Kirkwood has ancient and slow chair-lifts. On windy days an additional layer feels really good when you sit up there and get the (typical) power outage of the day. The down layer feels like a puffy cloud over your base-layer (Pata-capilene-Gonia3) I will try and ditch the typical fleece mid layer and go base + down + shell every time. It just feels so light.
No way to get a Pata-nano in anything else than those acid colors or XXL in any other. The North Face new one was very cool..a bit too glamour in that shiny-spacesuit-gray, with stretchy and ( useless?) inserts. definitely overpriced. The Hard wear one works and looks great.
REI stuff is all half a size bigger/wider to make fat people feel better about themselves, but skinny guy like me feel all baggy and sloppy on the shoulders. No moah REI stuff for me.
2017 / 18 -14- Kirkwood days
Arbor A-Frame 158 - 09-10
Jeremy Jones Hovercraft 156 - 11/12
Subaru WRX 06 - 191K