which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midgweight base-layer?
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jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midweight base-layer? on 05/01/2012 19:02:12 MDT Print View

the subject line says it all. I'm assuming my nano-puff if warmer. Both the nano and smart wool come in at about the same weight on my scales. I'm taking my nano-puff instead of my smartwool on a trip tomorrow unless someone gets back to me asap that the reverse is true!

Edited by book on 05/01/2012 19:28:10 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midgweight base-layer? on 05/01/2012 19:15:08 MDT Print View

60g of primaloft and a wind stopping fabric is warmer by far. the smartwool layer breathes, so it wont do much in wind.

my nanopuff keeps me warm down to 40 sitting around with with a light baselayer underneath.

the nano is much warmer

Edited by rbeard on 05/01/2012 19:59:24 MDT.

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
: "which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midweight base layer" on 05/01/2012 19:34:20 MDT Print View

Thanks Adam; that's my first opinion too. However, either my nano or the smartwool will be worn after hiking around camp as a layer beneath my shell, so wind won't be a factor. Now what say you?

Edited by book on 05/01/2012 19:36:33 MDT.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midweight base-layer? on 05/01/2012 19:47:34 MDT Print View

The Nano puff, no question. (And I do have both.)

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
: "which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midweight base layer" on 05/01/2012 21:30:24 MDT Print View

Thanks, Sumi. Nano it is!

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: which is warmer: nano-puff or smartwool midweight base-layer? on 05/01/2012 23:57:54 MDT Print View

It would take two or three of those Smartwool tops to get close to the Nano Puff.