- Mar 26, 2020 at 8:44 am #3637860Ike JutkowitzMember
@ikeLocale: Central Michigan
I’m looking to purchase a 3 season down jacket for my partner and understand her needs may be very different than mine. I have access to a discounted Patagonia down sweater hoody but suspect it won’t be warm enough for her. Female hikers, what lightweight hoodies have you loved for trips in the 30-60 degree F range? Comfort/warmth more important than weightMar 26, 2020 at 8:52 am #3637862bradmacmtMember
30*-60* isn’t very cold. My wife uses her Patagonia Down Sweater in those temps, no problem.
BUT, there are lighter options that are warmer.
The Arcteryx Cerium LT Hoody can be found on sale right now. My wife has this too, and loves it.
I think the Montbell Alpine Light Hoody will likely give the best warmth/weight for the buck.Mar 26, 2020 at 9:25 am #3637865Brad RogersMember
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
I like bradmacmt’s suggestion of the Mont-Bell Alpine Light if your on a budget. If money isn’t an issue, what about the Mont-Bell Plasma 1000 Parka or the Rab Zero G? My wife has a Rab jacket (I think it is an older Neutrino Endurance) that is really puffy and still under a pound. She runs really cold and that always keeps her warm.Mar 26, 2020 at 9:43 am #3637871Diane “Piper” SoiniMember
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
I’ve used a patagonia down sweater without a hoody. I have a down hood and other various hats, buffs, scarves that can add warmth. Also, wearing a rain jacket or windshirt on top of (or under) my patagonia adds warmth.Mar 26, 2020 at 11:39 am #3637892Link .Member
My favorite is my custom Nunatak SkahaMar 26, 2020 at 2:28 pm #3637918Mike MMember
“I think the Montbell Alpine Light Hoody will likely give the best warmth/weight for the buck.”
this would be my suggestion as well, my wife loves hers- very good weight to warmth ratioMar 26, 2020 at 6:53 pm #3637949Eric BlumensaadtMember
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
LL Bean and Eddie Bauer have 800 to 850 fill jackets and hoodies that are on sale and VERY well made.Mar 26, 2020 at 7:44 pm #3637957Greg PehrsonMember
@gregpehrsonLocale: playa del caballo blanco
Totally different class than the hoodies being recommended (at about $30), but I still use a Costco Triple Star down hoody from several years ago that weighs 12 ounces and is way loftier and warmer than many down sweaters. Discontinued but I see you can still find them on Ebay, and I bet you could get one from Gear Swap here as lots of BPLers were buying them. Check out this old thread for some reactions to it from women and men using them and for sizing (it’s made for kids): https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/54208/Mar 29, 2020 at 11:49 am #3638469Ike JutkowitzMember
@ikeLocale: Central Michigan
Thanks guysMar 30, 2020 at 4:41 pm #3638757Paul SMember
my wife uses the Montbell Superior Down hoody for three season use. It’ll fit a fleece hoody underneath, and the combination is plenty warm.
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