Thank you all for the comments and feedback on insulation. As you may or may not have read almost all of us agree there is certainly a place for synthetic and down depending on when and where you are hunting.
Most everyone agrees, synthetic offers the most versatility and insurance against wet conditions. In reviewing the feedback it was fairly overwhelming that a synthetic jacket is the way to go this first season.
I want this jacket with you on all your hunts, so it needs to be light and packable. With this in mind, I will add 80 grams of Primaloft One, which is Primaloft’s highest performing, lightest, warmest and most packable insulation. I have sourced a 100% poly 40 denier micro rip-stop fabric for the face and inside. This fabric will offer light abrasion resistance while still keeping this jacket incredibly light. Plus it will include an 80 wash high performance DWR for light weather resistance.
The focus on design is to reduce weight and bulk. Two hand pockets and…………….?
Do you want a hood? Built in or removable? Zippers on the hand pockets? Anything else specific on this style you like or do not like?
Let me know on these details and thank you in advance for your help. Your input has been really helpful in dialing in this line.