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Old 12-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at a new jacket and can get some real good deals at the local stores... ordered one in for my size to buy tomorrow.

Only issue is the jackets with all the features I want and that look decent too don't have wrist gaiters.
They both obviously have Velcro at the wrists which could possibly be looped over the thumb for a makeshift gaiter?

I realise I could maybe tighten the Velcro down hard and wear gloves over the sleeve, but not ideal/the best look

Are gaiters a necessity??? Thoughts appreciated



Also: I wear wrist guards and gaiters can get in the way of them. Are these a good solution to the no gaiter issue?
http://www.facewest.co.uk/Marmot-Str...st-Gaiter.html

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are gaiters a necessity??? Thoughts appreciated



Also: I wear wrist guards and gaiters can get in the way of them. Are these a good solution to the no gaiter issue?
Marmot Stretch Wrist Gaiter from Facewest.co.uk

I have one jacket with, and one without. I could really go either way but on a pow day they can be nice as I don't like gloves over my jacket. Not sure about wrist guards, never worn anything like that.
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I have one jacket with, and one without. I could really go either way but on a pow day they can be nice as I don't like gloves over my jacket. Not sure about wrist guards, never worn anything like that.
hm my thoughts exactly.
Not one for wearing gloves over the jacket really...
I've already ordered a jacket without, reason enough to return?

I guess I could get a baselayer with thumb loops which would keep stuff out to a degree.
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I'd buy a jacket based on whether I liked it or not, the gators wouldn't be part of the consideration. And ya your base layer can always havem.

Just don't stick your hands in the snow, stay on hard packed groomers and you won't have to worry
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I'd buy a jacket based on whether I liked it or not, the gators wouldn't be part of the consideration. And ya your base layer can always havem.

Just don't stick your hands in the snow, stay on hard packed groomers and you won't have to worry
Hha solution, leave the powder well alone...

But srs, you not bothered by the lack of gaiters on your jacket when you go out with that one?
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I owned a 686 jacket with no gaiters, then bought a Special Blend WITH, now my 3rd jacket is WITHOUT. They're a nice idea, and if I could find a jacket where you could remove them that'd be ideal. But there are times when they're a PITA, and even if you don't hook them on your thumbs you can still feel they're there.
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I owned a 686 jacket with no gaiters, then bought a Special Blend WITH, now my 3rd jacket is WITHOUT. They're a nice idea, and if I could find a jacket where you could remove them that'd be ideal. But there are times when they're a PITA, and even if you don't hook them on your thumbs you can still feel they're there.
Thanks. Yeah, my old jacket has them so I am kinda used to them but they are indeed a PITA, especially with wrist-guards on too.

What do you do with your current setup then, gloves over sleeves?
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I have coats with wrist gaiters and without and I love the wrist gaiters! Lets me get a smaller and more fitting size and sleeves not be too short. Mine do not have thumb holes just the sleeves. I have never ran the velcros across the thumb gap bc that seems restrictive but really as long as the sleeves are long enough to where they do not ride up when you lift your arms the gaiter is not really necessary overall if you are deciding between two coats.

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Thanks. Yeah, my old jacket has them so I am kinda used to them but they are indeed a PITA, especially with wrist-guards on too.

What do you do with your current setup then, gloves over sleeves?
I just bought a freaking expensive pair of gloves for this season, with large cuffs. I think I'll be happier with that.
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It's interesting how various topics pop up here on the forum just as they become relevant to a person!

I just bought my first snowboarding specific jacket 3 days ago. It, has wrist gaiters. I wore it yesterday for the first time, and I have to say I love 'em! It was like 9-10 out and they really did a good job of helping to keep snow out of my sleeve and then dropping into the cuff of my gloves. My my wrists and hands were quite comfortable & warm all day in these frigid conditi0ns.

As for wrist guards, I have Level V gloves (mitts) with integrated wrist guards. So they are not a separate stretch fit item to over my hand and wrist. You might want to check them out if you like gaiters and want to keep wearing your wrist guards!
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