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Old 10-17-2011, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Several jackets. Which one to chose?

I'm looking for a new snowboard jacket that won't break the bank. I have found a couple of jackets I like, but I can't decide between them. They all seem similar to me, so if anyone could tell me which one is the "best" it would be much appreciated. If there are better alternatives, please tell me.

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Old 10-17-2011, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the burton one has the lower water proof and breathability rating so i would not buy that one. the other 2 are the same so then it just comes down to personal preference.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 32 Hawthorn and the Special Blend seem like the best jackets out of the three. Both have 10k waterproof and critically taped seams. I like the look of the 32 jacket, it also has wrist gaiters which the special blend doesn't... and style looks better imo.

Someone might have a better opinion if they've owned any of the three brands tho, i'm going by the specs on the links you've provided
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like grafta said, both the 32 and special blend are pretty close in quality, but if i had to pick out of those 3 i would go with the special blend because it seems to have more pockets.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'd say the 32 if you had no choice, otherwise personally i'd go for something less boring
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd go Special Blend, but only because the Hawthorne colorway is hideous to me. Burton is down on tech compared to the other two.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Personally I won't buy a jacket without a powder skirt or wrist gaiters... Just make the jacket so much nicer. And if you get same brand pants and jacket the powder skirt snaps together witch is great to have. I have a scar on my left forearm from my sleeve sliding up and shitty snow, and having your jacket come up and getting snow all up in you sucks as well.
I have some Oakley stuff and they make nice outerwear if your still looking a little. You can usually get a good deal on oakleyvault.com
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i agree with henery06x. I used to rock a jacket with only a powder skirt, no wrist gaiters, didn't realize how necessary they were until i had them. I got a nice foursquare 2 seasons ago, super warm, doesn't let water through, powder skirt and gaiters. I'd say if your not in a huge rush, to keep your options open and keep looking a little. You could find nicer jackets out there for a good price.
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