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Old 09-13-2011, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question about my new jacket. I purchased a skiing down jacket from Spyder. I have not worn down before so I do not know what to expect. It has a 700 down count and a breathable, waterproof shell.

At what temperature can I expect 700 to keep me warm? I know everyone is different, but a ball park would be nice. There is not much room underneath for a fleece so I am concerned that I may be cold.

I also purchased a un-insulated shell and a thin jacket with the reflected heat technology to go underneath. Again, they fit me exactly with no room for an extra fleece layer.

I plan on wearing the down during the coldest months and the shell/jacket combo during the warmer times.

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's going to have to get pretty cold for you not to be warm in that jacket. You're hands and face are probably going to freeze first.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I gotta imagine in Colorado down is overkill. Unless you run super cold, you should stay warm. Personally I had a down jacket in Minnesota (read: MUCH colder) and ditched it because I NEVER used it. I might have needed it on a day when it was say -40... but if it's THAT cold I'm not braving the elements for shitty Minnesota mole hills.
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