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Sep 12, 2012
So I'm looking for a synthetic insulated jacket WITH a hood. Which seems like my choices are limited to:

Arc'teryx Atom SV (which I'd love to afford/ find a sale one)
Arc'teryx Atom LT hoodied
Mountain Hardware Compressor hooded
Mammut Stratus Flash
North Face Redpoint Optimus
Patagonia Nano Hoody


Am I missing any worthwhile?
NorCalNomad Blank
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
127 points
Sep 12, 2012
Ibex has the new Aire Hoody. Nanopuff like weight and packability, a little more warmth in my opinion. It is insulated with wool fiber rather than down or synthetic. I've been using a prototype non hood since last winter and just got the hood version. They are fantastic. Jon Miller on the WS
Joined Feb 20, 2008
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
Don't forget Montbell. Vaughn Fetzer
From Durango, CO
Joined Apr 26, 2011
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
Also consider the Rab Photon. It's a thicker jacket than the Nano. Not sure how it compares to the others. I wore mine on Whitney and Rainier and it worked well. KathyS
From Poughkeepsie, NY
Joined Nov 16, 2007
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
I know it's more for snowboarders and stuff, but my synthetic down is made by Loki, Its great and it has a hood, built in balaclava that folds into the hood when not in use, and the sleeves have built in mittens that also fold back when not in use, those things keep me nice and tosty at belays and bivies. Dustin B
From Steamboat
Joined Jan 29, 2006
1,070 points
Sep 12, 2012
I recently got a Marmot Baffin Hoody and absolutely love it. It's warmer than my old fat down puffy and much lighter.

When I first got it I was a little disappointed at how thin it felt, but as soon as I wore it on a cold, windy day my fears melted away.
Cruxic
From Corvallis, OR
Joined May 27, 2011
16 points
Sep 12, 2012
It seems you are looking for something less warm, but the Patagonia DAS is amazing. I love it! Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
699 points
Sep 12, 2012
First Ascent Ignited
Cloudveil Enclosure
Montbell Thermawrap (there are a few)
Brad W
From San Diego
Joined Apr 16, 2009
86 points
Sep 12, 2012
Outdoor Research Chaos - packable, warm and windstopper
Wild Things Insulight - Like a cross between the Atom LT and SV

Bearer of bad news...you just missed sales on quite a few of those jackets.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
105 points
Sep 12, 2012
+1 montbell Medic741
From Red Hook, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
285 points
Sep 12, 2012
The montbell is awesome JMo
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jan 12, 2009
1,118 points
Sep 12, 2012
Another +1 for the MontBell - the Thermawrap UL Parka is awesome. Seems they stopped selling this version in the US - I see the "guide" and "pro" (both more insulated and heavier than the UL Parka) as the only hooded Thermawrap options on their US website. The Thermawrap UL Parka is still listed on their Japanese website for $190USD (equiv) and shows as in stock. Brian Bulthuis
From New York, NY
Joined Nov 6, 2008
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Sep 12, 2012
Vaughn Fetzer wrote:
Don't forget Montbell.


+1. Just picked up a thermawrap pro... nice and light!
Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
14 points
Sep 12, 2012
montbell thermawrap. done.

next thread...
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
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Sep 12, 2012
i cant believe no one has mentioned the montbell UL thermawrap Shelton Hatfield
Joined Apr 18, 2011
584 points
Sep 12, 2012
Shelton Hatfield wrote:
i cant believe no one has mentioned the montbell UL thermawrap

give it time
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
2,810 points
Sep 12, 2012
my Patagucci hooded micropuff is the best thing that's happened to me since i lost my virginity 12 years ago. bonus points for the fact that my peepee doesn't burn after I wear the jacket.


Seriously, it's a great jacket.
germsauce Epstein
Joined Jun 14, 2010
71 points
Sep 12, 2012
Shelton Hatfield wrote:
i cant believe no one has mentioned the montbell UL thermawrap


No hood...
Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
14 points
Sep 12, 2012
Montbell thermawrap?????? Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
30 points
Sep 12, 2012
Randy W. wrote:
No hood...

mine has one
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
2,810 points
Sep 12, 2012
I have an older OR synthetic hoody that I love the heck out of (have two of the exact same one actually) Forget the model, probably equivalent to the current Havoc. Mid weight, fleece lined pockets, chest zip.
The Lady Friend has a Rab Xeon with hood. Drawbacks of the Rab jacket are the elastic hood tension (no drawcord) and it might be a tad tight to wear over a helmet. The Rab has a Pertex shell that feels about as thick as a grocery sack bag, but once you get past that she loves it.
Nathan Stokes
Joined Oct 20, 2008
462 points
Sep 12, 2012
Darren Mabe wrote:
mine has one


Yeah, I remember they had one, but I think they stopped making it. I was looking for that jacket when I purchased the thermawrap pro.
Sir Wanksalot
From County Jail
Joined Sep 29, 2011
14 points
Sep 12, 2012
I have enjoyed my TNF Redpoint Optimus for that past few seasons for pretty much everything. I have a Pata DAS that I used occasionally for cold ice belays. Daniel Wade
From Oakland, CA.
Joined Jan 29, 2012
59 points
Sep 12, 2012
Whatever fits, uses modern insulation, is decently light .. And is on sale

They all work more or less the same ...
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
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Sep 12, 2012
Thermawrap Pro is just the UL thermawrap parka with beefed up nylon. UL was 15 denier and the pro is 30 d John Klooster
From Arvada, CO
Joined Dec 12, 2004
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
Seriouisly you have missed the best of the bunch and I have many of the best here that I have testing/using. Spoiler for the CT write up but there you are.

RAB Generator Alpine Jacket

30D triple rip stop Pertex® Endurance outer
Pertex® Quantum 20D rip stop lining
Warm 100g Primaloft® One in body
Light 60g Primaloft® One in arms and hood
Fully draw-cord adjustable, helmet compatible hood with a roll down tab
1 Endurance lined chest pocket which functions as a stuff pocket
2 YKK zipped hand warmer pockets
1 internal zipped security pocket
Laminated velcro cuff tabs, and adjustable hem drawcord
Dane
Joined Jun 18, 2008
591 points


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