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Old 01-14-2015, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thoughts on this Airblaster jacket and Airblaster quality?

i don't LOVE the color but the price is right (would cost me around $100)

20k/20k

shell, which is what i want

Airblaster Yeti Jacket - Men's | Backcountry.com

thoughts? can i do better?
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have that jacket, and love it. I think Airblaster quality can be pretty spotty, but the Sasquatch line is a noticeable step up. "Backdoortex" is essentially Gore, and it performs like it. I've been wearing Cyclics for a few years, but sold mine recently because the Yeti was just as good in storm riding. No DWR issues either, which I've heard to be a problem with Airblaster in the past.
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I have that jacket, and love it. I think Airblaster quality can be pretty spotty, but the Sasquatch line is a noticeable step up. "Backdoortex" is essentially Gore, and it performs like it. I've been wearing Cyclics for a few years, but sold mine recently because the Yeti was just as good in storm riding. No DWR issues either, which I've heard to be a problem with Airblaster in the past.
oh awesome, good to hear. what is DWR?

btw i had an Airblaster last year, forget the model. sent it back. the zipper broke after like 2 days. so i know what you mean about spotty.

the 20k/20k for $100 is definitely interesting though.

color is a bit...feminine but i doubt i can do better for the price.
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DWR is the water repellant treatment added to the outer layer (as opposed to the waterproof membrane, in this case Gore).
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll be wearing Blaster next year, probably exclusively.
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