How "heavy" are the heavyweight tops from RC? I only own a couple pieces of midweights and those are fairly thick, I like the idea of having a warmer hoodie for the winter but not sure what weather qualifies for it. I live in GA so it only drops below 32 a few months out of the year and even then its mostly wind that accounts for the real cold days and at that point it seems like a hard shell outer over a midweight would be better suited maybe? Also how does the zipper on the lower end hold up and do you even use it regularly?
in my experience the midweight is all we ever need up in maine. heavy is starchier but not hugely different imo. if you're really looking to winterize the tiger fleece is the way to go.
which beauty & youth do you have? the striped ones are fairly similar to the heavyweight core fabric, though as I recall the highlighter loop ones were a bit more plush.
Is there a big different in weight and fabric for the Tiger Fleece? I always assumed since it was a cotton/poly blend that it was not as insulating as their regular 100% cotton garments, plus I usually equate Polyester with pilling :/