- Feb 10, 2019 at 12:06 am #3577706
Hanz BBPL Member
Air is nice. Haven’t taking it off since Xmas. Agree with above observations though. Don’t count out the idea of a thermal weight capilene hoodie and a Montbell light synth vest. This is a go to option at a similar wieght to most midlayers and gives you nice options. The thermal weight is just branded wrong as a thermal layer but it can serve as both a hoodie or a base very nicely. I’ve worn that thing at 17f to 80f and been very pleased because it wicks better then any of the other grid stops I’ve come across and gives me a good temp control. The issue with alpha (I have three garments with alpha direct) is that there’s always something in the way so you don’t destroy the alpha (rab avoids this but that one has the least loft left now of my three alphas. Kora hits a good middle ground (mesh inner protects the alpha from your back). Still the cap thermal weight wicks better in my opinion.Feb 10, 2019 at 12:33 am #3577709
I use the heck out of my thermal weight (Cap 4, other names?) hoody a bunch in the “winter”- it’s a great base layer in cool to cold conditions; it’s not a great mid-layer though imo- too tight fitting to effectively fit over a base layer and much too warm (again imo) as a base layer in 50+ degree weather
I brought it one year on the Bob Open and just didn’t work for me; if it had been March (or December, January, February) vs May, it would have worked superblyFeb 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm #3577798
I think Duckworth have the snorkel hoodie in XL (chest 45-47) and XXL (chest 48-50).
They just started a moving sale, so maybe they just don’t have all colors in stock at the moment.Feb 10, 2019 at 9:42 pm #3577804
yeah for that kind of $ I’m going to be picky on color- only blue available :)Feb 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm #3577812
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
I agree for that kind of money get the color you want. Personally though, I like the blue.Feb 11, 2019 at 12:54 am #3577836
lots of stuff on sale, didn’t look like the Snorkel thoughFeb 11, 2019 at 7:38 pm #3577930
Michael VBPL Member
As I am a Hunter I have gear from a lot of Companies and I like the Merino from KUIU for its lightweight and wicking ability. First lite is Pretty good. and Icebreaker would be my third choice. Although, The prices are quite high for most of these brands. all but KUIU can be found on amazon. and some used or non-returnable new kuiu can be had for decent price on E-bay.
All have hoodies and other merino items that should fit the bill.Feb 11, 2019 at 8:23 pm #3577935
not seeing any lightweight merino hoodies on Kuiu’s site
First Lite’s Wick hoody could work, still would prefer lighter
Nothing on Icebreakers siteFeb 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm #3578262
Link .BPL Member
Mike, I PMed you
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