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08-28-2014 01:11 AM
Nein11 AK stuff has lifetime warranty. Just sent it back to them and they send you a new one. (if its a manufacturer defect like seams falling off etc...}
08-10-2014 08:20 PM
highme I just bought a Homeschool Universe 3.5L jacket off of WM to replace my AK (don't remember if it's 2L or 3L) jacket. My Burton jacket has held up fine and I haven't noticed any drop off in its ability to shed water. It's pretty much been my go to jacket for any time I'm going to be outside in the rain, and as a PNW resident with kids that play soccer & lacrosse, I'm outside in the rain a bunch.

The main reason I upgraded the AK jacket was the hood & cuffs aren't all that great. The hood is too small to work with a helmet, and the cuffs are as minimalistic as they come. I was constantly having fix the seal between my sleeve & glove. The Homeschool stuff is night & day better in those regards. I also like the idea of a supporting a small local company (not that I bear any animus towards Burton, just sayin'). The fact it was dirt cheap on WM didn't hurt either, which come to think of it, was how I ended up with my AK jacket.
07-04-2014 02:59 AM
Anticrobotic
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
I'm the worst gear whore ever Any sort of sports gear, I have it.
Gee Timmy, we had no idea.
07-03-2014 05:17 AM
Lamps I really like my AK 3L Hover Jacket
07-01-2014 04:01 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Haha, I'm no fashionista, besides of sports gear, I hate shoping, but you caught me there, I've - dunno - about a hundred jackets in every color, cut , for every temperature and activity . Been just googeling for another softshell right now . I hear the SO moan in the distance "but you have a softshell!" Uhm... no, not one... at least 6, but none is turquoise
You guys must have thrift stores over there?

I'm the worst gear whore ever Any sort of sports gear, I have it.

It's just so damn hard to turn your back on a brand new, mint jacket, that fits & has all the bells & whistles you can think of. For $20 or less

I just can't do it

Super stoked, found a DonJoy knee brace. Been searching craigslist but they're $300+ on there. For a used one.

Value Village, drum roll please............................................ .....$6.99


TT
06-30-2014 07:23 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Come on Neni, 15 or 20 jackets. You're a girl, I know your eyes lit right up there


TT
Haha, I'm no fashionista, besides of sports gear, I hate shoping, but you caught me there, I've - dunno - about a hundred jackets in every color, cut , for every temperature and activity . Been just googeling for another softshell right now . I hear the SO moan in the distance "but you have a softshell!" Uhm... no, not one... at least 6, but none is turquoise
06-30-2014 06:13 AM
timmytard Scooped this brand new wetsuit last week.
Guess I should try it out.

I also like motorcycle gear.

Got me a couple really nice jackets with built-in armor.
Elbows, shoulders & spine.
Triumph & something else, Rocket?
As well as some padded BMW pants.
06-30-2014 05:57 AM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Do the calculation the other way around: for the money you spend for three mid-quality jackets you'd get one high-quality jacket.

I've been the same till last season, bought many whatever was on sale mid-quality jackets (e.g. Burton, 686, Belowzero, Westbeach, Mammut, Marmot) but was never completely happy with them and thus bought the next one for cheap: I've a huge selection of jackets now for horseriding, so no total loss

The hubby on contrary buys one jacket every 5 years and always went for the best ones. I laughted at him many years spending that much for one item... but in the end, he spent less than me with all my on sale so-so stuff.

Visiting the US last season I jumped at the chance and ordered a bunch of Arc'teryx stuff cos it's so cheap at yours (over here, we're talking 840$ for an Arc'teryx jacket... ) and I'm very happy I did. There certainly is a huge difference in design, breathability, durability, weight and packing volume. It's the first year I don't think I've to get yet another jacket cos something is missing/not perfectly fitting/not good enough.
I understand where you're coming from Neni

Personally myself, I too, like the really expensive, high-quality gear.

They have that too, just not as often
That stuff, I don't flip. I hoard it all too myself.

I found a Bonfire, Whistler "snowboard school" jacket last year for $17.
It has so many bells & whistles, it must have been $1000
I scuba dive in it.

Does any of your guys jackets hoods turn?
Like your body does when you stand on your board & look forward?

The very most a jacket ever is, is $25.
Most are between $10-$20 & some of these are brand new, tags still on.

I just got a pair of sweet Santa Cruz denim pants for $6.99.
They don't have tags on em, but they still have all the original creases.

Realistically, it'd be more like 15 or 20 jackets to the one super jacket.

Come on Neni, 15 or 20 jackets. You're a girl, I know your eyes lit right up there


TT
06-30-2014 03:53 AM
ridinbend Watch whiskeymilitia for when they have volcom stuff. I scored a lando tds 3l gore jacket for $225. IMO volcom makes damn good snow gear. Can also check geartrade for used stuff. I wouldn't waste your money buying arc gear new. Also check sierratradingpost for mountain hardware, burton, etc, just search gore tex jackets

Example. http://www.geartrade.com/item/370559...ens-red-xl-exc
http://www.geartrade.com/item/371155...t-mens-brown-l
06-30-2014 03:46 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
I have about 30 jackets & pants in my closet.
Pretty much every brand.

I have shit with the original tags still hanging off them, brand new, never used.

If it's mint, I'll buy it.
It's pretty easy to flip a jacket
When there's dudes out there willing to pay $350

Never mind, carry on.


TT
Do the calculation the other way around: for the money you spend for three mid-quality jackets you'd get one high-quality jacket.

I've been the same till last season, bought many whatever was on sale mid-quality jackets (e.g. Burton, 686, Belowzero, Westbeach, Mammut, Marmot) but was never completely happy with them and thus bought the next one for cheap: I've a huge selection of jackets now for horseriding, so no total loss

The hubby on contrary buys one jacket every 5 years and always went for the best ones. I laughted at him many years spending that much for one item... but in the end, he spent less than me with all my on sale so-so stuff.

Visiting the US last season I jumped at the chance and ordered a bunch of Arc'teryx stuff cos it's so cheap at yours (over here, we're talking 840$ for an Arc'teryx jacket... ) and I'm very happy I did. There certainly is a huge difference in design, breathability, durability, weight and packing volume. It's the first year I don't think I've to get yet another jacket cos something is missing/not perfectly fitting/not good enough.
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