Technical Shell Jacket Recommendations - Page 6 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #51 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 01:05 AM
The Rooster King
 
ShredLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,811
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
You'd probably like the gore softshell stuff...
ShredLife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 01:07 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Sassicaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
MOST people will never need goretex. That's just the way it is. PNW sure. Anywhere else is not cold enough or not wet enough for it to be a factor. I have a pair of the original 32 Joe Sexton pants circa 2009 that STRETCH and are a 20k. Still my go to pant for gnar pow days cause they are still waterproof.

I hate goretex. I have a jacket I got for running in for shit weather and almost never wear it. Its too fucking hot. And it's just a goretex brand tech shell. Literally just the goretex, nothing else. Keeps me dry sure, but when its snowing and 25* out and I start sweating? Fuck that.

I can't figure out whey peoples shit gets wet snowboarding (PNW excepted). What are you doing that you're staying in pressured contact with snow that long that its getting you wet?

I personally will never need anything more than 20k. Then again I get free outerwear every year...
I completely disagree with you (along with virtually every reviewer, user and countless top end manufactures that use the membrane). ANYONE can benefit from goretex. Its second to none for breathability which is critical, so even if you board and it NEVER rains its worth while. HOT?! its a shell and unless the manufacture ads an additional inner lining its not going to make you hot..ever. The fact its a shell is great because you can layer up or down based on your personal preference and weather conditions.

Goretex wont breath well if you dont wash it as the poors get clogged. Running is a sure way to do that quick because you are going to sweat a hell of a lot more then when boarding. You will compound the problem if you wear cotton underneath.
Sassicaia is offline  
post #53 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 01:45 AM
mtw
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So thus far the two suggestions are:
- Burton AK 3L Hover jacket
- Arcteryx Sabre Jacket (Revised?)

EDIT: I don't mind going up/down a little from the $500 limit. I'm just trying to find the best possible options without going waaaaay over budget

Last edited by mtw; 11-06-2012 at 01:50 AM.
mtw is offline  
post #54 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 02:04 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really like my arcteryx theta SV. I paid $275 on sale
a bag of it is offline  
post #55 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 03:59 PM
mtw
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where are you guys finding these specials?

- Burton AK 3L Hover Jacket - RRP USD$569.95
- Arcteryx Sabre Jacket - RRP USD$525.00
- Arcteryx Theta SV - RRP USD$550.00

Kind of bullshit how the prices get jacked up massively for Australians. Those prices are direct from the Arcteryx site, through an American proxy. Below are the prices if I visit them without an American proxy (Australian IP).

- Arcteryx Theta SV - RRP AUD$899.00
- Arcteryx Sabre Jacket - Revised - RRP AUD$799.00

Considering AUD$1.00 buys USD$1.04 currently, it doesn't make much sense at all.
mtw is offline  
post #56 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 04:23 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtw View Post
So thus far the two suggestions are:
- Burton AK 3L Hover jacket
- Arcteryx Sabre Jacket (Revised?)

EDIT: I don't mind going up/down a little from the $500 limit. I'm just trying to find the best possible options without going waaaaay over budget
This has been covered quite a few times there are two common dissenters - the anti goretex crowd (who largely complain due to price - other fabrics are as good a value is their point), and the comments along the lines of that's too much for any jacket

Putting that aside there are three names that will regularly pop up, specifically their 3L products

Burton AK
Arcteryx
Norrona

I suspect that anybody else who's using 3L goretex is probably also making a pretty good quality garment too, but those three are the ones that are most often mentioned.
Lamps is offline  
post #57 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 04:29 PM
Senior Member
 
CMSbored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Laramie, WYO
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
haha well i feel like an idiot wearing 10k sessions pants from 4 years ago. I have over 150 days in them and they still shed water (fucking unicorn pants)

i love goretex for gloves, i dont need it for anything else.
CMSbored is offline  
post #58 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:43 PM
mtw
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At this point I'm just tossing up between the Burton AK 3L and the Arcteryx Theta SV... Wish I could go somewhere and actually try on both, but there's no stores that stock them anywhere close to me
mtw is offline  
post #59 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:51 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Sassicaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtw View Post
At this point I'm just tossing up between the Burton AK 3L and the Arcteryx Theta SV... Wish I could go somewhere and actually try on both, but there's no stores that stock them anywhere close to me
The Burton is designed/cut more with the snowboarder in mind.
Sassicaia is offline  
post #60 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtw View Post
At this point I'm just tossing up between the Burton AK 3L and the Arcteryx Theta SV... Wish I could go somewhere and actually try on both, but there's no stores that stock them anywhere close to me
I would go with Burton AK 3L, it's simply awesome!
KnoxBoarderX is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome