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bee28kay 01-11-2011 12:45 AM

Help Buying a Jacket
 
So I have been using my aunts $400 jacket with all kinds of features but i was only borrowing it...

I ride in socal and i dont know what kind of jacket to get. I am looking at the Volcom Bauhaus:

Bauhaus Jacket :: Volcom Snowboarding 2010-11


but should I be looking for a shell instead of insulated? Its 80g insulated and it has ventilation but I dont really know if thats alot or a little. Im want to spend under $200 and obviously the cheaper the better, but I want something that is good for me and the conditions I ride in :)

theres also the Volcom Cassina:

http://snow.volcom.com/womens/jackets/cassina-jacket/
this one is a shell...both are the same price haha so idk which ones to get!

i am a size small in case anyone has any suggestions...i am looking for something in this color blue or maybe a deep purple

Thanks in advance :)

sook 01-11-2011 03:27 PM

Even if you do most of your riding in socal, I wouldn't buy outerwear with less than 10K ratings like the first one you posted. You may hit other spots around the country or get caught in a little weather. Also, both of those jackets only have critically taped seams.

That said, one of my most used jacket is only 8K rated and has critically taped seams and is great for most socal conditions, but if this is going to be your only jacket, you may want to look at something with some better specs just to give it a wider range of use.

mikeybrrr 01-11-2011 03:39 PM

assuming you ride primarily at Bear, Summit and Mt. High, I'd suggest you go with a shell and layer underneath. 80g insulation is pretty heavy, and i know it can get super warm at all the resorts in socal. a 40-45 degree day, like is pretty common at bear, would be killer while wearing something with 80g insulation, i think.

Leo 01-11-2011 03:48 PM

This one is nice in the blue. It has a removable liner so you can wear just the liner or shell for warmer conditions or both for colder conditions. Versatile two in one and is also in your price range
Foursquare Tobin Womens Shell Snowboard Jacket 2011

If you go with that jacket, add this to your cart for a surprise :D
Burton Gift Pack

This is a nice coat too. I own three different Burton jackets and all are awesome.
Burton Theory Womens Insulated Snowboard Jacket 2011


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