Looking for a jacket, must be goretex 2L or 3L, and must have wrist gaiters. The wrist gaiters have eluded me because Burton, Arcteryx, and Patagonia don't seem to really use them and those are most of the Goretex shells I could find.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Right now I think the front runner is The North Face Free Thinker.
i have last years t.rice goretex jacket, it has wrist gater w/ thumb holes & Awesome build quality. I believe all quiksilver jackets have the wrist gaters but you need to get the higher end jackets (t.rice line) if you want the thumb hole.
I have a brand new Oakely GREAT ASCENT JACKET with tags still for sale if you are interested. It's 2L Gortex and has wrist gaiters. I bought two last spring and only been using one. It's lime green. I can post pics if you are interested.
Or you can buy stand alone wrist gaiters. Or buy base layers with wrist gaiters. Or use gauntlet gloves/ mitts. Don't let such a minor feature discourage you from buying a great shell when there are alternatives.
I had a Westbeach long ago with attached gaiters and all they did was get ragged and gross while the rest of the jacket still had life left in it.
I have a volcom crack 2L jacket that comes with wrist gators. Its an awesome jacket, build quality is solid, built in face mask, the lining is covered in pictures of random stuff which looks really cool,media pocket, goggle pocket, its awesome. I will probably always buy Volcom since I got this jacket. Its good stuff.