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/ insulating layer for Mt Toubkal: synthetic ok??

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Newbie-in-London - on 06 Dec 2018

Hi

im off to Mt Toubkal in March. First trip of this kind. Would a synthetic insulating jacket like mountain equipment citadel/ rab photon x/ me Fitzroy be too cold/too hot/just right? 

Would down be better?

I tend to feel the cold more than average  

thanks!

olddirtydoggy - on 06 Dec 2018
In reply to Newbie-in-London:

If you have a choice of both I would have said down as the synthetic belay jackets I find are better for our damp winters. Hydro down could be an option for you.  March is still a bit early for the warmest weather so I'd pack warm for the nights.

BFG on 06 Dec 2018
In reply to Newbie-in-London:

I've been up there in early March. I had thin thermals, skinny down jacket and an alpine start jacket (basically an extremely thin windproof layer) on; that was fine. Drying things out could be a pain so synthetic might have its advantages.

Judging by the facebook photos I was in a windcheater (alpine start) and thermal most of the day, from memory the nights got cold, so ensure you've got stuff that you can be comfortable in when not moving.

Bit of a ramble, hope that helps.

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