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Old 10-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need new jacket!

Hey guys, I really need a new jacket for this season, and only have $150 or less to spend on it. I've been looking around and it seems I might be able to get something decent with remaining stuff from last season. I found a couple but I am definitely open to more suggestions. Will need a L or XL depending on the fit. 99% of riding will be done in VT and NH.

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Old 10-19-2011, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that oakley jacket is a really good deal
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't you have any local board shops near you?

Why don't you just pick one up there?

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I will go with the oakley if these 3 jacket. look much cooler than four square in the picture.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have three Oakley jackets and I say you won't be dissapointed with that one. It's got the wrist Gaiters and powder skirt witch I wouldn't buy a jacket without one. If ya ever get new pants and get Oakley it will snap together and be like one happy outfit!

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Based on the specs I think the Oakley jacket is the best but I have no experience with any of these. After the Oakley I'd look at the Foursquare and ignore the 686 because it only has a 5K rating in the waterproof/breathable department.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't buy 686, horrible quality...
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't let oskar, the negative nancy, color your impression with his one sour experience. I've had 686 Smarty jackets that stood up to abuse for years and the only thing that went wrong with them is they started to fade in color a little bit.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Definitely go to a local store and at least try on something from OAKLEY to get the right fit (if that's the brand you want). I made the mistake of buying a Burton coat last year online and the arms were a little short. Gloves kept popping out of the sleeves = SUX. Not to mention it was as basic as a coat could get. I wasn't impressed.

I tried on a Quicksilver a few years back and it was insane. It was also ~$300 so I passed, but def seemed worth it for the technology in it and the comfort. I wish i knew what model it was...

Anyway, DEFINITELY try on the coat before you buy if possible. You'll be much happier.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I ended up supporting the local shop and I'm glad I did, sizing between companies was ridiculously different. Some XL's fit like trash bags, and some Large's were skin tight. Pretty strange. I found a past season Rome DSK shell and snagged it. 8k/8k, critically taped, skirt and wrist gaiters. For $115, I can live with that. This is the one.

Since I've never used a shell(always had the zip in/out fleece jackets) what should I look into for some extra warmth? I already have an under armor long sleeve, but what can go on top of that?
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