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Old 01-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for a new Goretex Jacket

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.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the new Burtons have the Powder Gaskets, their version of wrist gaiters but I personally prefer thumbholes.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Volcom has Gore-Tex jackets with wrist gaiters.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've seen the gaskets, haven't tried them, but I don't see how its going to work.

I'll check out the Volcom, how is their build quality, etc. Anyone have experience with Quiksilver jackets?
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone have experience with Quiksilver jackets?
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.
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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.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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These are really good jackets, arcteryx/patagonia quality. They have nice wrist gaiters. I've worn the Lofoten one piece for three seasons, no issues.
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Volcom TDS jackets are pretty nice if you want to spend that much money.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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