I've been doing some research, and I'm thinking... wouldn't I be better off with an insulated jacket instead of a shell with some layering?
Let me be frank: #1 priority is getting laid and looking good. So a trimmer jacket gets bonus points.
But since I'm skiing for 7-10/year, not sure I want to spend $500 on a hard shell which I might not even use if I get bluebird skies.
Kjus is too expensive.
I'm liking the Arc'teryx Fission SV, but the colors are soooo dull. So I guess I'd have to get some funky looking pants to play the part.
Guys: I don't want you yo hate me, but please put yourselves in my shoes,
ight now I have the icebreaker 260 merino for baselayer. I then bought the Atom Lt Jacket thinking I was gonna go with shell, but I'm not really sure I'm gonna go with shell. I can return it.
Am I better off with a decent base (IB 260) then something light and then the big boy as in the Arcteryx Fission SV. Doesn't that keep me warm wherever I go?