfort??
Anyone any feedback? thanks
PS - I just want to use it for warmth.
All these micro baffle vest and jackets are really quite slim.
Also, may depend on your shape - ie I fit an XS gilet, but need a S jacket (small chest - but relatively broad shoulders and long arms). So, gilet is quite good for filling the extra space round chest for me - but the fit might not work so well if you have broad chest and short arms!
I've worn a down vest in combintation with my synthetic ME Fitzroy jacket. Both underneath and over the top!
It's a great booster layer in cold conditions.
Specifically, I will put it underneath in damper comditions but I have wondered if this has compressed the down too much to make it worthwhile. Though putting it over the top I also wonder if any body heat gets through the synthetic jacket to warm the down up...?!
It's worth experimenting with anyway and I always find the two layers are much more versatile then one big heavy jacket.
Hope that helps?
maybe the best bet. All these early pre-winter experiements work out quite expensive if & when they dont live up to expectations.
I was advised against using a down gilet under a duvet jacket because it will be compressed and prevented from lofting up fully.
However, a synthetic gilet works a treat. I can't recommend the Rab Generator gilet enough - very light, very warm and seems to last forever. As said above, this combo is way more versatile than a monster duvet jacket.
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