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Posted on this site rather than " Gear " as i thought more chance of success here.
Has anyone purchased a " Patagonia men ultralight down vest / gilet " if so what are your thoughts on it ?
Cheers for your reply senidM .
Looking at multi day mountain races where you camp out on the hills and the only kit you have is what you have carried , hence light weight and packs down small. Only to be worn once I have reached camp site , not really to be worn when running.
Have read the manufacturers blurb , and need / would like some real life experiences.
I have a Nike aeroloft Gilet/vest as well as the OMM rotor vest. I prefer the Aeroloft but there is a huge but. It performs best in dry weather ofcourse. I love the vest wear it a lot. The OMM is very lightweight too but I find it a little warmer. The aeroloft has never been too warm for me. Love it.
thank you, will have a look
I have it. Very lightweight.
Any reason for a gilet design rather than smock? I like (windproof) gilets for running but always welcome having arms covered when hanging around a campsite - just makes you feel much cosier! There's a good review of the jacket version of the Ultralight here:
Big issue with any down item is when it gets damp though - a distinct possibility if you are on a mm in this country!
Have you considered a synthetic alternative? The Montane Fireball Verso is a great piece of kit that fits this role.
Just see that it is for camp. Would go for smock indeed, OMM has also the very light smock (the gilet I have but with sleeves), Patagonia makes a nano puff. Have that one too, carry it around for day running trips too. Pretty nice and light
Have a Montana jacket at the mo, but its not really warm enough when the sun goes down and your not ready to turn in.
It just takes up lots of space when space is a premium. Looking for alternatives
The nanopuff is quite small and packes into its own pocket. Really easy. More fill than the OMM (40 against 60 I believe) Take a look at that one