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Old 11-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What brands carry warm, light gear?

Like the title says im looking for a light, warm water repelent jacket, and pants.

I just got back from the mountain today and i took off my jacket and it had to weigh 20 pounds. I don't have a scale but im guessing if
I include all my gear im putting on 40-50 pounds (including my board), id like to reduce that, its basically 1/3 of my body weight.
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Um, pretty much any modern outerwear will not weigh 20 pounds...

Just hit up your local board shop and try on some jackets, I don't know where you got your outerwear or when it's from...

I'd also recommend just getting a non-insulated shell jacket/pants, and some UA coldgear as a base layer.
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UA base layer, Gore-Tex Jacket and pants. Possibly the T.D.S system form Volcom. You'll be lite and feel like everything but your face is in a cabin with a light fireplace.
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Um, pretty much any modern outerwear will not weigh 20 pounds...

Just hit up your local board shop and try on some jackets, I don't know where you got your outerwear or when it's from...

I'd also recommend just getting a non-insulated shell jacket/pants, and some UA coldgear as a base layer.
its a 686 jacket, 2 years old i think. Its pretty bulky.

Thanks for the suggestions guys, ill look into it.
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The high end stuff of most brands is the warm light gear, that's why it is twice as much.
Google Value village or the Salvation army, either one will have rows & rows of jackets.
If you put in the 20-30 min & actually go through all the jackets, I guarantee you will find a wicked brand name snowboard jacket in brand new condition for around $20 if not 3 or 4.

They usually have tonnes of boots, & no idea what snowboarding is, let alone what is high end & low end.
Brand new looking Burton Ions with dried mud on one boot $15
Brand new looking firefly boots no mud $40

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Anything made with goretex pro-shell. its expensive but worth it. Most "snowboard" jackets made with goretext are at least 100 bucks more than a ski or technical shell, which work perfect as they have the same features just aren't as stylish. Ive also noticed that snowboard specific jackets run heavier than most because of the bulk

the arc'teryx Sabre SV is supposed to be the bees knees, but i got the marmot version of that off of SAC.

I like my burton ak pants. I like loose pants and its hard to find goretex pants that are loose.

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Old 12-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys.

i bought some UA compression base layer today. Fuck is spandex ever conferable.
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