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Will this jacket be good enough for 7000-7500...

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Will this jacket be good enough for 7000-7500 metre peaks in the Himalayas?

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I'd probably say no, I have the Neutrino Plus jacket which is the step up from this one with more down and box wall baffles to eliminate cold spots. I've personally taken my Neutrino Plus to -20 degree temps without strong winds and have been comfortable, however that was in Vermont, not Nepal. The Neutrino Endurance jacket has sewn through baffles, which in strong enough winds you will definately feel cold, which is a condition you'll probably encounter a lot of. I'd probably want to go to at least their Summit or even Batura jacket for the performace you're asking for, no sense in putting yourself at risk. Stay safe and I hope this helps.

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Here is the aforementioned jackets from the Rab website:

http://rab.uk.com/products/mens-clothing/down/summit-jacket.html

http://rab.uk.com/products/mens-clothing/down/batura-jacket.html

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While you're on Rab's website, you should probably also seriously consider the Expedition jacket. It's designed for where you're going. The Batura jacket is the next step down. There are days when even the Neutrino would be too much and you would need to layer down, but there is also the higher likelihood that there will be more times than not when not enough insulation in the right jacket will cost you your life. Always better to have too much than not enough. If you're using a guide service and they haven't given you a comprehensive gear list, ask them what they recommend for when and where you're going. Rab makes excellent gear, but the Neutrino jacket is certainly not your best choice in this case.

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not quite warm enough. Had one before a trip to the Pamirs (7-7.5k m) but ended up replacing with a marmot 8000m before. If you were going fast and light it could be, but if you've got to ask you probably aren't doing anything where ounces trounce warmth and survival