Briefly introduced myself in another thread, but I'm a guy from the UK who will be spending a year (hopefully more!) in Canada from this May/June time. I have started snowboarding lessons and hope to spend most of my non-working time out on the slopes, probably near Calgary.
I currently have nothing in the way of equipment, and I don't really intend to change that until I actually get to Canada (I can rent a board and boots here and it seems silly to get one and drag it halfway across the planet in a few months time), but I have been looking around a bit for clothing. Main reason for this is that I'll need to get general clothing as soon as I get out there anyway (as I'll be needing much more cold weather gear than I currently need here in Surrey!), and from looking at this forum and other places, getting good quality and comfortable clothing is as important (if not more) than what board you are using.
Anyway, I'm rambling. Having checked some of the links to online retailers on this forum, I have come across a site that has a UK section, and to me they seem to be doing a great deal on a jacket:
Westbeach - The Canadian Snowboarding Original
It's the Westbeach YVR jacket on offer of the week if that link doesn't work properly. It looks like I need to spend well over £100 (around 180 Canadian Dollars I think), to get something I'd be confident would do the job of general use and snowboarding, so does this seem like a good price? I have looked around for reviews, but can't seem to see any, and the deal is only going for a week so I didn't know if I should spend the money now and get one item out of the way.
Any help would be great.