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Thread: Montane Verso Jacket £85.00 or Snugpak Sleeka Elite &pound

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    Mini Goon Comfortably_Numb's Avatar
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    Following a previous thread i am after a lightweight yet warmmid layer to go under my duckdown jacket. These are the 2 that are favourites at the moment

    Montane Verso Jacket at 85.00

    Snugpak Sneeka Elite at 48.00

    I have tried the Snugpak on & its a bit of a squeeze under my duckdown Jacket ... Would the Montane Verso be much less bulky & how does it compare in warmth to the Snugpak ??

    Any info appreciated please

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    Can?t comment on the snugpak but I do have a verso

    The verso is really an outer layer, it users Primaloft insulation instead of Down ? but you knew that bit

    I wore my Verso last year in the Alps, ok for evenings and as an outer layer while doing high up stuff ?whilst on the move?, ok as part of a thermal layer system but is not in its self a complete thermal system.

    Wearing a Down Jacket on top of a Primaloft jacket sounds slightly weird (and hot) but I?m no expert ? if it works ???.
    You might have trouble moving your arms though ? think over inflated Michelin Man.

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    Yes ... this is what i found with the Snugpak i tried on today.
    It does get flippin cold when fishing 48hrs plus in midwinter so really need something thinner (to get under the duckdown) but with very good warmth & preferably windproof (for the odd occasion i take the duckdown jacket off).

    Any suggestions ??

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    have you looked at a buffulo top with the bown over the top then for when its get cold, this would work by its self in the more mild months aswell

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    Yes Thanks ... have checked on Buffalo website ... seem very similar to the Snugpak in weight & i assume bulk

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    I have worn on wild camps my Montane Solo (it's like an old version of a Verso) with a down gilet on top. You get great mobility for tent manoevers and a lot of warmth, it's a great compromise.

    Verso over Snugpak and Buffalo.

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    Thanks for the info Dandy

    Still undecided on the mid layer ... I think i've now ruled out Snugpak & similar as i think will be too bulky. I quite like look of the Lowe Alpine microgrid so still under consideration

    May try a couple of base layers underneath the duckdown jacket & see if that does the trick first

    Appreciate all the feeback i've had & happy to still consider any suggestions

    NB : I've just ordered my waterproofs this morning ... Decided to go for the Greys GRXI weathershield jaket & trousers (150 for both so fingers crossed its good stuff) which is a fishing brand

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