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Old 11-02-2010, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a new technical shell for the upcoming season and I'd like some suggestions to go along with the ones I'm already looking at. I want a shell thats at least 20k waterproof, have wrist gaiters, preferably lightweight, and a very simple design (not too many pockets and whatnot).

Currently looking at:
  • Ride Spacecraft
  • Bond Shelter
  • 32 Selector
  • 686 Beta (although no wrist gaiters)

Any other jackets I should look at?
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should look at some of the volcom jackets. I also heard ripcurl and most surf companies make some good stuff. Also some mountaineering companies make really nice shells like columbia, mountain hardwear and arktyrex
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Burton AK series & O'Neill 3L Experience (Jeremy Jones' jacket) are great jackets. The 32 Selector & Diggin jackets look to be great values for $180.
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Sessions Atlas Jacket | evo outlet how bout this one?
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try maybe 32? I love my pants, very well made and not expensive. 20K too.
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You should look at some of the volcom jackets. I also heard ripcurl and most surf companies make some good stuff. Also some mountaineering companies make really nice shells like columbia, mountain hardwear and arktyrex
The RipCurl jackets look pretty sweet, but I can't find a vendor (didn't look very hard though. I've looked at some mountaineering companies but the fit of most jackets isn't quite right. My buddy has a pro deal with Patagonia for his ultimate frisbee team so I could get one of their jackets up to 70% off, but their jackets aren't long enough.

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Burton AK series & O'Neill 3L Experience (Jeremy Jones' jacket) are great jackets. The 32 Selector & Diggin jackets look to be great values for $180.
I love the Experience jacket, but unfortunately it's pushing my budget a little bit. I've owned some AK jackets before and to be honest, I've never been super comfortable in them. I dunno what it is. I currently own two pairs of AK pants ('10 Cyclic and '08 Hover) and LOVE them, but haven't found an AK jacket I like to pair with them.

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Try maybe 32? I love my pants, very well made and not expensive. 20K too.
I'm really leaning towards trying 32 because the price point is pretty low for a 20k jacket. Never tried a 32 jacket on though so I'm not sure how they fit. Evo has one of the insulated jackets in stock, but none of the shells.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

I took a shot on a ln AK Continuum jacket on deep discount, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it. It all depends on how it feels when I get it in (that's what she said?).
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I'm looking for a good shell, too, but i plan to use it less for snowboarding and more as a rain and sporty/outdoors sort of jacket. I'm looking at Marmot, Mountain Hardware, etc, but some of the snowboard brands seem to be good deals, too.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Any more ideas on a good quality technical shell?

My friend just got a Gortex Burton AK 2L shell at an expo here and its really nice.

I recently got an REI Salix which has a good 2L membrane, waterproof. Its like a Patagonia Nanostorm, but $100 cheaper. It was $200, but i'm wondering if i can't find a deal on something a little more durable for snowboarding and i'll return it. I'm willing to spend some money if its a quality jacket. I plan to have it a long time so nothing to trendy of goofy looking. Basic, Classic, quality.
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Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

I took a shot on a ln AK Continuum jacket on deep discount, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it. It all depends on how it feels when I get it in (that's what she said?).


If you hate that Continuum jacket, I might be interested in buying it from you when the time comes.
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