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11-17-2009 01:38 AM
Originally Posted by bakesale View Post
Ok here is snowboard jacket construction 101

As you said, two to three layers of fabric. The outermost layer must be a waterproof nylon, either a Gore-Tex fabric or a nylon fabric that has been treated with a teflon coating on the inside. The stitches of this layer must be heat taped or else moisture will get in, either that or just forgo stitches altogether and use a thermal press to glue the fabric sections together.

The middle layer is a synthetic fibre for warmth and is optional depending on how technical the jacket is going to be. I recommend using Prima-Loft. it's a thin fabric thats breathable and is used in very high quality sleeping bags, you can get it rated to either -5 degrees, -15 degrees, or -30 degrees. The colder it's rated for the thicker it will be.

The inner layer should be a breathable mesh or thin fabric that will wick moisture from the wearer.

Technical Features:

Your jackets must have a powder skirt at the waist of the jacket. I recommend doing one that is removable so someone can use the jacket for street wear. The powder skirt must have a strong elastic band around it and is best when it either snaps or zips into the pants.

Hood: The hood must be able to cover the mouth to protect from wind and is best when it does not obstruct the wearers blindspots.

Pockets: The two or four outer pockets must be sealed and moisture proof. line the pockets with a soft material that warms hands. The inner pockets should have zippers as well to protect from moisture, one pocket should have a little sleeve in it for the users iPod. The other pocket should come with a little soft cloth for the users goggles and is best when on a small elastic leash. There should also be an easily accessible goggle pocket on the inside.

Zippers: Use high quality plastic or even higher quality metal zippers. They must be able to stand extreme cold and extreme stress. I recommend RiRi Zippers.

Cuffs: The cuffs of the jacket should have a velcro strap to close the cuff around the wearers gloves. It is also a nice feature if you include cuff gaiters that the user wears around their wrist and seals the sleeve from snow.
Many Thanks. These are great comments. :-)
11-12-2009 02:03 PM
Originally Posted by Dano View Post
Neon colored snuggie
We could wear it backwards and hit a big kicker. It'd look like a gay batman was decending the hill to fight some crime
11-12-2009 12:06 PM
Dano Neon colored snuggie
11-12-2009 10:51 AM
AWNOW I have to go back to a plain, matte colored jacket now. Too many people have green jackets/pants now. fuckers.
11-12-2009 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by tomtom88 View Post
You got beef with ninja assassin?!
Whats funny is the movie commercial was on when I was typing that. Looks pretty badass.

I guess a snow covered mountain isn't the best place for a stealthy ninja like myself to try to blend.
11-11-2009 11:59 AM
BoardNbob There is such a variety of styles when it comes to snowboard outerwear. I personally like my clothes baggy and the colors don't even really match. My jacket is neon green so I like to stand out. Truthfully though, the most important part to me is the waterproof rating and the features. Media pocket, pass holder, zipper pockets, vents..etc.
11-11-2009 11:38 AM
Originally Posted by sook View Post
it seemed like I had to choose between neon green and pink or dress like a ninja assassin.
You got beef with ninja assassin?!
11-11-2009 11:12 AM
CaptT My jacket has an awesome window on the arm for my pass to slide into, and I really dig that.....
11-11-2009 02:47 AM
sook OP, I really hope you design something that considers practicality first and style a close second. If you design some quality snow wear, you can make customers for life. Most of the snowboarders I know are obsessed with tech. With more people buying online these days, a long list of proven tech on a garmet will sell most people I ride with. My only suggestion for style is to weight your designs to 75% edgy, out-there fashions and 25% towards more classic style tastes. And "classic style" doesn't just mean solid black clothes. Last time I had to buy outerwear, it seemed like I had to choose between neon green and pink or dress like a ninja assassin.
11-11-2009 12:53 AM
Hilary Mona Well I have entered contests myself.Although I am twelve years old.Cute tracksuits are really suitable for a child aged 5 weeks.How about you find a fancy one with a matching top make sure its original.To be more authentic you could find some converse trainers for babies I know they are expensive but look really cute on babies.
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