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Thread: Down or synthetic jacket for treks of moderate difficulty

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    Default Down or synthetic jacket for treks of moderate difficulty

    Hello,

    Last December I did the Annapurna base camp trek and I was absolutely hooked.

    I bought nearly everything I needed but borrowed a jacket from my tour guide operator. I am planning to go again, perhaps do the Thorong La pass (or something of less difficulty!)

    I've identified two jackets I can a) afford and b) which my research has found to be generally highly recommended. The cost is identical $180 USD.

    The down jacket is the Outdoor Research Transcendent Hoody

    The synthetic jacket is a lightweight one: the Rab Xenon-X.

    I'm aware that down jackets are much warmer and that synthetics are easier to take care of in that they tear less easily and can be washed etc. I have a decent raincoat (Marmot Precip) so I can keep both dry if necessary.

    My preference is for the Rab but I am not sure if it is warm enough for the kind of trek I described above.

    I'd be very grateful for any suggestions as to which one I should opt for.

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    Default Re: Down or synthetic jacket for treks of moderate difficulty

    When are you going?
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    Escher

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