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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My son is going to Utah for a snowboarding trip with fellow differently-abled kids (disabled or handicapped is not the proper word to describe these kids). I want him to fit in. He's never snowboarded, skied, etc. I've been looking around and I know a few brands from when I was younger that were quality and mainstream (don't laugh...I'm getting older....but Burton, Volcom, Quicksilver, Oakley).
I don't know if these brands are the same now. I don't want him to be 2000+ miles away from me and be made fun of for something I put him in. I know people say that no one really cares, but he's got it hard enough and there's always that one jerk that isn't sensitive enough to see that and will pick on him for what he's wearing. These kids get people laughing at them and talking about them all the time behind their back and I don't want to give anyone one more reason to do this to him.
We don't have a lot of money (prosthesis are not cheap - he's an amputee) so I'm looking used on eBay, but honestly I don't know what to look for anymore. I want him to be warm and don't want him looking like a poser (does anyone use that word anymore? Can't explain what I mean so I hope you understand).
I found North Face Triclimate jackets that seem like they'd keep him warm enough, looked at a few Burton jackets that seem to be what he thinks looks good, and I looked at Patagonia and Spyder jackets as well because I read an old post somewhere that says those are good. Used on eBay they are all going for between $50 and $75 so that's in our reach (keep in mind we live in a warm climate so he's not going to use this jacket but once a year so really spending more then that for us would be wasteful). Am I going in the right direction with this? Is there a better brand that will be waterproof, keep him warm in negative temps, and not make him look like a puffy mess?
Is Columbia still a decent brand (I know they're not for snowboarding, but could they work?)?
Hoping to get some real advice so if you can help please do.
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Burton, DC, Volcom, 686, 32, 3CS, to name a couple for you to look at!!!!!

Def NO to Spyder and Patagonia!!!!!

Look for something that is 15/15 Waterproof/Breathability Rated, and if it's insulated (has material in between the layers) he'll be warm, and if it doesn't, get him a cool hoody in a brand above to wear underneath!!!!!

Get him to pick the colour/pattern, as he will be the one that's wearin it!!!!! And if he wears it like he owns it, it'll make him more confident!!!!!

And if there's kids that wanna make fun of him, teach him how to tell them to get fucked!!!!!
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Very Cool! Idk about weather and the temps in utah...but do base layers and let him pick...with in reason. Is he doing an adaptive program? We got a small adaptive program and its wonderful to get folks on the hill. I rode the chair with this young couple last year, the gal's left arm was withered but her BF was very protective, helpful and patient...so sweet!...and she was having a great time.

If you want...pm your son's size and address and I'll dig around...got a black helmet, some 1x worn Burton gloves, some well-used grey northface pants Med...that still work and poly wicking base layers and med/heavy fleece pants.
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Those brands you listed (Burton, Volcom, Quick, Oakley) all make good stuff still. Patagonia and Spyder make good gear, but it can be spendy and Spyder is ski specific. You could probably get most of what you paid for it if you resell it on eBay though.

You should check the outlets at Evo.com and back country.com as well. They look like they have some good deals on last year's gear for Black Friday.

I just took a quick pass through Evo's boy's outlet clothing. Anything there should work fine, and there was quite a few <$75 options.

I'd stay away from Columbia, unless you get it real cheap.

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Looking at 686, 32, 3CS now. Thanks hun!
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How tall is he and weight? and waist size?

if I have any old gear in my closet that works, its yours.
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@wrathfuldeity I'm not sure what program he's doing, sad I know. They don't tell us a lot about the camps in detail. Probably so over-protective parents don't freak (ME <---over-protective lol). It's set up with a resort that does it every year so I'm confident he'll be ok safety and learning wise.

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@highme Thank you hun! I soo had a spyder jacket on the watch list. He's in mens sizes so boys outlet won't work, but still advice was much appreciated!
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@wrathfuldeity I'm not sure what program he's doing, sad I know. They don't tell us a lot about the camps in detail. Probably so over-protective parents don't freak (ME <---over-protective lol). It's set up with a resort that does it every year so I'm confident he'll be ok safety and learning wise.

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@augie He's 5 ft 4 and wears a mens 32 waist pants and normally a mens medium jacket.
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