Right, am off to the US/CAN in a few days, and the goal is to climb ice there.
This means that I'll get very cold, but in a futile attempt am I trying to work out a clothing system that will keep me at an only slight hypothermic state.
The problem with climbing and normal jumpers is that if you lift your hand, your jumper rides up. Technical fleeces solve this, but they are 10 times more expensive than the ones at Aldi and made out of the same material. Not lifting up your hands is not really an option when climbing.
So I've been looking for a fleece vest, as I've figured out that too many layers are annoying in my arms, they restrict movement too much. The other advantage of a vest is that it doesn't ride up so much. Vests however, are for some bizarre reason hard to find in the place I live (Germany).
Now here the question- is it as straightforward as I think to make a fleece jumper into a fleece vest?
Is it as easy as cutting the sleeves off, or is there more to it?
Am new to the game of making clothes, so any input is appreciated...