@Alistairuff Thanks! I can’t see many Polartech things available in the UK after a bit of searching, but I’ll keep my eyes open.
@frijole Thanks, but still polyester/nylon outer, which I assume would be a bit "outdoors" and rustly. And not convinced it would be as warm as this Patagonia one.
@markhurrell Good tips, ta!
@paulpod Too cold. It's possible we should just have the heating on longer and hotter… And use the apparently evil wood burner more.
@paulpod I wear a similar one of their tops most of the year! Very good.
@markhurrell I was wondering about replacing one of the two merino zip-up top layers with a fleece…
@duncangeere The zip functions OK, but when it's done up the whole front bumps in and out 2-3 inches. Not the end of the world as I only wear it indoors, but it looks a bit weird.
@markhurrell Very nice! But not convinced it'd be as warm as down. Maybe to replace one of my other layers though…
To be clearer, I'd only want to replace this rustly Patagonia vest, with its annoying zip that bumps in and out, with something equally as warm as its 800-fill-power down. Last winter I was already wearing a base layer and two merino zip-up tops as well as this vest.
@jonheslop Thanks, but doesn't look as cosy as 800-fill-power (whatever that means) down.
@philsheard I'd assumed fleeces aren't as warm as padded down, but not sure how to actually tell.
@whoisdanw Yeah, I'd assumed fleeces aren't as warm as padded down, but not sure how to actually tell.
@mrstth Thanks. Can't see any vests at the moment though. But they do look very dynamic!
@designscold Can't bring myself to by Barbour. Rapha's vests are all cycling-y. Uniqlo's are still polyester/nylon, and I'm sceptical they'd be as warm as Patagonia's.
Let me know if you've seen such a thing.
It's daft buying gear designed for climbing mountains when I'm just sitting around all day. Is anyone designing high-performance home wear?
MOLLE-covered, super-insulated cardigans with ten pockets. Tactical pyjamas. 5.11 dressing gowns.
Throughout last winter I wore a Patagonia Down Sweater Vest indoors. It's very warm but I don't need the lightweight, windproof, ripstop shell, which is rustly polyester.
I want a similar piece of high-performance clothing but designed for indoor use. Cosy and comfy, not rustly.
@JurajMikurcik I read that just before I opened Twitter! It looks so beautiful and calm inside, on top of all those benefits.
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