spiritualspatula wrote:I'm leaning towards Event for the Volant, but kinda waffling on that decision too. The jacket will primarily be used for when I'm inactive on trips in Colorado.
I have a Volant in Epic and love it. Also have another FF jacket in EVent, but I think that fabric is too heavy, not as compressible, and (could be just my imagination) dont' seem to allow down to loft as much as lighter fabrics. Unless you live in a really wet place, I would go with Epic: a good compromise in durability, water resistance, down proofness, and weight. Also, Volant is designed for tight fit and yet allows layers underneath surprisingly well (I'm 6'2" 190lb and have size L). I always leave the optional hood at home.
Have no experience with Vapor, but personally I look at FF first when searching for a down clothing.