by mtvalley » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:56 am
by peninsula » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:52 pm
divnamite wrote:peninsula wrote:I've never heard of wearing a down layer over a hard or soft shell. Shells provide wind and water protection whereas down apparel is generally minimally protective (at least in terms of using down as a middle layer). The warmth of dry, high-quality goose down can't be beat whether in a bivy or under a shell.
Most climbers will wear insulation layer (down or synthetic) as the outer shell during period of inactivity such as deblaying the leader or follower.
by divnamite » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:01 pm
peninsula wrote:It all comes down to perspective as pointed out by Kevin. I'm using down when in a base camp working a camera/tripod and other periods of relative inactivity. My camping is generally 10.5 to 11 thousand feet in the fall season where there are plenty of snags and granite that can easily damage the relatively fragile outer material making up my down apparel.
by asmrz » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:37 pm
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