Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
Dhamma

Down Vest...Do you wear one while climbing?

Recommended Posts

I have a FF Volant Jacket as a belay/at night after stopped jacket, but its much too warm to climb in. I have a North Face Nuptse vest I use to climb and its great for keeping my core warm while allowing my pits to vent insteal of wearing a softshell. I just bring this vest, a baselayer and an Arcteryx hardshell instead of bringing a softshell. Curious in hearing others opinions!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

?????? You climb in a down vest? You must have no metabolism as any living human would sweat to death in anything down in the summer. Or winter or anything less than 20,000 ft for that matter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find that bulky clothing of that type tends to block the my view of my feet, harness, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
?????? You climb in a down vest? You must have no metabolism as any living human would sweat to death in anything down in the summer. Or winter or anything less than 20,000 ft for that matter.

 

This is total guide BS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The coldest weather I've ever climbed in has been only 15 F and I found I needed to wear my down sweater for that. The need for insulation will vary from one person to another and even from one climb to another.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
?????? You climb in a down vest? You must have no metabolism as any living human would sweat to death in anything down in the summer. Or winter or anything less than 20,000 ft for that matter.

 

I disagree with that. I climbed the last 2000 feet of Rainier wearing a down jacket AND a wind shell over it, and that was in the summer and I was STILL a little cold. And that was during the summer....I wasn't the only one doing this either; the wind was good at stealing heat that day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I find that bulky clothing of that type tends to block the my view of my feet, harness, etc.

 

I find that I have this occur with just my stomach even when naked.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a WM down vest -- but I found that I sweat too much while wearing it & as a result it was getting wet and not drying out. I have a big down jacket I'll throw over everything if I'm really cold (but i don't carry it unless it's below 10). My wife climbs in a synthetic vest & really likes it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×