- Aug 12, 2012
I am in the market for a new jacket, and therefore am paying attention to what I see other people wearing, as well as what is for sale. I have noticed that lots of people seem to be wearing very light jackets, not the usual bulk of an insulated jacket. Are these people wearing shells? What can you tell me about using a shell instead of a heavier jacket. How warm are they? How many and what kind of layers are required with a shell? What should I look for in a shell? I want to stay warm, but lighten the bulk and weight of my typical winter jacket.