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Rome Kingston Pants, Driggs Jacket - First Impressions

I'm 6'2", 160lb. I ordered this gear online and just received it today.

Kingston Pants:

The Kingston pants are a slim fit pant. I did not find them to be overly slim but definitely slimmer than my baggy Solomon and Bonfire pants. They're far from hipster skinny, the cut is more like a pair of hiking pants or strait leg jeans. I like the fit, personally. If I was shorter I could have gone Medium and they probably would have been a bit slimmer.

I have 32 inch waist and 34+ inch inseam. The Kingston pants in the large size actually fit really well, better than any other boarding pants I've owned. Normally the waist would be huge on a large snowboard pant but I don't think I will even have to rock a belt with these. Nice fleece material around the inner waist. There does seem to be some insulation but not overly much. Tons of pockets and nice long zippered mesh vents. The Kingston only come in one color, Navy and honestly they look better than I thought they would. Almost a blue jean appearance and not as plain as the online pictures indicated. The material is soft and pliable but appears substantial and potentially durable. Only time will tell. My concerns about these pants are the upper pocket design. The pockets zip but they have no flap to cover them. I have a feeling there could be issues with water intrusion in both the front and back pockets.

Driggs Jacket:

The Driggs is a Relaxed Long fit jacket. I got the gray one. I ordered a medium because I figured the length would be too long if I went large. I'm glad I did because the Driggs is pretty damn long in the torso. Luckily it's not horribly wide and since I am tall it actually looks and feels like a pretty good fit. If you're a short guy I wouldn't recommend this jacket. If i was 4-5 inches shorter this thing would look silly. I have wide shoulders and the jacket fits just right in that area. The arms are just long enough, not much excess fabric bunched up in the sleeves but there's enough so that I can raise my arms above my head and it doesn't pull the wrist cuffs down. The Driggs is insulated, 80g body, 40g sleeves. It's not super heavy but neither is it super light. It's lighter than my Holden jacket but that thing has about 5lb's of bling on it. The Driggs has a crap ton of pockets, way more than any sane person should need. Fortunately none of them appear to be designed to allow water intrusion. The powder skirt fits ok, I honestly wish it was a a little tighter but I think it will suffice. The skirt has three snap loops that attach it to the pants. The hood is not big enough to go over my helmet which is kind of disappointing. I like the wrist gaiters with thumb holes, always a nice feature.

Honestly the Driggs was not my first choice of jacket, I wanted to get a 15k shell like the Keef or the Stance but the place didn't have my size so I went with the Driggs. That said I'm not unhappy with it and like the pants it looks better in person. Both pieces actually look really nice and I'm impressed with the attention to detail on all the seams, accents, etc. The gray/blue combo is a little samey and lacks color but I'll just have to get a neon beanie so my friends can spot me.
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