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help finding a thick insulated jacket?

im looking for one out there other then the 686 smarty 7-1 jacket, but i want something of that style...any ideas? price doesnt really matter either as long as its a great jacket thanks
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Go 3 layer

Get a baggy fitting shell(with no insulation) for wind\water protection and then a puffy down jacket to wear underneath it and a good set of base layers to wear under that.

Way more versatile and reusable for 3 season use and will be far warmer than a conventional insulated jacket, just my opinion.
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^-- What he said

I have a AK 2L Gore-tex shell, a 25$ polar fleece jacket and lightweight base layer. I comfortably boarded at -35 degree and +35 (without fleece!).

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whats a good jacket or layer for under the shell then??
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My jacket is a AK Stagger (by Burton). I just love it, BUT I would not pay the $400+ retail price. If you do not need this year model, previous years model can come cheap (got mine for $130ish in Canada...). Anything with gore-tex should do it.

As for the fleece I got a no-name brand at Winners (like Marshall's in the US). I just got something a bit more adjusted that fitted well under the shell.

For the base layer, I think any decent name-brand should do it, as long as there is no cotton.
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If you want to shell out some cash, patagonia makes a down shirt and down sweater that are specifically made to be worn under shells.
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the 686 reserved down jacket is hella warm..

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