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    Does Anyone Use a Wind Jacket?

    Does anyone use a wind jacket or wind shirt like the Patagonia Houdini?

    I was thinking of getting one to use as a mid-layer. It's only 3.7 oz. My outer jacket is a Kryptek Cadog and it does block some wind but sometimes not enough.

    I could break out the rain gear (Poseidon) but that is not as quiet as I would like, especially when I'm bowhunting.
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    I have a Sitka contrail shirt. I wear it quite often and it really does keep the wind off. Works great when layering too.

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    I've been thinking about it for a while -also thinking about the MontBell Tachyon full zip wind jacket which is even lighter at 1.6 oz.

    Then, tonight I saw a Houdini for a great price, less than what I can resell it for if I don't like it so I went ahead and pulled the trigger on it.

    Still curious whether other guys use a wind jacket.

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    I use a wind stopper pullover I got from Cabelas. Works awesome.
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    I really like my RAB Cirrus. I normally wear a wool layer or two next to skin with a fleece shirt over that. Fleece is warm and breathes well, but wind cuts right through it. Throw the windshirt on and it probably adds 20 degrees to my comfort range.


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    I usually just throw on my core4 torrent rain gear, it is soft and quiet enough to work as a wind layer even when it's below freezing it doesn't get that hard plasticky feeling.
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    I used raingear all last year for just that reason.

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    I am no expert when it comes to layering, but I have always carried a quality lightweight rain jacket and use that as a windbreaker when needed. I layer under that with a polypro shirt, a fleece pullover and a fleece vest. I've use that system in cold weather down to about 10░ and also in wet weather, for hunting and for fishing. I've never hunted super cold weather. My latest raincoat shell is a Kuiu Chugach Rain Jacket and I love it.
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    Actually this is one of the few things on here that I can claim to be pretty knowledgeable on.

    I have several Windstopper garments, which I wear a lot.
    I haven't tried RAB Cirrus or Houdini jackets. I am sure they work awesome, as they are designed for mountaineering.
    I just can't deal with the available colors (is cammo or blaze orange available?.)
    I live in fleece with Polypro undergarments except when I really want to be warm and go old school. It is pretty darn hard to beat wool with some type of gortex shell over top. You will laugh at rain and wind.

    Finally, cotton as a base KILLS !!!! Go polypro, period!
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    I guess a seaman ought to know how to stay warm!

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