Due to a couple injuries (broken/fractured bones and ruptured spleen) a few years back I completely stopped riding. Got a wife, dogs, mortgage, etc., etc.. Thanks to increased financial stability and supplemental insurance I'm ready to get back into the game. I hadn't really kept up with the industry the last few years and was amazed at all the new technology and options on the market. I was born and raised in Alaska, but I'm now living in Pennsylvania. I still visit AK every other year and my dad recently retired to Northern Idaho so I'll probably swing by there on the years in between.
I've read through dozens of reviews and all the manufacturer sites and I'm pretty well set on giving Never Summer and Union a shot. Haven't even looked at boots yet, untill I get a chance to go try some stuff on.
I'm 6'7", 235lb and wear a 13/14 depending on brand. The majority of my riding will be here on the east coast where it's basically hills covered in ice, but I'd be spending about 2 weeks a year in Idaho/Washington, or Alaska so I need something that can handle some real snow.
Looking to purchase the NS Revolver-R 164 with Union Contacts for park/pipe and the NS Legacy-R 170 with Union Forces for trips out west and the occasional 4" snow storm.
Do these seem like good choices for me? I'm really digging the Never Summer lineup, but I am still open to suggestions at this point. Sorry about the long ass post. I appreciate any suggestions/advice you guys might have.