Hey all, snowboarding season is finally here! Just need some real snow now haha
I've been looking for a jacket and came up with a few. I'll be riding at Mt. Creek and Blue Mt. most of the season. If time permits, I'll take a trip to Vermont with a few friends. Still pretty new at boarding so don't need the absolute best/hip gear haha
From reading around, it seems 5k should be the minimum in terms of waterproofing. I have a set budget of $150 and really want to spend as least as possible if it'll keep me warm and dry. I'm looking at shell jackets since I like the mobility. Last season, I wore my insulated Columbia jacket but that has a few holes and isn't that waterproof. It's pretty old at around 5 years haha
I like simple styling and something that isnt too baggy nor too tight. It should be able to keep me warm and should stay dry all day. I have black Ride snowboard pants I bought last year which are 10k and they seem to be holding up well. Stays dry for most of the day but gets a little moist towards the end if I've been riding all day and falling a lot. I'm about 5'9" and weigh 175lbs so I'm thinking size medium? going to try a few on Sunday to see what size fits me best. I prefer solid colors, white is ok but want to avoid if possible. Something blue would be best
These are what I've found. Most ones I like seem to be 5k waterproof. If you have any recommendations, let me know. They're not in any specific order.
Nomis Simon Signature $129.95
Bonfire Volt $139.95
686 Mannual Verse $139.95
Quicksilver Last Mission $129.95
thanks for the help!