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I might buy one of their coats... either that or 686.

From what I've read they're good quality. Their website is down right now though which sucks... not really good timing.

The company is a sister brand of Solomon.
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I might buy one of their coats... either that or 686.

From what I've read they're good quality. Their website is down right now though which sucks... not really good timing.

The company is a sister brand of Solomon.
Bonfire's been around for years they've got a solid reputation, I wouldn't be worried to buy their stuff, although some folks think there is a certain blasphemy in buying from a "ski" company
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I can see that... but at this point I don't care - I have a foursquare coat now and it's brutally cold, made a mistake not getting something with more insulation.

Warmth is important to me now since I went last year constantly battling to have enough layers on. It's not abnormal to be out when it's -20C (-4F), and some of their coats had a great insulation rating for the price.

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I can see that... but at this point I don't care - I have a foursquare coat now and it's brutally cold, made a mistake not getting something with more insulation.

Warmth is important to me now since it's not abnormal to be out when it's -20C (-4F), and some of their coats had a great insulation rating for the price.
Yeah, that is not really a point that I would weigh to heavily. While there are certain brands that I might *like* more, or prefer based on their history, etc., that is really only much of a factor if I'm looking at two or more items that are very similar and similarly priced.
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Good to hear. Also, I certainly don't care what kind of company it is (ski/snowboard) as long as the quality is there. I just can't seem to find pants with that kind of waterproof/breathability rating for anywhere near what I'm paying for these. That's the main reason I had to ask for an opinion; because it seemed to good to be true and I wondered if I was giving up quality elsewhere as a result.
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Where'd you pick them up? Online or in store?

I'm going to be making a trip down to Troy in a few weeks and was going to check a few stores out, but since Bonfire's site is down I can't find a dealer locator. Anyone have any recommendations of where to check out down there?

My wife also wants to see if she can get a pair of last years skis somewhere if they're priced right. I am aware of Boyne Country Sports, REI, and Moosejaw.
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Where'd you pick them up? Online or in store?

I'm going to be making a trip down to Troy in a few weeks and was going to check a few stores out, but since Bonfire's site is down I can't find a dealer locator. Anyone have any recommendations of where to check out down there?

My wife also wants to see if she can get a pair of last years skis somewhere if they're priced right. I am aware of Boyne Country Sports, REI, and Moosejaw.
Online. I forget which retailer, I think it might have been Evo.

You'd have to ask one of the Detroit guys about retailers for skis, since you're near the border. I'm up in Lansing so can't help you much there. I did buy my wife some skis and boots at Summit Sports a couple years ago and she really loves them. I don't know if they have a location down in the Detroit area though.
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Online. I forget which retailer, I think it might have been Evo.

You'd have to ask one of the Detroit guys about retailers for skis, since you're near the border. I'm up in Lansing so can't help you much there. I did buy my wife some skis and boots at Summit Sports a couple years ago and she really loves them. I don't know if they have a location down in the Detroit area though.
Anywhere good in Lansing? I'm on the border in the U.P. so we could just drive down the I75 and jump on the 127.
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Anywhere good in Lansing? I'm on the border in the U.P. so we could just drive down the I75 and jump on the 127.
Ha, not worth a drive from the U.P.! I made the mistake of assuming you were near the Detroit/Windsor area.
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Anywhere good in Lansing? I'm on the border in the U.P. so we could just drive down the I75 and jump on the 127.
There's a Summit location in East Lansing. There is also a Modern Skate & Surf in EL. Not sure if they carry Bonfire or not.

If you're in Troy obviously REI is right there, and Boyne not too far away at their Woodward location in Birmingham. Also within not too far from there is People Skate & Snowboard in Keego Harbor and Outdoor Action Company in Sylvan Lake. Those shops are actually not far from one another. OAC would have skis, too.
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