No, actually I didn't know buttons and zippers were outsourced. The SNAP that broke on my jacket has the Burton logo stamped all over it and in my opinion it is a reflection of Burton's quality because I feel like they should examine the quality of any material with their name on it even if it is outsourced but I guess that is something to keep in mind.
Buttons and zippers can be replaced easily - are snaps as easy to replace?
I like the Joplin jacket that you suggested Leo, it very similar to the one that I bought and there are some cool features to it.
Last edited by PowderHunter; 12-01-2010 at 04:09 PM.