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Old 09-11-2009, 09:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I ride in some fairly cold temperatures. Last year i cracked the lens of my goggles because I fell on them doing a backside 3 when it was -10 with windchill. I typically like a coat with a little bit of insulation just because then you are quite as bulked up in under layers. I did however buy a shell last year and can ride with that as long as it is above 10. I wear airblaster ninja suit for long underwear and i have some extremely warm sweatshirts that are water repellent. NYinfamous is right when he says base layers make a difference. If you invest in good base layers you can get away with a non-insulated jacket
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It does get a little brisk at times out there. Grow a beard too if you are looking to save cash. That way you don't have to buy protection for your face on sub 0 days.

Thermals, wool socks and a sweatshirt are the most widely used combo as base layers. I will never own anything but airblaster ninja suit for thermals. It's a one piece suit so no snow down the back and it has a hood and an ass zip so you can poo without taking it all off
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hahah the thing is im in CT and go up to NY sometimes and VT/NH haha the coldest it gets is like 20
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i live in ny. there were plenty of days colder than 20. any new yorkers recall new years. im pretty sure it was below zero not including wind chill. my fleece bandanna froze to my skull
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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any non cotton fleece is good for mid layer. i personally like old navy 100% polyester fleeces. they are warm, breaths well, and cheap! but it will be worth it to really invest in a 15k and up shell. sierrasnowboard sell some for like $50-ish
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you were going hunting would you bring a BB gun? Why not just get a real snowboarding jacket? There are a ton of jackets on right now for up to 60% off. There are plenty of jackets to be had for under $100 bucks that are good jackets. It will likely be one of the least expensive things you end up buying as you get into snowboarding. Just save a few pennies and get equipment made for what you are doing, in the long run it will be worth it.
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