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slyder 02-19-2011 02:02 PM

Light jacket for a dad???
It's officially getting to warm for my cold gear.
Heading to the hill in about an hour and I only have an Under Armor jacket.

Any recommendations on light/warm weather gear for a 40'something dad :thumbsup:

Smokehaus 02-19-2011 02:34 PM

Just because you are a dad and over the age of 40 does not mean you should limit yourself to what you want to wear!

I would recommend looking for something with a removable liner, I personally like 686 jackets with the removable "Smarty" liner.
Also keep in mind that warm weather means melting snow. Make sure to get a jacket with decent waterproof rating at least 10k IMO to prevent soak in while sitting down or whatever.

This makes for a great all around jacket that works in the warm and in the cold but still looks good no matter what you are doing.

Smokehaus 02-19-2011 02:38 PM

Looks good and has a laid back style, I like it.
686 Smarty Command Jacket - Men's from

slyder 02-19-2011 02:44 PM

I don't want to limit myself, I just dont' look right dressing like a teenager or 20 something... thats all
I did try some 686's early in the season looked good, but cut didn't fit me correctly.

fattrav 02-19-2011 02:47 PM

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How about this:

slyder 02-19-2011 11:37 PM

I need to hit some of the sales. I couldn't find anything at my local guys I frequent. Seems like the jackets were mostly spring windbreaker. Not water proof nor removable liner.

Argo 02-20-2011 09:04 AM

strangly enough the only jacket I like for comfort is my columbia bugaboos, I got 3 of them just because of this. I have two in black and one in red/grey. They have the removable liners and are warm as any other jacket with the fleece in. They are great for just a shell layer too when you take out the fleece liner. You can also wear the fleece seperately.... They are pretty plain jackets but they dont look bad at all. I have an oakley jacket that is not too shaby either but its more of an early/late season jacket(no liner, cant handle negative temperature days well).

fattrav 02-20-2011 12:21 PM

Wear what the fuck you want. Honestly, when it comes to being it comes to being 'not quite as young as you used to be'(ive reworded that three times and even im still kinda insulted by it), style- so long as your sensible about it has no bounds. Sure, you'll look a little peculiar dresses in a NBL singlet to your knees, with a grill and skull candies strapped you your EG2's throwing westside gang sings.

But you now have the opportunity to play the "wiser" card and bust out some stuff that is going get the cougars looking for someone their own age. Companies are starting to put out cuts that are suited to....ah forget it.

Any colour if going to be fine, most styles of jacket are going to be fine. Basically, you just need to find something that fits right, has the cut your looking for, the features you want and looks good. The link that Smokehaus sent is a pretty styling jacket, i'd certainly wear it (in Green or grey). Try and steer towards solid colours if thats your thing.

Im in my mid 30's and wear a softshell hoodie in the warmer months of winter - its great, it doesnt heat up that much, and its light on the body.

Perhaps look on the websites of Bonfire, 686, L1, Billabong is coming out with some pretty decent stuff in recent years, as well as 3CS...

Really, the options are near on endless...

slyder 02-20-2011 12:35 PM

I have a Columbia with a removable liner. This is mainly what I wear. I have yet to use the liner this year. It is just a bit big and thick for the warmer weather. Maybe I'll see what they have in a lighter jacket.

Possibilities are endless but my local shops are running out of gear and the stuff I tried on didn't fit to well. This is something I can't buy on-line as I would have bought the 686 jacket that I really liked, but the cut just didn't fit my proportions in any size.

I'll try to hit some more local shops, and maybe the year end sale at the proshop I didn't think to shop there.

Argo 02-20-2011 12:49 PM

I like Columbia because of their sizing. I have a 54" chest so most brands don't fit me around my chest comfortably. 686 for example in a xxl is 46" chest maximum. Columbia xxl is 54", Oakley is too. I base my decision on comfort first then on not looking like a tweener. I'm 34 not 15, I'll let my son wear that funky shit.

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