Wandering around the new wally world last night I came across this years edition of insulated jackets and vest for $20 and $15 respectively. They are both made of light nylon, the jacket is reversible and the pockets have insulation on the inside and out. I didnt have a scale with me, but I feeling them, I guess the jacket weighed around 20-22 oz. It had lycra edging around the wrist and bottom, but didnt provide a good seal. They were both minimalist in design and dont look half bad. I dont know about packed size either, but I think these would both be suitable for intro level jackets for those wanting to upgrade from fleece. They had IMUSA grease pots too for around $5.
Anybody have the weights for the jacket and vest or do I need to go borrow one from the kitchen dept. and take it back over to the clothes?