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09-08-2011 08:47 PM
TsEthan Function over fashion. if you have style you can pull anything off
08-06-2011 06:18 PM
JayMess686 i would say both are important but quality is more important. you don't wanna be riding in a nice jacket to find out it rips the first day you rock it
06-11-2011 05:28 AM
Inky Both please.
06-03-2011 11:19 AM
CheeseForSteeze All the outerwear I've owned has lasted through all the abuse I could give it, aside from a pair of 686 Original Cargos I bought used. However, I think the prior owner put the shell in the dryer because the pant had a strange, stiff texture to it. It ended up ripping and soaking through.

Either way, most of the big brands should have high quality garbs you can buy in a style you like. Foursqure, Special Blend, Volcom, Quiksilver, 686, DC, Nomis, Analog etc. They all have outerwear with wide ranges of specs. I have a 686 2.5 Ply Smarty for days when the weather is hideous, otherwise I just wear my Nomis hoodies. Pants are 686 Original Cargo and Nomis Simon Signature Sag Out. Neither one has let me down, aside from the one 686 I got used, but that's no fault of the pants. I find I don't really need 20k waterproof, 10k and 15k are enough to stay dry unless you are riding through lots of deep pow stashes or it's wet and heavy.
01-13-2010 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by xxfinnellxx View Post
What are you guy's oppinion about this? because im huge into buyin something that looks great, but it also has to be super nice.

what do you guys value more...
id say an extent
you get what you pay for.

I love 686 & Dakine personally.
01-09-2010 03:08 PM
therideprophets I'm with Nivek these days you should have no problem finding both.
01-09-2010 11:36 AM
freshy Function all the way. If it came down to an ugly brown jacket with 20k waterproof and breath-ability or the sweetest looking jacket with 10k I'd choose the ugly one.
01-09-2010 07:46 AM
Artistry fortunately for me I have never had to compromise on either .. thankfully the industry has always employed some rather creative artistic individuals .. and found that true variety is the spice of life .. there is something offering both features for everyone out there .. just have to put in the time .. ie. the research to score the good finds with the steez that fits your mood .. your personality.

11-27-2009 09:59 PM
kyouness @ xxfinnellxx

price has almost nothing to do with board quality. my $350 scaremaster will ride with anything out there.

then again, i just got an indoor survival fk and it's plain sexy...

speaking of which, you forgot to add flatkick!

btw, libtech's technology isn't the best. it's not the worst either but it's definitely not the best when it comes to reverse camber.

@ Flick and Nivek

i was thinking the same thing :P
11-17-2009 08:45 PM
Sam I Am
Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
If your only two choices are some REALLY cool cardboard pants or a taupe jacket that could protect you from a nuclear blast, I'd go with function.

No one cares what you look like on the hill. So unless you're someone whose poor self esteem requires the attention of strangers, buy gear that will keep you warm and dry.
Nothing more needs to be said.

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