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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of your help! I realize that my jacket has a breathability rating of 650 gm/m^2-ish (or less), which is kinda appalling. Aren't most jackets out there at least 5000? I didn't feel wet and clammy on the mountain, but maybe there was moisture trapped in the jacket, making me cold!

I've been looking at merino baselayers/midlayers too. Would you recommend me buying bases or mids? I've looked at capilene, smartwool, merino, etc. Keep in mind I'm a kid so I would prefer something cheaper. Yeah, my parents will help me out a bit, but I only have money from birthdays, mowing lawns, etc.

I might be able to go to the local ski shop to check things out today. What should I look for?
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make sites like whiskeymilitia.com your bookmark ones.... lots of great deals popping all the time...
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Smartwool is expensive, but it's worth it! In fact, I bought the top and bottoms at REI then found them on ebay for half the price! Returned it to the store the next day. I'd like at a mid base layer wool to keep you warm. It regulates your body heat and won't trap moisture in and make you freeze when you cool off.
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aaahh... Completely forgot about Ebay. I get everything there!
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Yeah ebay is awesome got a 640 dollar jacket for 165.
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Well I finally found a jacket! It's a DC Wishbone. 15k/15g, fully taped seams, 60g Thinsulate body and 40g sleeves. It seemed pretty light and thin but WOW that thing is warm! I could wear just a shirt underneath and I wasn't cold at all (28 deg.)! Thinsulate is pretty darn good Hopefully I can shed a few layers now. Plus it comes with a ski mask so I always have a backup just in case. As a bonus I found it much cheaper online and my shop said they could price match so *IF * the ice age comes or I somehow freeze my ass off, I still have enough money for a nice midlayer

Thank you everyone! I shan't underestimate insulation from now on.

Oh and it's supposed to snow this weekend so I can't wait!
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