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Using a non-ski jacket?

I just bought this:
https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...331823291.html

It says it has the "Helly Tech Protection" fabric HELLY TECH, not sure what that means. I'm worried that because it's not a ski-specific jacket that I'll accidentally tear it apart skidding on ice or whatever...
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Why ask us after you bought it. Wear it and tear it up. If you want something worth while you have to pay for durability.
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Oh, that's a skiers jacket alright!!!!!

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Nah it'll be basically the same as snow specific jacket just missing features like a powder skirt and air vents.

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It was 50% off so I figure to buy first ask questions later lol (can always return it if I change my mind; I live downtown within a 5 minute walk from the mall). Probably don't need a powder skirt, but I'm wonder if ski-specific jackets would be made of a more abrasion-resistant material and less likely to be damaged? I fail at a lot of jumps lol.
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As long as its a decent weight nylon it should be fine. Just no powder skirt or goggle pockets.
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I just wish it was a dark textured grey (like this: https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...2117=331822137) instead of pure black. With my black board, black helmet and black pants, I'm pretty much going full ninja.

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You'll be fine. Just wear a couple layers under it. I think pants are more important anyhow. Jacket quality only really matters if you are boarding in a wet snow blizzard, that's when gore-tex will be important, but not very often does that happen at most hills. West coast maybe, but not everywhere.
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HH make awesome jackets, I board in one. Their HellyTech is just as good as Goretex at keeping you dry. They originally made jackets for sailing in Scandinavian conditions.

The only thing you'll miss is a snowskirt, and a goggle pocket, and possibly vents, I use my goggle pocket to carry nappies for my daughter, and while the snowskirt is useful if you're in powder etc. You'll be totally fine without. The Vents are however very useful if you board in varying temperature conditions.

The most important parts are your boots and trousers anyways!
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