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    For Christmas, my wife got me a Columbia OmniHeat jacket set. Two pieces, interchangeable, the second piece being a fairly heavy duty rain shell. I wear the inner piece ALL THE TIME. It is the best jacket I've ever owned. I can wear it outside in freezing temperatures and be comfortable. I can wear it inside and be comfortable. The thing moderates temperature fantastically well. And it breathes plenty, in case that was a concern with the little dots.

    OmniHeat gets my seal of approval for sure.

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    The reply from Columbia via e-mail:


    Thank you for contacting us. Regretfully, we do not temperature rate our Omni-Heat Sleeping Bag Liner. That said sleeping bag liners in general will typically add 10+ degrees to a sleep system. Unless you have robust insulating layers I would only recommend using a stand alone sleeping bag liner for warm summer nights.
    Nice to hear a reply back on the same day. While disappointed in the reply, I hope their 10 degree estimate is conservative, but if it isn't, I think that calls our little silver friends into question and makes me think they are more of a marketing gimmick than effective components of a insulating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwheels View Post
    I think that calls our little silver friends into question and makes me think they are more of a marketing gimmick than effective components of a insulating system.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    For Christmas, my wife got me a Columbia OmniHeat jacket set. Two pieces, interchangeable, the second piece being a fairly heavy duty rain shell. I wear the inner piece ALL THE TIME. It is the best jacket I've ever owned. I can wear it outside in freezing temperatures and be comfortable. I can wear it inside and be comfortable. The thing moderates temperature fantastically well. And it breathes plenty, in case that was a concern with the little dots.

    OmniHeat gets my seal of approval for sure.
    Not a gimmick, IME.

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    using the reactor

    On a side note, I've tried the reactor in summer conditions. Although warm enough, it didn't block wind very well. Crawling in/out of it instead of just flipping it off like a quilt could sometimes be a pain at night.

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    Good to hear, still have questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Not a gimmick, IME.

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    Thanks, did you try one in to augment your bag? If so what kind of success did you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoppy from GA View Post
    On a side note, I've tried the reactor in summer conditions. Although warm enough, it didn't block wind very well. Crawling in/out of it instead of just flipping it off like a quilt could sometimes be a pain at night.

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    Backpacker did a review of a Columbia bag with the Omni-Heat liner and the testers really seemed to like it - http://www.backpacker.com/2012-augus...-25/gear/16797

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    Here is another positive review - http://www.thegearcaster.com/the_gea...ag-review.html

    I think I will be getting one of these to try out! I love layering! :-)

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    Thanks for the links! But those were for sleeping bags, I'm interested in the sleeping bag liner, it's only 10 ozs. Since there is no wind resistance to the material, I'm thinking a removable shell of momentum, pertex or a light ripstop would help alot.

    Quote Originally Posted by flannery View Post
    Here is another positive review - http://www.thegearcaster.com/the_gea...ag-review.html

    I think I will be getting one of these to try out! I love layering! :-)

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