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Wearing vests reduces wind protection. Is this a bug?

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Without vest, wind protection is +1 C.  Wearing vest, wind protection drops to 0 C.  Both sport and down vests.

Filed a bug report but thought I'd see if anybody else is seeing this.  Now I'm wondering if it's a function of the vests lower wind rating.

 

 

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Edited by epower
might be a feature...

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The vests are on the most external layer, so theirs is the "valid" wind protection. Not a bug, just a weird and unlucky combination of stats.

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Yeah, counterintuitively, wind protection only counts on the outer most layer, so you only get one item helping with wind for your legs, feet, head, or torso. 

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I would still call this a bug.  Perhaps the wind protection value of the vest should be higher than +0.5?  Although, by itself, it doesn't protect the arms at all, it certainly protects the torso better than a cotton sweatshirt... and the core body temperature is what's most important when it comes to hypothermia.

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I could see an argument for the highest wind resistance value item only counting, as the low value clearly indicates the best does not protect the arms... while the sweatshirt does.

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4 hours ago, UpUpAway95 said:

the core body temperature is what's most important when it comes to hypothermia.

Both the vest and the long-sleeve shirt would need to be moved into an outer torso layer slot in order for wind-chill protection to register.

We might add much more value to the T-Shirts in the game and at the same time fix the missing wind protection from the long-sleeve T-Shirt by adding a new clothes menu slot for a third torso layer...there is plenty of room on the left side of the menu for a third layer. :coffee: 

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