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    David Shedd, Senior Editor & Publisher at |

    Tim and I tend to go opposite directions on the Down vs. fiberfill debate. I love Down…it’s so light, compressible, and to me, vents my perspiration better, keeping me feeling more comfortable in more conditions. A couple of hints for enjoying down sweaters (one of the most useful layers) and jackets. First, when you take it off after use, turn it inside out…that helps any moisture escape. Second, if you’re concerned about wet weather, include an ultralight rainjacket in your kit…you’ll STILL have less weight than with most fiberfill equivalents, and more flexibility in layering! But, I have to admit…the new polyester products have come a long way…maybe he’ll convert me…maybe…

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