/ Synthetic Jacket
Mainly to be used as a belay jacket or quick insulator during winter climbing. So maybe something with a 2way zip.
Any ideas on what jacket meets all the climbing/walking requirements?
Thanks in advance.
Rab Generator Alpine,M.E Fitzroy,Montane Flux
Either will do the job Nicely, I'd opt for the Montane
Flux Great hood,Pockets,Very Warm Extra insulation around pocket area great price.
How exactly?! Of course you can get down soggy and needs drying out but what do you do to 'ruin' down jackets?
that you wouldn't do with a synthetic?
The ME Fitzroy is a warm, tough jacket. Seems to be more water resistant than most as well, so good to throw over your goretex for breaks etc. Good hood and handwarmer pockets also.
I have the Berghaus Ignite hoody and am happy with that for the price. The pertex microlight seems stupidly tough and although it wets out quite quickly (compared to the Fitzroy) it stays warm.
I'm using my synthetic over my shell jacket more and more in wet and cold weather and am impressed.
loads of pockets for gloves, food etc. Main zip sum times needs encouragement to get started.
They haven't made them for years though. Not sure which they consider their "belay jacket" now - Generator Alpine I guess which looks nice but has half the insulation weight that the ME Citadel for example has.
One of the beefiest and warmest ones I've tried is the Paramo Torres smock. Has an excellent hood.
I've got 2 of them (one for 'best' :)
The're superb for everything, the only disadvantage is that they don't pack down very small - you can't have everything I suppose.
Black Diamond Stance Parka. Ridiculously huge and warm
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