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Old 01-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I know there are tons of threads on here about jackets but I'm gonna be "that guy" and ask for your guys' advice because it's worked for me before. I need a new jacket and I am NOT a fan of the big, baggy look. I'm looking for something with a nice fit, presumably a "ski" jacket? I've been looking at brands like Arc'teryx & Marmot because they have nice fitting jackets; but are they gonna get the job done when I'm bombing down the mountain? I need some help please! Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im the type of buyer who researches heavily, expects a lot and puts price as the last issue. Like you i cant stand the baggy look, but on the other hand I find some Ski jackets a little too fitted. IMO the best out there is Burton AK. Keep in mind though that the AK is made form goretex (which has many different levels), and you can find near identical performance in others brands. Read a little on the goretex site.

When I take into consideration looks, performance and quality AK is the top of my list.
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Part of the reason most jackets have some level of the baggy look is that it allows you greater body movement and less restriction. Grant you, if you go too baggy you also become a human windsock.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Marmot is definitely a good brand. I have a couple marmot jackets and they're all great up on the mountain. My favorite jacket though is a Columbia 3-in1. It's useful because you could wear the inner layer, outer layer, or both depending on the weather. Worth a look maybe. And one other brand I like is Helly Hansen, their ski jackets are awesome. Good luck man.
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