So I am picking up a jacket today. I have the 686 NB 580 on hold through Department of Goods but I have to purchase today. I was also looking at some less expensive options as well. So that being said I would like some quick input from you guys who may have these jackets or know more about them than I do.
The Foursquare doesnt have insulation. It does have removable hood and wrist gaiters
The Volcom is insulated with removable hood but no wrist gaiters
The 686 is insulated with wrist gaiters but no removable hood and is over $200.
All the jackets seam pretty sweet so I am at a loss but saving the extra scratch would be nice (I do have the $200 bucks for the 686 if thats the route I go)
I like the removable hood and wrist gaiters. I also like insulation just so I dont have to layer as much underneath. What would you guys pick and why?