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Old 11-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm wondering what the warmest jackets are going to be. It's just confusing to compare 80g of whatever type of insulation to 300g of another. I'm living in Calgary, Alberta and we got to -40C last year so I'm going to need something thats going to work for the cold. For a base layer what would you suggest the warmest ones are going to be. I've got plans to be out three times a week, but it's mighty cold on lots of days.T oday we were at about-2 and tomorrow we're forecasted for- 21 so it changes pretty rapidly.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're looking for a shell jacket then. I suggest this because it literally has it all for a shell jacket.

Gigi Rf “T.D.S” Jacket | Volcom | Snow 2011/12

Super warm and it'll save your face.


As for the base layers Under Armour works pretty good.
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you don't need anything special. I just wear a basic shell, UA/nike/mec/whatever cold weather base layer then just layer it up. 2 base layers and a fleece are good enough for days to almost -20 another layer or 2 and you will be fine for as cold as we get.
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You're looking for a shell jacket then. I suggest this because it literally has it all for a shell jacket.

Gigi Rf T.D.S Jacket | Volcom | Snow 2011/12

Super warm and it'll save your face.


As for the base layers Under Armour works pretty good.
Looks like a great jacket, now to find a retailer in Canada that has it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I picked up the Burton Grill jacket this year. It's gore-text and has areas of insulation, so it's not as warm as a puffy jacket, but it's a bit warmer than a shell.
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can't go wrong on the volcom gear.

all the layering advice is money. i try to have a looser, heavier pair of "underwear" so that i can wear my light, skin-tight stuff, then a layer of heavy underwear, then fleece pants + fleece jacket = roasty toasty.

not as cold here obviously, but seen plenty of -0 days.
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I live in calgary and i bought this last year and stayed nice and toasty on the hills, and you know what the temps were last year around here. It's does feel a lil bulkier than your normal shell jacket but it's worth it if you're a pussy in the cold like me. You'll need a shell type jacket with this too though or else you'll fry in the spring On Sale Burton Down Snowboard Jacket Kid Robot - Mens 4 - Snowboards, Jackets, Clothes, Snowboarding Apparel, Clothing bt3roy02prj8
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You're looking for a shell jacket then. I suggest this because it literally has it all for a shell jacket.

Gigi Rf T.D.S Jacket | Volcom | Snow 2011/12

Super warm and it'll save your face.
Props for suggesting a good jacket but if you are going to go with Volcom, this would be probably my 4th choice from their line. For starters (depending on budget) you want to go with something that has goretex, the 3 i would choose before even recommending the Ruf are the Landvik, Highscraper, Half Stone all are goretex, all have everything the Ruf has plus they have a recco avalanche thingy. IMO if you are going to invest in something that you need to keep you warm and dry, goretex over any membrane when you can. I do understand that cost is a factor and from my research the Ruf is $270, why not pay and extra $60 ($330) for a much better jacket. JMO
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and BTW while some of those Volcoms mentioned have "TDS" none are considered an insulated jacket which is what you first asked about so maybe that whole reply was useless
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