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Old 05-18-2011, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which of these 2 jackets?

Burton Tronic Jacket - Men's from Dogfunk.com


Burton Meristem Down Jacket - Men's from Dogfunk.com


I realize the tronic is a "shell", anyone know how thin the shell is? and just how poofy the Meristem is? I don't want too poofy or too thin lol.

Going to be used all throughout this season in Vermont. Not sure which one to go with.

Has anyone seen these in person?
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you go with a shell, then you can layer under it to match pretty much any condition if there's enough room under it.Unless you're sure you are going to need the warmth of down the shell sounds like a better overall choice.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would go with the first one because you can layer according to the conditions better. My buddy has an AK down jacket and its too warm most of the time for him to wear it, while i can wear my AK shell in almost any temp.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just returned the tronic. Actually, that's my review on Dogfunk. It is a greaty jacket, the paper plaid is sick looking (it's a little more washed out than that picture shows) and the material seems pretty sturdy, although some of the higher denier count fabrics will hold up better. It is very comfortable and suprisingly warm for a shell with thin insulation. It is almost completely waterproof.

I would definitely size up once, Burton's sig fit is pretty small. If you are rocking the skinny pants, then you can probably wear true to size, but that's not my thing. Don't be mislead by the pix ... the jacket is very thin and light and the "poofy" pose they show might lead you to believe it is like an insulated jacket.

It's a solid jacket, but nothing exception given the price. I'll stick with 686 and Nomis for now.

Edit: I rode the Tronic for closing day @ Mount Snow near West Dover, VT ... it was warm enough on the lift with just a hoodie and rashgaurd but temps were in the mid 40's. I was only lapping Carinthia.

I would say if you took it to K-1 summit @ Killington in the dead of winter, you better be wearing at least an underarmour/rash guard base layer, a microfleec thermal and a hoodie over that underneath of it. So size accordingly. God forbid you end up @ Stowe or JP/Smuggs ... you'd have to wear 4 layers or so.

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