Main components (clothing):
* Patagonia R1 flash pullover 10oz
* Patagonia Houdini 3.7oz
* Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket 6.9oz
-or- Alpine Light Down Jacket 11.3oz
* Outdoor Research celestial (paclite) jacket 9.6oz
* Golite Reed Pants 6oz
* Baselayer top... ? (not decided yet)
* Zip-off pants (not decided which yet)
Above are the main components of my proposed clothing system for 3 season use, where early morning and evening temperatures are above 32F (although it might occasionally get below freezing during the night).
On a short trip I would probably ditch the celestial jacket and houdini and replace them with driducks.
The main thing I want feedback on is whether the R1 pullover + down inner jacket combo is a good one. Total weight is around 18oz (I think the R1 is a bit heavier than listed), and I could instead just get a Montbell alpine light down jacket (11.3oz) and ditch the R1 pullover. It would no doubt be warmer for lounging around camp, but I would lose a fair bit of flexibility when hiking. From an UL perspective the R1 pullover seems pretty heavy. What do you think?
The other main question actually concerns my sleep system. I currently own a WM ultralite (rated to 20 degrees) but have been thinking that maybe I should trade it in and get a summerlite instead. I want to be comfortable in temps down to 20F, but it won't happen very often and mostly nighttime temps will be around 25-35 I should think. I could wear the down inner jacket and R1 pullover inside the summerlite to give it a boost. Do you think this would get me down to 20 degrees? I think I might need an extra layer for my legs...
Last question... I'm guessing that it might actually be a good idea to go with the MB inner parka rather than the jacket. I don't much like wearing hats or beanies even when it is cold, but I guess it would be useful if I decide to "downgrade" my bag to the summerlite and want a bit of extra warmth around my head during the night.
Any comments or suggestions welcome. I'll eventually get around to posting a complete gear list, but the clothing and sleeping bag system is the most difficult part for me to decide on at the moment. Thanks!