I guess I have way too much time when I am thinking of replacing a 5.0 Oz Long John Top with a 4.3 oz Down Vest to wear under my Thermawrap Jacket.
My thought is to get more warmth for my weight by swapping the BPL Top with a down vest.
Any owners of the EX Light Down Vest out there care to tell me what they think of the vest and if they feel it gives them more warmth than thermal tops?
Looking to supplement the warmth of the little too thin Thermawrap jacket with the vest.
I have no desire to replace my Thermawrap as I want something synthetic to keep me warm if wet.
My base layer is the BPL Merino Hoody, which I also sleep in.
I had thought about getting the EX Down Jacket at 5.7 Oz, but figured that under a Thermawrap jacket, the sleeves would be so compressed that it would negate much of the value of having a jacket and my thoughts turn to the Vest.
Anyway, thanks for indulging my geekness here....just looking to tweak my kit for comfort/warmth by replacing something with something else that might be warmer for the same weight.
P.S. Scary thing....in Feb I had a similar post regarding this, but think it was regarding the down jacket. I must be sick, really sick.....need therapy.