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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    The only problem I have with hoods is that I have a long neck and no one makes wool hoodies for tall people. Yje necks are too short!
    I am also not a fan of attached hoods. I prefer to have separate pieces, like a long fleece beanie (zpacks) and a super light (1oz) baklava that I can use multi purpose.



    Soggybottom "Here is the set I have..."
    impressive list but holy smokes, $1354!!! That is a pretty hefty spend.

    I think I may be in a different economic bracket,lol.

    R1 hoody off ebay $98.

    Marmot Essence off ebay $25

    smartwool merino base bottoms REI garage sale, had to sew 1 rip. $15

    smartwool merino top REI garge sale, sewed up two rips. $20

    PEARL IZUMI thermal zip tights, had em for years from cycling but I think about $40 my cost, now about $110

    REI Classic Sahara Convertible Pants REI garge sale, had to fix the zipper fly $10

    My total is give or take about $208... it did take me 2 years to acquire these items though (not including the fleece tights I have had for 20 years)

    I love how we all enjoy the same activity with such an economic diversity; don't get me wrong, I can afford to spend more but the search is all part of the fun for me.


    P.S., pretty fancy kit Soggybottom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    The only problem I have with hoods is that I have a long neck and no one makes wool hoodies for tall people. Yje necks are too short!
    I always have a gaiter for my neck. Or a buff.


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    If you don't need a hood Lands End half zip fleece is hard to beat for price and weight. 8oz for Large and about $20 on sale.

    http://www.landsend.com/products/men...r/id_287462_59

    I've hiked in medium base-layer + this + wind-shirt at 5F. At campsite also needed down jacket.

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    I picked up an Eastern Mountain Sports power stretch hoodie off an after season clearance rack for $40 right before I hiked the Long Trail in 2014. I have been using and abusing it since. It has holes, it has burn marks, it probably smells funky permanently, but it works great as a layering piece, has a good weight to it, perfoms very well, and has become one of my favorite pieces for anything I do. Hell my gf steals it all the time.

    It is getting pretty beat up though. And it's starting to look too beat up for casual/social wear outside of some sort of outdoor/sporty activity. When it was new it was sleek enough to wear out with a t shirt under it.

    I think I'll be looking for a replacement soon but I will not be buying a new power stretch at full price.

    Im looking at the melanzana and ZPacks fleece offerings. I kinda want a full zip again, but don't really want one in just black. Alot of people really enjoy their melanzana stuff

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    I struggled with the decision of what insulating layer to take for an early spring AT section. I figured my down jacket would be to hot to hike in, but possibly needed in camp in the evening. But I didn't want to carry the weight of a fleece jacket too. Then I happened to find a fleece vest at a discount store. $8 and only 11 oz's. Perfect to throw on during lunch h breaks or hike in if it turns winter again.

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    I wanted to add a Melenzana Micro Grid Hoodie for a while... but I am not into paying twice the normal retail price and I don't live near Colorado to buy in the store. Came close to dropping my REI dividend on a Patagonia R1. While browsing a local Old Navy I found the Go-Warm hoodie. It's a really nice micro grid hoodie with a quarter zip. Weight is just under 11 oz. Wore it on two recent multi day trips and fell in love with it. Vents easily, very warm, sleeves are a perfect length when down and stay up when pushed up. While others were adding layers I was fine with just a base layer and the hoodie. Likewise, when others were peeling layers I just unzipped and pushed up the sleeves.

    Best part... it was advertised as $13.. but I got it on sale for $11. Went back and bought a second one.
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    Well, it’s been a few years with the R1; I love it! Stretchy, warm, ventilated, compact, quick drying, multi purpose, still looks great after a ton of use. I highly recommend.

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    Anyone else have a Columbia OutDry jacket? I read mixed reviews and had some REI dividends to spend so I tried one.I think I like it after a brief initial test but have not had enough real world experience with it to know for sure.
    Anybody else have one?I always have a fleece with me and wear the Out Dry as a wind/rain jacket unless I go with the Snugpack poncho and a Houdini Hybrid pertex wind jacket.Puffy down jacket always stays with the quilts.
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