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Old 11-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'll be going snowboarding for the first time ever over Thanksgiving and this is jacket I'm getting

Special Blend Women's Adorn board Jacket - Save Up to 80% at Altrec Outlet

What do you think?
The price is reasonable and the specs seem good from the research I've been doing. But as a beginner do I want a bright jacket or should I go with something more subtle?
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If the tech is right. Then i would advice anything you like. I got a brother that looks like a lumberjack with his first outfit. He likes it and that whats counts (but he really looks like hes going out and chope some wood :P ).
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks like a good jacket for sure, Who cares if you're a beginner or not. It looks like a warmer jacket so you might wanna dress a lil lighter because you're going to get pretty hot from wiping out and getting up all day lol.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The colour isn't too over the top. Plus best to be visible if you might be down in the middle of a run while learning.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I actually looked at that jacket myself but since I ride in the PacNW wet all the time I opted for something more waterproof for myself :P

Looks like a pretty solid jacket though. As far as the color, theres no right color scheme for beginners...just wear what you like. People will be able to tell you're just learning by the way you ride and your being on the bunny hill.

If you haven't already bought your jacket, evo.com has a pretty good selection in their outlet right now and there are some real steals there. I don't think they have this particular style anymore but might be worth a look.
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I personally don't recommend a jacket without wrist gaiters to anyone.... I didn't see them in the specs, but coulda missed it

That's one of the single best features on a jacket and usually gets left off with female jackets for some reason. With guy jackets, wrist gaiters are almost as much of a given as a powder skirt
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Thanks. I already ordered the jacket.

On the specs from The House it says there are wrist gaskets. Is that the same as wrist gaiters? What exactly are they for?
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That jacket is far far far better then what most people have during their first ride. Pants are more important IMO but a good jacket is real nice.

By the way, be sure to check out the videos snowolf posted in the Tips, Tricks, and Instructors section of this forum. Also check out Free Learn to Snowboard Videos | SnowProfessor The videos can be cheesy but are good.
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Thanks. I already ordered the jacket.

On the specs from The House it says there are wrist gaskets. Is that the same as wrist gaiters? What exactly are they for?
Basically thumbholes like you see on some hoodies

Makes a bond between you and your jacket and keeps snow out of the jacket
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