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Mid-layer under insulated jacket

mustski

Angel Diva
A big difference in sweaters is how they fit. Some are “becoming” and some are just awful. I recommend tryin them on when you find them in person and then taking pics and keeping track of what looks good on you. I say that because I tried a bunch of 3/4 zip wool and wool blend sweaters and hated most of them. That’s how I settled on Neve. It works for me.
 

santacruz skier

Angel Diva
A big difference in sweaters is how they fit. Some are “becoming” and some are just awful. I recommend tryin them on when you find them in person and then taking pics and keeping track of what looks good on you. I say that because I tried a bunch of 3/4 zip wool and wool blend sweaters and hated most of them. That’s how I settled on Neve. It works for me.
Neve is really nice! I have a really cute one from Granite Chief in Truckee!
 

NancyW

Diva in Training
A big difference in sweaters is how they fit. Some are “becoming” and some are just awful. I recommend tryin them on when you find them in person and then taking pics and keeping track of what looks good on you. I say that because I tried a bunch of 3/4 zip wool and wool blend sweaters and hated most of them. That’s how I settled on Neve. It works for me.
Such a good point about becoming vs awful...I want that sweet spot of functional and flattering. Unfortunately, my eBay seller canceled the order because she couldn't locate the Neve sweater to ship it. Revisiting this thread for all of the good suggestions.
 

Christy

Angel Diva
My favorite mid-weight layer is LL Bean's sweater fleece. Not quite a sweater, not quite a fleece, but very warm.
I might have to try this. IMO most things sold as a warm midlayer are too thin and not warm enough. I used to be able to buy 320 weight wool from Icebreaker but they don't make anything that heavy anymore. I need something that will fit over probably 2 layers below and this looks like it. Plus I know you know how to dress for cold!
 

horsepowered

Certified Ski Diva
Thanks to this thread, I now have a used Dale of Norway sweater coming to me via ebay. The forecast for my ski trip next weekend has a high of 7 one day, so I will very likely be adding it in to my usual layering to combat the cold (thin wool 1/4 zip base, a nano puff, and my shell jacket).
 

ski diva

Administrator
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I might have to try this. IMO most things sold as a warm midlayer are too thin and not warm enough. I used to be able to buy 320 weight wool from Icebreaker but they don't make anything that heavy anymore. I need something that will fit over probably 2 layers below and this looks like it. Plus I know you know how to dress for cold!

I have it in three colors! A real staple of my ski wardrobe here in Vermont.
 

TrixieRuby

Certified Ski Diva
I am inspired to look at sweaters on ebay! I have an Obermeyer jacket, and I am finding that a poly puffer, lightweight, "slides" better inside the jacket than some fleece jackets or sweaters that 'grab" the fabric. Any suggestions about this?
 

MaineSkiLady

Angel Diva
I am inspired to look at sweaters on ebay! I have an Obermeyer jacket, and I am finding that a poly puffer, lightweight, "slides" better inside the jacket than some fleece jackets or sweaters that 'grab" the fabric. Any suggestions about this?
Uniqlo makes a nice, reasonably priced down sweater/jacket. I have several. They even have interior slip pockets, wash and dry well, last a long time.

For those still interested in sweater alternatives, Patagonia's Better Sweater is an extremely warm garment. It comes in vest, quarter-zip and full zip versions. If unwilling to pay Patagonia $$$prices$$$, keep an eye on Poshmark. Some great deals.
 

Christy

Angel Diva
For those still interested in sweater alternatives, Patagonia's Better Sweater is an extremely warm garment. It comes in vest, quarter-zip and full zip versions. If unwilling to pay Patagonia $$$prices$$$, keep an eye on Poshmark. Some great deals.

Thanks for this recommendation. I just did exactly that and scored a "perfect condition" better sweater for $40 via Poshmark. I LOVE it. The LL Bean sweater fleece didn't fit me right but the Patagonia is a similar idea and fits perfect--I already love it so much for skiing and just daily wear.
 

MaineSkiLady

Angel Diva
@Christy - really glad this worked out for you! The nice thing about Poshmark is that the sellers don't get paid until you "accept" the sale after receiving it. Good incentive (unlike some other similar websites) for sellers to get stuff shipped.
 

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