hahah i get proforms for Patagonia and i will still pay top dollar MSRP for Arc'teryx stuff.
with Patagonia its either a skinny, bad fit on anything that doesn't have a liner - or a nice cut, snowboard styling, and all these retarded mesh liners and heavy face fabrics. liners fucking suck balls, and Patagonia needs to get their shit together as far as snowboarding gear is concerned. no liners on high end gear.
I have had great experience with the higher end 686 stuff, been in some pretty gnarly weather and you can hunker down pretty well in their Smarty gear, its not Gore but 25K does the job. I have had one season in an Orage jacket and its really good kit, ski brand but much better quality than most of the snowboard branded stuff and its based out of BC. Burton can suck balls, their stuff is junk IMO. I think Mountain Hardwear gives better value than the Arc'terx stuff, but to each his own. Can't go wrong with either IMO.
Of the Snow brands I feel Orage makes some of the best kit.
I've had very good experiences with 686 and Burton outerwear. Haven't been impressed with 32, other than bang for the buck style and specs on paper, but durability was not good. Picked up a Nike jacket for this year, so we'll see how that goes.