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Old 10-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I also have a North Face with HyVent and it is not remotlely breathable. I feel like I am wearing a plastic bag sometimes. Also, the HyVent starts to flake off after awhile
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by readimag View Post
Anything from Arcteryx and you cant go wrong also anything with goretex pro will work great. I have alot of mountain hard wear, outdoor research, Patagonia, marmot and arcteryx. I also have some 686, special blend and bonfire for more snowboarding company gear. Find a price point and look at all the deals from last years goods and get something that will last and having goretex is a big plus. On a side note I also have TNF but they are way popular now so they make lots of low end stuff. Also the Gonzo uses HyVent from what I remember that is what they use on the low end rain gear and not it does not breath really at all.
I've been looking at some bonfire gear and was wondering if anyone had some insight on the quality? I saw last years baker jacket for sale for $109 new, and its rated 15k/10k. I just want it to last.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree with "readimag", I tend to lean towards the high end mountaineering gear. I've been riding Arcteryx or Marmot for the last 15-20 years and swear by it. It depends on your conditions, up here in the PNW (Baker/Stevens) you need killer gore-tex. It aint cheap ($1100 bucks for shell,bibs and gloves), but you get stuff that is bombproof. I have the Sidewinder shell and some older Minuteman bibs.

If I didnt ride with Arcteryx or Marmot, I'd look at the higher end Burton AK stuff (I own a pair of their AK pants), a couple buddies have the AK stuff and love it, plus it has a lifetime warranty

Hope this helped
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you have some money to put down on a jacket and pants get gortex or eVent.

With that said many of the popular snowboard outerwear companies do not make the quality you will get with other outdoor companies. Arcteryx being the top of this list.
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