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Old 01-09-2012, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to get a new jacket this year and haven't found what I want yet. Maybe some of you have seen something that I haven't and can make some recommendations.

I am 6'3", 185lbs and live in the pacific northwest.

Some things I am looking for:

Waterproof/breathable - around 15k range
Pit zips
Taped seams/zippers
Powder skirt/pant attachment option
Wrist gaiters/pow cuffs of some sort

Style does count. Real baggy usually doesn't fit me well being tall and thin. I do like some solid color styles with few pockets and colored accents on the zips and lettering, but open to other looks. No more dark snowboard ninja.

Obviously, if anyone is going to drop some hard earned cash on new gear, they want something good, that is going to last and that they like. So tell me what you guys think is important, what you have seen and what meets my criteria.

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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volcom makes nice jackets. ziptech ftw.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like DNA, 686, Helly Hansen, Holden and arcteryx.

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oakley Sort Lite Mens Shell Ski Jacket 2011,
i have the green one. im 6'6", 200lbs, seems very well made minus the wrist gaiters could be better. i have a large and the sleaves are prefect lenght, down to about my thumb nuckle. you could prob get away with a meduim.

i find that ski brands fit better cause they are generally longer fit.
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Jackets and Vests - Men's Apparel - Mammut
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Any of burton AK goretex stuff, can't beat goretex, the AK line is as tough as they come and not to baggy.
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It maybe different on the AK line, but my biggest complaint with Burton has been their lack of mesh on vents.
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It maybe different on the AK line, but my biggest complaint with Burton has been their lack of mesh on vents.
yep no mesh

edit: in my '12 AK hover 3L pants
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about AK pants or jackets in years past, but 2012 AK jackets have mesh in the pit zips.
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