Rick D: All useful advice.
Most hiking I've done is in the summer when the problem is getting too hot. When hiking on a windy day last winter with temps around freezing, I found a shell and long sleeved base layer was enough to keep me warm. Any sort of vest or other mid layer would be for lower activity or colder temps (the latter is unusual in the mid-Atlantic). My main problem is that I produce plenty of heat while moving but I think I tend to run colder than most men when less active.
Long term my plan is to get a nice down mid layer as you suggest, but at the moment my funds are pretty restricted so it might have to wait in favor of a cheaper option.
OldScout: Fair enough. So you all just use a long-sleeve mid layer?
Edited by Nick C. (08/10/11 03:59 PM)