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Old 08-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm starting to look at gear to protect me from the winter at Big Sky, MT. I'm not sure on all the weights for pants/jackets and what companies make a quality product. Right now I have a Special Blend Snow Patrol jacket will I want something thicker than this? Also would it be worth looking into a gore-tex jacket or is it unnecessary? My jacket has yet to get wet or freeze up on me. I do want a compatible snap waist gator thing with pants to jacket.

Also I want to get a few pair of gloves. Which companies/models should I look at? I'm also thinking maybe some with the removable lining so I still have something covering my hand if I need to change ipod or fiddle with something else.

Any other advice on base layers/mid-layers ect ect. I'm all ears. Pretty nervous to freeze my ass off up their some days from the wind. So any advice would be great!
I hear it gets F'n cold up their, you might consider a down jacket to keep nice and toasty. Personally, I rock a down jacket in the winter no matter wear i go, i like to be warm, if not sweaty. For down, check out Volcom, i know they have some pretty good down jackets (thats what i rock lol), and don't worry about gor-tex, i don't think you are going to get rained on or anything. Layer it up on the bottoms as well. On powder days i use my powder skirt that comes with volcom jackets and pants, it helps alot keepin that snow out.

From alot of buddies who have ridden their, i have been recommended to wear something over the face just because it gets so freakin cold. I am really no help when it comes to gloves tho, i use celtic park gloves, but i am a person who gets warm very warm very easily, so that body heat radiates to my hands keeping them warm.

good luck and have fun!
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