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Old 07-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ride Spacecraft FTW. So nice, so light, and oh so very dry.
My Runners-up would be Rome, FourSquare, Grenade, Special Blend, and Columbia.
GTFO here grenade??? shittiest. everything. ever.


it is foolish to spend the money on goretex done by a snowboarding company. none of them make anything with the quality that mountaineering companies do. you will blow out seams and i'll still have 2-3 years of 80+ day seasons in mine.
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Wore my Grenade shell with a Columbia liner underneath just about 85% of my days on mountain this past season and she did me right. Kept me warm, kept me dry, and never fell apart on me. Also got a few "sick jacket" comments when riding out in Utah but that's neither here nor there......I did hate my Grenade pants however and they only took one trip up with me before being retired to the Yard Sale section of my house.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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one season (how many days?) on the east coast does NOT prove any jacket.
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On the less expensive side of the spectrum... My DC gear has actually outlasted my Burton, Foursquare, and special blend gear... which was surprising.
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I'm super stoked on Oakley's PRS Jake Blauvelt jacket for the coming season. It looks a lot closer to the "perfect jacket" than the AK was.
I actually returned my Burton AK jacket for an Oakley jacket this past season that was about half the price and I am SO glad I did. That jacket was amazing and kept me dry even on days it rained up on our hill. It may not last me forever (we'll see) but its done good

Generally speaking I have been pretty happy with the gear I've tried from Bonfire too. And I love Volcom's polyester snow hoodies... they aren't too thick, keep me dry and toasty, and are stylish enough to do double duty off the mountain.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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denim jeans, cotton tall tees, and fingerless gloves
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Arc'Teryx. FTW.
My roommate swears by his Arc'Teryx. And you're right too, the mountaineering companies BY FAR make the best quality Goretex outerwear. I just can't find anything that fits how I like. Damn these freakishly long arms and legs! I really should try to find some "tall" sizes.....
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My roommate swears by his Arc'Teryx. And you're right too, the mountaineering companies BY FAR make the best quality Goretex outerwear. I just can't find anything that fits how I like. Damn these freakishly long arms and legs! I really should try to find some "tall" sizes.....
they make 'em... the only problem with Arc' is that most of the gear is cut for climbing so its not as steezy unless you just xxl it... my bibs are xxl and im only a buck fity


some of their newer lines tho, like the Sabre stuff, are cut baggier... nothing has seams equaling arc' quality - in my experience... and anything with any liner at all is completely useless to me.
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I should try on my roommate's bibs, they're XXL.......yah he's a big dude. Maybe I have to drop in at the Arc' outlet in Vancouver the next time I'm north of the border.....
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i just looked an theyre only XLs - my bad

either way - if you have access to an outlet or can afford to pay sticker i'd only get Arc' shell outerwear...

in reality anyone who is buying shit gear from snowboarding companies - or top end Sessions, AK, Volcom, etc shit made from GoreTex - can afford Arc'Teryx spendyass shit because it really does just last that much longer.

so you young bucks keep on buying a new clown-colored Louis print jumpsuit every season cuz that shit doesn't keep you DRY..


the more snowboarders that buy Arc shit, the more snowboarding based cuts they're going to offer. (i hope)
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