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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 01:11 PM
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and to think this whole time ive been taking t-shirt boarding for granted
i wouldnt know what to do in temperatures that low hahaha
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Originally Posted by blindpig View Post
I found this browsing on Burton's site.
Men's Idiom Reversible Snowboard Insulator | Burton Snowboards
Looks like I could get that and most decent jackets would do. Any chance anyone has seen/used one of these? Maybe the route to go.
I'm sure it's a quality piece... but 250 bucks?!? It seems like there would be much better alternatives that would save some money.
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Honestly I trust Volcoms High-end Gore more than Burtons. Frozen glove tips usually means that the tips got moist. Typical actually since that is where the most wear is going to be happening. Only thing you can do really is to get the appropriate water-proofer and re-apply as necessary.

True about circulation playing a big role in how gloves work. Joey Sex probably has really good circulation to his hand cause he says he doesn't even wear gloves. I also know people that have lukewarm hands wearing mitts with handwarmers in late Feb. So it definitely helps to know you're circulation. If yours is average or better, worry more about core and less about the "tech" in your gloves. If its less than average then I would make sure you get gloves with handwarmer slots or mitts.

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ok i was there in late february last year, and we had a huge snowstorm over night fresh pow you know, just perfect conditions. At the summit it was fucking cold but when i got down to this valley, they had a thermometer by a chairlift and i swear to god it was 65 degrees.

basically, the weather in montanna is really crazy. I have the burton poacher outfit, and all i wore under neath was the warm underarmour and a northface fleece sometimes. Just layer well, and youll be fine. You dont really need like a whole gore tex suit but i do recomend gore tex gloves. I had em and they were really nice

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Thanks guys. I think I'm going to get another nice and thick jacket, a few warm under layers, couple north face mid-layers, 2 gloves, and 2 pair of snow pants. Trying to get at least 2 of everything so I always have a back up. Really excited to move up there!
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Moving there? Or working/employee housing?

Headed up there myself with a friend... got a place near the base of one of the lifts.
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As far as gloves go I highly recommend the Marmot Randonnee mittens for super cold days. They are like big, cushy sleeping bags for your hands. Throw a pair of powerstretch liner gloves underneath and you will be set no matter the temp.

For facemasks, I have posted this on the site before but the best one out there is the Outdoor Research Gorilla Balaclava. The thing is money. It aint cheap but its well worth it.

I have used both of these in sub zero temperatures in VT where warnings were issued about exposed skin and I was fine. For jackets I also recommend something down or primaloft.
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