This season Ive switched to using a non insulated outer shell (flylow Quantum). The temps in New England have been very cold, and Im finally breaking down, and want to get that one solid, warm mid layer, as opposed to what Im doing now, which is throw on every layer I currently own, rendering me unable to move!!
So, Im well covered for temps in the 20's and higher, but need a real warm layer for the -5 to 15F that we have had in place for much of the season. My Shell layer is pretty roomy, and I really dont like feeling restricted. Want to be warm and comfortable, if its possible.?! Looking at Paty Down sweater, Arc Cerium, Arc Hyllus hard fleece, Mammut flexidown.
Under any of these, I would expect to wear a UA base layer, and a micro fleece. Are the down jackets too bulky for skiing? Im thinking the Hyllus (besides being way too hi $$$$) would not be warm enough.. Great looking jacket though. The Mammut Flexi seemed like they tried to address the bulk issues, but not sure if its as warm as the Patty?
Any comments on these products in regards to warmth and bulk is appreciated, as well as any other jackets I should be looking at!
Thanks, Think Snow!!