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Old 11-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What do you think of my aspiring 686 setup?

Hey guys, Im looking for a new jacket/ pant combo for this season cause what im riding in now is years old. I still wear the Empyre Jacket and Freeworld pants that I first got when I started snowboarding and am looking to upgrade to higher quality threads. The two particular items Im looking at now are the 686 ACC Pixel Insulated Jacket in cyan palette and the 686 smarty original cargo pants in white. The reasons im preferring this 686 right now is because 1)Ive heard a LOT about the quality of their outerwear 2)Im looking to use the jacket hooks so I need same brand pants to fit. 3)The style of the jacket is sick and 4)I want a jacket with insulation, but still feels light and baggy. The smarty cargos Ive heard a shit ton about and how well they keep you dry, comfy, and warm. Also that they last a long time. How many seasons can a jacket and pair of pants last you guys? How often do you buy new gear? And what are your thoughts on this setup and 686 in general?

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Old 11-01-2009, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea it's clothing... Anyways I like my 686 smarty pants with the removable thermals, they are kind of heavy but keep my nads warm, and that's important.


The jacket to me looks rather feminine
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Yea it's clothing... Anyways I like my 686 smarty pants with the removable thermals, they are kind of heavy but keep my nads warm, and that's important.


The jacket to me looks rather feminine
To each his own
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So you want to know what we think, then someone says it looks rather girly and you say to each his own? Who cares what we think.
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686 is great gear. Very good quality and features. For style go with what you like.If you like bright and bold stuff thats a good set up, if not then obviously it would be bad.
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So you want to know what we think, then someone says it looks rather girly and you say to each his own?
exactly what i was thinking.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I picked up the 686 smarty index jacket recently and its just a high quality, really warm jacket. I happened to get it off ebay for a pretty cheap price, but I think if you get a high end jacket from 686 you cant go wrong, if you can afford the price tag.
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exactly what i was thinking.
Look, Im just saying that if you can tell me that its a good jacket because of reasonalble pros, or if its not because of reasonable cons, then okay. But saying its a feminine jacket is your "opinion", and that doesnt tell me if its a good jacket or not, just that you dont like the colors. Okay... I disagree, I think its dope, thats why I said to each his own. But I wouldnt have said to each his own if he could have said that it was bad because the material rips easily. That is more based on evidence with the jacket than opinion. But c'mon. Who wants to know if you think it looks girly? Thats not what this thread is for.
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Look, Im just saying that if you can tell me that its a good jacket because of reasonalble pros, or if its not because of reasonable cons, then okay. But saying its a feminine jacket is your "opinion", and that doesnt tell me if its a good jacket or not, just that you dont like the colors. Okay... I disagree, I think its dope, thats why I said to each his own. But I wouldnt have said to each his own if he could have said that it was bad because the material rips easily. That is more based on evidence with the jacket than opinion. But c'mon. Who wants to know if you think it looks girly? Thats not what this thread is for.

I'm going off the fact that you're matching all your clothing, to me it seems rather contrived and fashion oriented. Perhaps I'm wrong though , But I did add I own 686 pants and like them for basically everything when it comes to riding.Somehow I doubt their jackets wouldn't match the same quality, in a way you could take that as a reference to the jacket :P.

Usually the main things I look for when it comes to clothing is the waterproofing and breathability ratings, anything above 10k is good for me, and then for gloves the type of stitching.
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Look, Im just saying that if you can tell me that its a good jacket because of reasonalble pros, or if its not because of reasonable cons, then okay. But saying its a feminine jacket is your "opinion", and that doesnt tell me if its a good jacket or not, just that you dont like the colors. Okay... I disagree, I think its dope, thats why I said to each his own. But I wouldnt have said to each his own if he could have said that it was bad because the material rips easily. That is more based on evidence with the jacket than opinion. But c'mon. Who wants to know if you think it looks girly? Thats not what this thread is for.
I think a feminine looking jacket is a pretty reasonable con.
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