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Today at Jimmy’s 12/1

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Today at Jimmy’s 12/1

Today I am going to continue talking about Layering in cold weather under your waders. I have featured 2 “Today at Jimmy” posts about this subject. Find them by clicking on Day 1 and Day 2.

I have talked about the next to skin pieces and one Fleece piece. Today I want to feature 2 products from Patagonia. These pieces are typically worn as a layer over your next to skin clothing, or as outerwear on certain days.

The Patagonia R1 series is probably the best pieces of fleece produced period. Patagonia has developed a grid pattern fleece that is highly compressible and wicks moisture like nothing I have ever used before. Come into the shop and I can show you a demonstration of it’s moisture wicking power. The R1 pullover is a slim fit so if you like a little room in your fleece pieces I would advise you buy a size larger than your normal size.

The next item is the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket. This is a jacket that can also be used in many different types of applications. I like to wear mine as a jacket, but it is also small enough to wear under my wading jacket and I don’t feel like I am over dressed. This jacket is windproof and water resistant. It is filled with a synthetic material called Prima-loft which makes it highly compressible but is very warm. A great thing about Prima-loft is it keeps you warm when it is wet and does not absorb moisture.

I personally own this piece in the pullover version and have used it for over a year now. I would not think of going on any outdoor trip without this piece of clothing. It is warm and it’s lightweight, which has proven useful on colder days rowing a drift boat for clients or relaxing around a campfire.