Hi, I'm wondering what the warmest jackets are going to be. It's just confusing to compare 80g of whatever type of insulation to 300g of another. I'm living in Calgary, Alberta and we got to -40C last year so I'm going to need something thats going to work for the cold. For a base layer what would you suggest the warmest ones are going to be. I've got plans to be out three times a week, but it's mighty cold on lots of days.T oday we were at about-2 and tomorrow we're forecasted for- 21 so it changes pretty rapidly.
you don't need anything special. I just wear a basic shell, UA/nike/mec/whatever cold weather base layer then just layer it up. 2 base layers and a fleece are good enough for days to almost -20 another layer or 2 and you will be fine for as cold as we get.
all the layering advice is money. i try to have a looser, heavier pair of "underwear" so that i can wear my light, skin-tight stuff, then a layer of heavy underwear, then fleece pants + fleece jacket = roasty toasty.
not as cold here obviously, but seen plenty of -0 days.
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Props for suggesting a good jacket but if you are going to go with Volcom, this would be probably my 4th choice from their line. For starters (depending on budget) you want to go with something that has goretex, the 3 i would choose before even recommending the Ruf are the Landvik, Highscraper, Half Stone all are goretex, all have everything the Ruf has plus they have a recco avalanche thingy. IMO if you are going to invest in something that you need to keep you warm and dry, goretex over any membrane when you can. I do understand that cost is a factor and from my research the Ruf is $270, why not pay and extra $60 ($330) for a much better jacket. JMO