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  • montane prism

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    🙂

    It’s true. I’ve had a look at some alternatives and none of them measure up to the Prism. In fact, I’m going to buy a second one!

    Suggsey
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    Rab Generator Smock every time for me, stays warm even when wetted out.
    if its for static/walking then Buffalo Special 6

    GregMay
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    Patagonia Nano Puff pullover. You gets what you pays for. This is my go to jacket for nearly everything bike, running, walking, climbing related when it gets cold.

    plumber
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    Rab Generator Smock every time for me

    Yes indeed

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Arcteryx atom

    Got a Rab smock thing from the factory shop. It was a sample but if you are anywhere near Alfreton it is worth looking in for a bargain (basically all half price).

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Smock <> Jacket

    Premier Icon Simon
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    …. probably a Montane Prism ‘cos I like their stuff, would rather not pay full price.
    Any other recommendations, seen anything reduced?

    JImmAwelon
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    That would be a Snorkel Parka that you are after, been around for decades. The orange lining is so cozy looking. £30-£50. Next question.

    mattsccm
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    Swear by my Prism.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Ok, thanks for all the input. Budget is tight, what’s the cheapest place for a Prism in medium?

    Premier Icon euain
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    I got a Mountain Equipment Citadel jacket after garnering opinions on this very forum. It’s a warm jacket (very warm rather than warm-ish) but I love it and can recommend if you’re wanting to be cosy. 🙂

    Premier Icon benp1
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    What conditions for?

    There is quite a wide range of synthetic fills, everything from 40g/m2 to 133g/m2 (and more) so your desired use would help inform selection

    My most used is a 60g/m2 fill Berghaus Ignite. Fits well so I can wear on the hills or down the pub, (but this is really reserved for outdoor use), plus I can layer with it (typically with a down vest).

    I’ve got about 5 primaloft jackets – big fan. Find them more versatile than my down jackets

    Premier Icon Simon
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    General day to day autumn/winter wear, wear after rides, take camping. Maybe take it hill walking a few times a year. Versatility is what I want.

    sambob
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    Montane Prism. I’ve got a bright green one, looking for a black one for a bit more subtlety.

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Just got a Rab Generator vest. Its awsumballz

    Trekit did have them in their sale a few weeks ago…

    slowclimb
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    Berghaus Asgard Hybrid – Primaloft & hyddrophobic down, amazing jacket – I’ve got one. On Sport Pursuit for £94 reduced from £190.
    Whole other quality level to the Montane, which I do think is a great jacket for the money too though. On Sport Pursuit for £94 reduced from £190.

    loddrik
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    Paramo, I’ve just bought a Cuzco for on the bike and a Pasco for off it. Both would fit your bill perfectly.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Paramo is nothing like Primaloft (I have both so I’m not biased in any way).

    loddrik
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    No, but they are warm and waterproof. Certainly as warm as something with 60g primaloft

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I got my Montane Prism from Go Outdoor.

    Premier Icon benp1
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    Paramo is like wearing a microfleece and a windshirt

    A 60g primaloft top is the same

    the big differences are waterproofness, breathability and packability. They have very different purposes

    For an all round top I’d say 40g was too cool. I’d be going for a 60g or 100g top. To be honest, in that range there are loads. Think about fit (long arms, slim cut, drop tail), options (pockets, hood) and function (i.e. pullover smock or jacket)

    I find jackets more versatile, but they are slightly heavier and pack down ever so slightly bigger. But easier to put on and ventilate

    yunki
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    Not a very fashionable choice, but perfect for what you’re describing, I got an ace dare2B jobbie last year for the grand sum of about 4p

    it’s very good at what it does but isn’t very waterproof (or breathable or packable for that matter)

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Already got a cheap Dare2Be thing that’s not very warm or packable! 🙂

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