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onthefence 10-05-2012 01:00 PM

Looking for a solid jacket-pant system with features
Looking for a solid jacket shell with a powder skirt that attaches to pants. The pants don't matter so much since I'll just find a same-brand pair that links to whatever jacket I choose. I understand I have a lot of options, so these are what I'm specifically looking for in my jacket:

NOT insulated a lot (shell preferably)
Waterproof & Breathable 10k minimum
Powder Skirt with ability to link to pants
Wrist gaiters
Zippered pockets (not necessary but a plus..)
Media pocket
Helmet-compatible hood
Stylish but not too bold or busy
Around $100ish

I'm looking at the the green version of this:
Special Blend Beacon Jacket - Men's from

and also the Blacktop version of this:

However, I'm not sure on the quality from brand to brand at this $100ish price point specifically. For example, I know everyone loves Burton AK stuff but I don't hear many good things about their mid level offerings. What do you suggest?

sabatoa 10-05-2012 01:05 PM

I shop for outerwear. I recently picked up their Oakley Shell Deals jacket for $100. 15k water and breathability.

Prior to that I picked up two pair of snowpants for a hundred bucks total. The Karn pants and the White Smoke pants.

backstop13 10-05-2012 01:06 PM

I've got an Oakley Sort Up jacket in white, 10k/15k for sale. It's got pretty much every thing on your list.

Here's a link to it if you're interested

snowklinger 10-05-2012 02:01 PM




Mystery solved.

ShredLife 10-05-2012 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 523580)



Mystery solved.

your hard-on is showing!

KIRKRIDER 10-05-2012 04:04 PM


Gasherbrum Jacket. OH! 100$...Nevermind.

Jackets and Vests - Men's Apparel - Mammut

onthefence 10-06-2012 03:11 AM


Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 523580)



Mystery solved.

Around $100?

snowklinger 10-06-2012 03:21 AM


Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 523633)
your hard-on is showing!

I mean get ARCTERYX!!!!

Every time someone asks this question I assume they did not read the other 100 posts where I give the same reply.

Sorry I got caught up in the TLDR and missed the $100.

You could find a pair of last years pants or maybe ebay style for about $100.

ShredLife 10-06-2012 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 523774)
I mean get ARCTERYX!!!!

quit looking at MY boner!!

snowklinger 10-06-2012 02:08 PM

Actually, this is something I'm a bit self-conscious about because I want to rep this gear, but I don't want to do it so much that its a turn-off. I'm not sure what his official title is, but the guy who does Volcom/Electric/32 (for CO, maybe midwest..) is a good friend of myself and my small community. He does alot to keep us all in gear and stoked by including us in events and whatnot.

In return I try to answer the the various outerwear/goggle/boot question with Volcom/Electric/32. I've had great results with all of it, and I know many forum members have as well.

It's all better gear than I've had before. I'm so stoked to go use it!

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