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Old 03-06-2011, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If money was no object,what kind of pants would you buy?

I live in vegas and just won 350 playing black jack. Im going to spend the whole thing on my first pair of snowboarding pants.

What pants would u buy if you had this money and why? Would you buy 1 great pair or 2 average pairs?

I am thinking gore tex but is gore tex that awsome? Are non gore tex pants that much inferior?? Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would find one good pair on sale and save the other $200.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Gore-tex is ok, but I find that it doesnt breathe as well as I'd like.

just find a pair you like and buy em, do they NEED to be expensive? My personal favorite brand is Bonfire, just about any brand is good.
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Also. I have about 10 pairs of pants. I only use 3 of them usually and they are all burton cargos. They are super comfortable and durable. Plenty of pockets and vents for warm days. They keep me dry and warm. Invest in good base layers too. I have never paid more than $70 for my pants. I always get them on sale at local shops.
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id buy the cheapest pants i could find and buy another board.
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I don't have them, but 686 Smarty Pants are pretty sweet. But I agree with Argo and tj...buy some reasonably priced pants and put the rest towards the board/boots/bindings you want.
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I am new to this sport and I was given the impression that if I dont buy gore tex or well made pants,water will get inside. So basically any popular snowboard brand pants will do?
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i just got a pair of 2011 aperture undercut pants. they were on sale for $52 bucks when i bought them from zumiez. there 10k waterproof and must say they are very warm for how thin they are. you dont have to spend an arm and a leg on a pair of pants, just get something thats waterproofed (id say at least 10k) and has a decent insulation. and if colors dont matter to you then you have lots of options. just shop around on sites like buysnow, rei, ccs, zumiez, and wiskey militia might have a pair up on ocasion.


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heres what i have just in olive green.
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id buy the cheapest pants i could find and buy another board.
This.

You can always find softgoods on sale. Burton cargo pants for like $70 just last seasons' gear instead of this year's, etc. Basically, 10k/10k is the same whether it has a 2011 model year or a 2007 model year. Get the cheapest best pants you can get. You can find something awesome for under $100 with a 5 minute search on google.
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I'd go back to the table and double your money!
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