I've always been a fleece guy, but thinking of buying a down mid-weight. I've narrowed to the Montbell Alpine Light and the Marmot Zeus. I've tried them both on inside and they seem very comparable from most performance perspectives. The Zeus is DWR and the Montbell is not. Thinking of it mostly as a winter hiking jacket - definitely under a backpack and maybe under a shell. Thoughts on if DWR is meaningful here? I won't wear either during rain, so am thinking mostly about sweat from a good vertical effort. Cost difference is irrelevant to me. What do you all think?
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Is DWR down worth while?