It's getting closer to that time and there are some nice sales going on. One such sale is on the Patagonia R1 Full-Zip, which has Polartec insulation. I already own the Cabela's ECWCS Polartec fleece and I'm wondering if there would be a noticeable difference? The R1 is supposed to be fantastic, but I don't want to double up on what I already own. What would set them apart? The next item I'm considering in that same middle layer category is the Wiggys Supplex Sweater. I contacted them yesterday and was told it would fit under a shell. The nice thing about his products is they supposedly work well when wet. How would this compare to the R1 and fleece? I can purchase both, but would only like to do so if I'd be gaining something. The last on my list are the Wiggy's Super Mittens, which also supposedly work well even when wet, but I have no direct experience with them. There are a lot of other choices on the market, but not many proclaim to maintain insulation even when wet. I know his sleeping bags do, but have never owned his clothing. Would they be an upgrade over mittens at a sporting good store?