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Old 10-13-2009, 07:33 AM
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Question Jackets / Coats for Cold / Humid Climate

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I will be traveling to the south of france soon for a 3 month or longer stay.

I have been told that the climate is cold and the humidity is very high, avg temps in the coldest months are in the lower 30's F.

I will be staying at a monastery where the heat and insulation of the buildings is pretty poor.

I have been getting some very warm gear, but my question has to do with the down jackets I got and should I actually get s NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:35 PM
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although it is my plan to one day have experience with living in the south of France, I cannot yet c NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:02 AM
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I too live in a very humid region and have no problems with my down garments. I just do not wear th NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:58 PM
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Down jackets, in general, have come a long way since their introduction years ago. The quality of t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:19 PM
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Long ago I worked some good stretches of late autumn in cold, damp coastal areas of the UK. Heat and NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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