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Old 10-05-2012, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for a solid jacket-pant system with features

Looking for a solid jacket shell with a powder skirt that attaches to pants. The pants don't matter so much since I'll just find a same-brand pair that links to whatever jacket I choose. I understand I have a lot of options, so these are what I'm specifically looking for in my jacket:

NOT insulated a lot (shell preferably)
Waterproof & Breathable 10k minimum
Powder Skirt with ability to link to pants
Wrist gaiters
Zippered pockets (not necessary but a plus..)
Media pocket
Helmet-compatible hood
Stylish but not too bold or busy
Around $100ish

I'm looking at the the green version of this:
Special Blend Beacon Jacket - Men's from

and also the Blacktop version of this:

However, I'm not sure on the quality from brand to brand at this $100ish price point specifically. For example, I know everyone loves Burton AK stuff but I don't hear many good things about their mid level offerings. What do you suggest?

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