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I recently purchased the Sierra Designs Gnar Lite Jacket and was wondering if anyone else has an experience with this product.

I have tried it as a mid layer, and as an outer layer, and am having trouble finding a temp at which it is effective.  It has some loft to it, but I have noticed significantly better warming effects from other brands down sweaters of similar weight and fill.  Perhaps I am expecting more from it with regard to temperature range than I should be, but if so, then it seems like it is without a niche.

I would appreciate any input others might have on this product.  Thanks!
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I saw it at the OR Show and think it is a nice down sweater. It is the kind of thing I would carry year round in CA, or 3-season in MN to use in camp at night and in the mornings while loading up. Plus it would work well to put on if I got too cold in my quilt.

Personally I don't like to hike in my down so would not plan to use it as a mid-baselayer.


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