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    Down/insulated Jackets

    Anyone have a tip on a great value WARM insulated jacket that can be worn as an outer layer? Windproof too. Something for ~30 mph wind and down to -10 ish.

    Like the Primo down, sync shelter parka, Theta insulated...all too $$$

    Lots of good sales right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    https://www.eddiebauer.com/p/3883240...ch-jacket?sp=1

    ^ this is a good one too. maybe not as warm but hard shell.
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    That is a lot of coat for $300.


    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post

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    Bang for your buck EB is hard to beat, usually always has sales too.




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    I would go with a technicaly designed down from one of the big out door makers

    wait a bit till late winter/early spring and the stuff always comes on sale 40-50%,

    I have a lighter Faction for warmer than -10C and a heavier Rab for colder than -10C
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I'm a Primaloft fan, m'self. You might search for a now discontinued LLBean 'Heater hooded jacket'. Super toasty and a few minty used ones around for a deal, ebay, etc. Under a Hundo

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    Looks good for layering under a hard shell, but was hoping for an insulated outer layer so I can eliminate a layer. I currently have a nano air I use under a 3 layer Goretex jacket (and over a base and mid layer) for cold weather.

    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
    I'm a Primaloft fan, m'self. You might search for a now discontinued LLBean 'Heater hooded jacket'. Super toasty and a few minty used ones around for a deal, ebay, etc. Under a Hundo

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    The down puffy from EB looks dope.
    But still, cariboo skin is where it is at.

    Caribou Skin Clothing Beats High-Tech Expedition Clothing
    https://warriorpublications.wordpres...tion-clothing/

    In a comparison of traditional and manufactured cold weather ensembles:

    "Elders continually stress the importance of wearing caribou (Rangifer caribou or Rangifer tarandus) skin clothing whenever travelling out 'on the land' in the fall, winter, or spring"

    Test subjects "sitting for 60 min in an environmental chamber at -28"C, 65 to 70% rh with a 20 km h-' wind provided by fans" actually gained body heat while wearing cariboo skin.

    If you are going to be that cold, do it right.

    Of course, the down puffy's probably don't shed as much.
    Go natural.
    [KURTZ] Hinterstoisser, you heavy bastard.
    [HINTERSTOISSER] You need to do more push-ups, Kurtz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    The down puffy from EB looks dope.
    But still, cariboo skin is where it is at.

    Caribou Skin Clothing Beats High-Tech Expedition Clothing
    https://warriorpublications.wordpres...tion-clothing/

    In a comparison of traditional and manufactured cold weather ensembles:

    "Elders continually stress the importance of wearing caribou (Rangifer caribou or Rangifer tarandus) skin clothing whenever travelling out 'on the land' in the fall, winter, or spring"

    Test subjects "sitting for 60 min in an environmental chamber at -28"C, 65 to 70% rh with a 20 km h-' wind provided by fans" actually gained body heat while wearing cariboo skin.

    If you are going to be that cold, do it right.

    Of course, the down puffy's probably don't shed as much.
    Go natural.
    Iíll be rocking that at Aspen this season.

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    Caribou was 'n vogue in Tahoe last season.

    I hear this season its going to be muskox.

    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    The down puffy from EB looks dope.
    But still, cariboo skin is where it is at.

    Caribou Skin Clothing Beats High-Tech Expedition Clothing
    https://warriorpublications.wordpres...tion-clothing/

    In a comparison of traditional and manufactured cold weather ensembles:

    "Elders continually stress the importance of wearing caribou (Rangifer caribou or Rangifer tarandus) skin clothing whenever travelling out 'on the land' in the fall, winter, or spring"

    Test subjects "sitting for 60 min in an environmental chamber at -28"C, 65 to 70% rh with a 20 km h-' wind provided by fans" actually gained body heat while wearing cariboo skin.

    If you are going to be that cold, do it right.

    Of course, the down puffy's probably don't shed as much.
    Go natural.

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    Musk ox is in?

    But I just got my nutria fartbag!
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    the best fix for major holes in down jackets is Tenacious tape but what to do for the little holes which are too small to fix with tenacious tape but still leaking feathers ?

    get a bottle of clear matte finish nail polish which is cheap n quick drying , poke the feathers back in and dab a little on the hole, the nail polish will dry super quick and fix your probelm quick n easy

    be careful leaving the stuff lying around or you might nave another problem cuz your GF or wife might ask " who does this belong to ? "
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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