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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Shell or Insulated ?

Specifically talking pants, I know you can usually buy insulated for ~$10 more on models that offer both options.

I know a lot of backcountry folks prefer shells, as insulated can be too hot and muggy when hiking and such.

But what about resort riding?

I also know shells can be more versatile too.

Are there any pros to insulated?


So, what do YOU prefer?

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Shell
-Cheaper
-Easier to adjust to on warmer days

I ride resorts mostly east coast. But in a gondola ive overheated from too many layers so insulated could get uncomfortable quickly.
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All I will buy are shells. I can insulate by layering when necessary. I'm so hot natured though that it's rarely necessary.

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All I will buy are shells. I can insulate by layering when necessary. I'm so hot natured though that it's rarely necessary.
Ditto that. I've never had a problem with shells, you can always layer underneath. And that also tends to be less bulky than insulated drawers.


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It's not that easy. Insulation comes in many weights. I go with light insulation in my pants and jackets. About 60g for both. Currently I rock non-insulated Gore-Tex pants though.

The reason I like light insulation is because I still get layering versatility without as many layers. If I get to the point of wanting to only wear a shell, I go with a hoody rather than jacket.

Also, not a big fan of putting multiple layers on my bottom. Although they would add some cushion for falls I guess


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I like shells. My legs usually keep warm from the constant movements when carving. Even on the really cold days my legs get warm after a few runs. Plus, you can always put on more layers underneath.
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Shell only for me. I can adjust how many layers I use which is super helpful in the spring days. I will only use the insulated layers when i'm doing day to day stuff. Otherwise, shells all the way.
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I ride resorts; I have more than one pair of pants so based on the weather I'll wear insulated and shorts underneath or a shell and layer. I wear my shells more though. Doesn't get any lower than 15*f here in D.C.
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i never had a chance to try shelled.... i had insulated pants that lasted me years...and i never change... but its very cold and windy in canada and i'm thinking if i tried shelled there might be too many layers to deal with in the end... (instead of bringing 1 insulated pant i need to bring 1 shell pants and a bunch of different layers to change and swap out) i could be totally wrong here tho xD
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Tried Shells and Insulated.

Shells all the way. You can layer warm in the cooler parts of winter, and then wear it by itself in the spring. Insulation is decent in winter but really it depends on your own body temp as well. If you run hot, it may well be too much for you.

Down in the middle of winter, Shell in the spring.

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