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Topic - Lightweight down jackets - what do you use them for?

pawelx - on 14 Oct 2013
Iíve been looking at some of the lightweight (250-350 grams), hydrophobic down jackets. The likes of Rab Microlight Alpine, Berghaus Ilam (my favourite so far), Arcteryx Cerium.
To be honest Iím still undecided whether Iíd like one of those, or a more heavyweight warmer jacket. Iíd be using it for most of my alpine climbing, both summer and winter.

What do people normally use these for?
(1) I thought this could be a nice option for midlayer in the winter, but isnít the quality of insulation affected if the down is squashed under the hard shell?
(2) For belay jacket / emergency bivvy jacket, will it be warm enough?
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