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Buying a new jacket

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
The plan is to buy a new jacket.

My North Face Sedition 2 has provided many years of faithful service. It's quite heavy gore tex with a micro fleece lining that adds loads of warmth. I realised this last year when I switched to an Ortovox La Grave shell and had to uprate my mid layers to keep me comfy.

So, I'm looking for something "technical", "nice", massively overspecced for my needs, more than a shell but not too heavy and thick (maybe a soft shell is what I need? Maybe my NF jacket is a soft shell? What's the difference between soft and hard shells? Puzzled)

Thanks Madeye-Smiley
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Scott do well made, no nonsense Jackets - with some models having strategically placed insulation - so lighter where you don't need it.

This place does discounted products from past years. I have bought from their Sister company Sports Outlet, which has now amalgamated:
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@vfr4, I quite like an old Andy Kirkpatrick explanation here

However the new North Face Futurelight fabrics appear to allow sweat out like a soft-shell but be waterproof like a hardshell. I'm waiting a year to see how hardwearing it is (having been burned by Rab Neoshell wearing away within 12 months of moderate use).
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