- Nov 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm #3503880
Jason MBPL Member
I was just about to pull the trigger on a Northface Tri-Climate Thermoball 3-1 but I was thinking maybe it’d be better to spec out a good gore-tex, breatheable shell and better liner. I like wearing layers and mixing and matching. Can someone recommend a good shell + liner for hiking, cross country skiiing?Nov 25, 2017 at 1:22 am #3503937
@iagoLocale: Boston & Galicia, Spain
While hiking or cross country skiing, even in New England, I never have the need for an insulated piece while on the move. Thermals and fleece have me covered, even at 0F. When stopped, I like a down puffy for compactness and durability.
When cross country skiing, my favorite shell is (non-waterproof) soft shell. Even if snowing, soft shells are water resistant enough to not let you get soaked from the outside while breathing much better than any hard shell I have seen.
When backpacking, I got tired a while back of cycling through miracle fabrics, and ended up with a waterproof poncho, which also covers the pack. I still use waterproof hard shells for around town, but I don’t trust them for extended periods.
I apologize if my answer doesn’t fit your inquiry directly. Just providing a different viewpoint. Best of luck!
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