Snugpac insulated vest?

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Snugpac insulated vest?

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 28 Jul, 2022 2:36 pm

I just wore out my old cut down/sleeveless M-65 liner and ordered on on-line.
Mainly because of price as a discontinued item.
Anybody here wear one and care to comment of warmth and functionality ?
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Re: Snugpac insulated vest?

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 01 Aug, 2022 6:59 pm

Well it's arrived, cut very large and very lightly insulated; and an XL would have been fine if they'd been in stock. About the same warmth level as the surplus item it replaces but it has pockets so I now have somewhere to put my hands and my keys
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Re: Snugpac insulated vest?

Postby Hiking Exped » Fri 26 Aug, 2022 9:33 pm

If you mean Sugpak I am a fan of their Softie® synthetic (Polyester) filling when I am in very wet or damp areas. Heavier than down of course, but pretty accurate temperature ratings.

I have a few of their jackets and a whole range of their elite sleeping bags so I reckon if it’s the same brand you should be pleased.

Tents and packs are always good quality too.

The Endurance pack is an excellent (very light 1400g) durable 40 litre 1-4 day pack and with a Karrimor SF internal frame inserted in the hydration slot and the shoulder straps loose so the military type Bergan fits snug around your hips, it is a real very competitively priced winner :D

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Re: Snugpac insulated vest?

Postby Moondog55 » Fri 26 Aug, 2022 9:49 pm

Spelt incorrectly but we can't edit titles.
As an extra layering item for cool weather it should work out well
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Re: Snugpac insulated vest?

Postby Hiking Exped » Sat 27 Aug, 2022 1:56 pm

Not seen the vest though, must take a look at that.
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Re: Snugpac insulated vest?

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 27 Aug, 2022 2:48 pm

Hiking Exped wrote:Not seen the vest though, must take a look at that.

They have been discontinued, the sale price was why I bought mine as I think that $155- was over the top money-wise for my budget.
A simple vest is easy enough to sew, it's the pockets that add extra work.
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