Cold Forge Parker or Convergent Down Hoody. Although they are some what different beasts with the Convergent having a Goretex shell I'm more interested in how warm people think they are and opinions on either jacket.
I'm looking for something warmer than what I've currently got just for wandering around in the cold. This includes wandering around on our coastline so down is not necessarily the best bet. The waterproof shell is optional and I'm thinking about that. Nice jackets that I have considered include the Arc'teryx Cerium SV hoody and Thorium SV Hoody so any experienced views on these would also be welcome, although as I say I'm not so keen on down. There's also an Arc'treyx jacket I tried on that was all synthetic quite heavy and bulky with a Goretex shell for £450 but I'm having trouble tracking down the likely model. The price of this puts me off.
I liked the Black Diamond Cold Forge Parker when I tried it on but not sure how warm it is. To give you an idea I was wandering around Hunstanton on the Norfolk coast on Sunday. Temperature was probably around about 5C but a cold wind was blowing and my powerstretch top and 60 gm/m2 OR Primaloft jacket were NOT keeping me warm enough.