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Thoughts on what to layer under a Flylow Higgins jacket on a sub-20 deg day? Should I look at a down sweater type product? Are there any brands out there you'd recommend that don't cost as much but are as effective? GoLite?
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Arcteryx Atom jacket. Great insulator but light and breathable. Should be a great pairing with the Higgins.
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Thank you but anything cheaper than Arcteryx?
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Thank you but anything cheaper than Arcteryx?

 

 

Yes. Better? No.

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Thoughts on what to layer under a Flylow Higgins jacket on a sub-20 deg day? Should I look at a down sweater type product? Are there any brands out there you'd recommend that don't cost as much but are as effective? GoLite?

 

I skied for many years in fleece sweaters from REI, LLBean, etc.  They worked fine.

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I like wool sweaters and if you really want to save $, then used sweaters (wool or fleece) from Value Village or other second hand stores is the way to go.

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I find I can get better warmth from a lofted insulation for a lighter weight compare to wool/fleece. I bought a couple of primaloft jackets of various weight (40/100/200 g) and they work very well under my ski jacket.
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Thank you but anything cheaper than Arcteryx?

 

The Atom LT and Atom SV are very nice jackets.

http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2011/02/arcteryx-atom-lt-hoodyjust-how-good-is.html

 

http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2011/06/arcteryx-atom-sv-parka.html

 

But yes you can easily get  cheaper and better insulation for skiing. Look for something made of Primaloft ONE insulation in a 60g fill weight.  But no more than 100g. if you want to layer under a decent shell.  I like 60g weight for most cold days.  @ -20F/C you'll  want 100g.

 

Montbell is exceptionally warm insulation...may be even better than Primaloft One

http://www.montbell.us/products/list.php?cat_id=73

 

Big fan of Patagonia Nanos as a mid layer myself (my most often used insulation layer inner or outer by a fair margin)  watch for their sales

http://www.patagonia.com/us/search/nano%20puff?src=pkw&netid=2&ps|Google+-+K70|patagonia+nano+puff

 

Eddie Bauer has some good pieces that often go on sale

http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/First-Ascent/Mens-First-Ascent/Mens-First-Ascent-Primaloft/index.cat

 

comparisons:

http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2012/12/synthetic-insulation-60g-to-100g.html


Edited by Dane - 10/17/13 at 8:41pm
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