OR deviator vest or hoody?

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by shutupthepunx, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. im interested in getting some active insulation tops, but i kinda dont know where to start. been a long time wooler and started getting into charity shop synthetics a while back. i have a sherpa polartec fleece that has a 1/3 zip and i really love the extra venting and ability to take it off without removing helmet while cycling.

    ive been thinking about a half zip r1 pataguchi hoody and either the outdoor resesrch deviator full zip hoody, or the vest version of the same thing as they are on sale at the moment. 70quid the hoody and 65 for the hooded vest.

    bit steep at £130 for the r1, but i like the look of the zip on it.

    https://www.outdooraction.co.uk/out...research-deviator-full-zip-hoody-pd-17154.php

    https://www.outdooraction.co.uk/out...or-research-deviator-hooded-vest-pd-18117.php

    https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/mens-clothing-c1/mens-fleece-c50/r1-pullover-hoody-p12166

    i think im most unsure about to go for the OR vest or full hoodie, and if i would be able to wear the hoody over the likes of the r1 or would only the vest be suitable for that?

    thanks
  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Deviator hoody. Of your active... You won't need anything else... Unless your going to be static for longer than 5 minutes in nearly zero temps. Doesn't need anything under or over unless its chucking it down or an ice wind.
    I've had two and will have a third.... Allegedly.

    I only sold them for change of colours and finally to try a different alpha garment (I've probably had a dozen varients and still have a few.
  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    It's good in warm weather (not hot weather) too.
    I reckon the vest will be great... But then you need a layer under or over when it's cool.
  4. Gordon

    Gordon Trail Blazer

    The vest works very well in cooler temperatures too. Gives just enough core warmth - over a l/s base layer. Very comfortable.
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  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Deviator hoody hood bit of kit,good for backpacking as less insulation on back where pack will be
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  6. Dr Zarkov

    Dr Zarkov Summit Camper

    ME switch vest is also good. Hand pockets have zips but no hood though.
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  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've No end of recommendations/condemnations for non hooded polartec alpha hybrids....
    It would have been a real disappointment if a Treklite thread staid on topic to a OP :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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  8. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Another vote for the OR hoody if you dont already have something similar. I have 2 and will defo have a 3rd! I allways take them with me, winter, summer wet or dry.

    (I use a warmer vest for winter on top of my deviator. )
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  9. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Speaking of,have they changed the name to vigor hoodie? Whats the difference??
  10. random_watcher

    random_watcher Backpacker

    Looks like it no longer uses Polartec Alpha
  11. Daymoth

    Daymoth Section Hiker

    Looks like they moved on from the vigor also? I see the refuge that looks more like a windshirt.

    Man everything i like and needs replacing has dissapeared, everything. Guess i need a lot of tenatious tape.
  12. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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