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Old 05-18-2012, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow What are some of the best snowboarding pants and jacket manufacturers?

I'm going to buy some pants and jackets, I'd like to know some proven brands that (more or less) guarantee the quality. What are your favorites?

Side question 1: Are snowboarding pants and jackets somewhat different from the ski pants and jackets? I believe they can be used universally, but some shops brand them specifically either for snowboarding or skiing. Is there any difference at all?

Side question 2: Are the 10K waterproofness/breathability pants good enough? Is it worth paying more for 15K or 20K ones, or is it just a marketing trick?

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When i purchase a jacket i usually look for wrist gaiters, powder skirts, and waterproofing. With that said my 32 jacket has it all and it looks badass. Waterproofing isnt a big issue for me with jackets but as far as pants go the higher the waterproofing rating the better. it is not a gimmick. If you sit in snow or wet chairlifts alot its best to get pants 15k or over.
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I think a few might be a litter better than others, but I think any high end gear from most company's is pretty much the same.

I've had Spyder pants that I paid $15 bucks for @ Value Village, it wasn't till I looked them up on the interweb that I found out that they were a retarded $860.

But I didn't like them as much as my high end Ripzone pants with built in RECCO Rescue System, that I also paid $15 bucks for @ Value Village. They were only like $100 or something.

But it does make a difference when you re-sell them on Craigslist.

Sold $150

Spyder snowboard pants retail $860 - $150 (maple ridge)
I have a pair of Spyder snowboard pants, I've only used them maybe 5 or 6 times.
If there was a tier higher than top-of-the-line, this would be them. They retail for $860. They are a size small, too small for me.
They have a removable bib with suspenders, just zip it out.

http://www.discountspyderjackets.com...-005-p-28.html
Paid $500 for them, so firm on $150


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Goretex.

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Recco... LOL!

It'll possibly help patrol recover your body a bit faster, but that's about it.
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i like quiksilver especially for the money i paid for
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Recco... LOL!

It'll possibly help patrol recover your body a bit faster, but that's about it.
Whether it works or not, it was still a little more Tech than the $860 pair of Spyders.

The crotch started to go on the Spyders too, for $900 bucks you should @ least get a naked chick in each pant leg!

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Something you should also consider is if you want insulated jacket and pants or shells. You typically pay more for insulation but if you ride in cold climates its worth it. Insulated gear tends to be less versatile than shells which you can layer under. Personally I don't buy anything rated less than 15k and perfer goretex to goretex alternatives
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goretex.

Then just choose the style and logo you want.
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