Had a lot of my gear stolen recently and need to replace my puffy for super cold winter expeditions and freak cold snaps in the city. I had a MHW Sub Zero SL that performed wonderfully in -25F with just a Wool 3 baselayer, wool boxers and jeans. Alas, MHW seems to have discontinued the design for something "more breathable" and less weather resistent at an even higher price.
I like the Fitz Roy Down Hoody quite a bit, but was wondering how it would compare to the DAS. Which is warmer? My concern about the Fitz Roy is the durability, but it seems like a supremely warm jacket? Does anyone have the iclo for it? What would I use the DAS for?
I used the Sub Zero as a belay jacket often, but found the hood's "face guard" was so abrasive, I had to grow out my beard and cannot fly commercial air lines as a result.