Lightweight insulated jacket required NOT down
So not about synthetic willy warmers after all...
The Keela belay jacket always gets decent reviews, especially for the price. Simple design, but no hood. Teamed up with a wooly hat it could do the job though.
Paramo trail shirts are styled similarly to normal shirts but are much warmer and are very comfortable in cooler weather. I wear mine into the office in winter.
It's not a replacement for a jacket, but it is a good base for warmth.
As an experienced gardener/landscaper thought i'd throw my twopenneth in.
Personally i wear a thick shirt with a bodywarmer over it as most types of jacket restrict arm movement to some degree, this keeps me warm but allows me full movement, something a jacket can't, plus this "system" won't leave you too hot and sweaty around the arms.
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You're a 'gardener' though, Twigs.
Most of the allotment folk next to my house only move from their shed to get in more booze.
For that sort of application I would be looking for something a bit longer in the body - so not a belay type jacket.
Keela Belay or the equivelant.
Or an ex-military Snugpack Sleeka
I think that would make for a good combination MC.
I'm not as up on the technical side of clothing as some, Mole being in the same kind of work and having a good knowledge of clothing should be able to contribute some suggestions i'd guess.
Have a look at Sportsdirect for not overly technical basic stuff in the sale.
Not sure how heavy this is but for £9.99 it's worth a try:
Fot the same price there are also various padded gilets:
(and other brands/colours)
This one is looking quite light:
A quilted jacket that doesn't have the puffer look:
That last one is looking quite comfy for the use described, and still only £15!
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For that sort of application I would be looking for something a bit longer in the body - so not a belay type jacket.Roos
For work personally, I layer - use a fleece followed by a thin padded jacket or a waterproof, (from a lightweight regatta to heavy 'oilskin' or one of those highways type padded not quite waterproof vis jackets
If it's really cold and horrible(in depths of winter I wear an old oversize Buffalo smock as a top layer - but I wouldn't be 'down the allotment' in those conditions!
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I've just heard that my old man has discarded an old jacket he used to wear because it's 'too heavy'. So can anyone recommend a lightweight insulated jacket that he can wear down to and around his allotmen I guess we're aiming at under 600g and preferably lighter than that if possible. And no it doesn't have to be Primaloft.
How heavy actually is it? What size/how tall is he
IMO, under 600g is light for any 'normal' length everyday style jacket (a big ask) - specially if he is above average height for his size.
SoftieSleeka types are a good choice - can get them in black as well as Nato green
I'd also consider a Buffalo / Montane Extreme type jacket (not smock)- showerproof and breathable though not quite as warm when static..
(not the Buffalo belay jacket- too short, and check sizing - may need to gio up with layers underneath)
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