Need your opinion: arc'teryx proton ar OR outdoor research uberlayer


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Joe Batluck · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 20 days ago · Points: 0

Any thoughts on which is better?  I have tried both on and the uberlayer seems more breathable but the proton AR seems warmer.  

Gabe B. · · Madison, WI · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 8

Im not sure what your use is, but I prefer the Patagonia Nano Air Light. Way more breathable, the perfect amount of insulation for me. If you are looking for warmer, the regular nano air is constantly on sale. I felt that jacket had a slightly less technical fit. 

Tapawingo Markey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 0

What are you using it for? And where do you normally recreate?

revans90 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 5

they both will stink and keep you warm

Gabe B. · · Madison, WI · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 8

I use it for winter recreation. Ice climbing, downhill skiing, hiking, etc. I ran into people using it for backcountry skiing, though I am too hot for that use. It's a layer you can put on and leave on. A bit cold? Throw a wind shell on I only wear a thin base layer underneath it. 

tagshell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

+1 to nano air as long as you'll also be using a separate shell. I believe uberlayer is a similar design. I used the nano air extensively as my outermost layer while on the move at night on Denali when it was cold, but not windy. The breathability is quite nice, the only downside is that it lets wind in. 

Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 150

PATAGONIA NANO AIR HOODIE, full zip, not the light

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