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Old 11-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, does anyone prefer the longer length jackets when riding all mountain?

I dont stand around waiting much but would think the addditional coverage length keeps you warmer on the lift especially when in crummy weather. What are other benefits? How about drawbacks- does it get in the way and become more wind resistant? when attacking moguls, bombing down, or tree runs?

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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any opinions?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can't stand longer jackets, or jackets with high collars for that matter. I ride pants with a bib instead (like coveralls) for extra warmth...
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like longer jackets, not like gangster long, but more of a loose fit.
I feel less constricted when im riding, hopefully that translates into better style.
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I bought a longer jacket this year. I'm usually cold, so hopefully it works!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I personally don't see the point of longer jackets for warmth.

Wouldn't it be a lot better to just buy better baselayers/mid-layer fleeces if you're cold?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ride with a long jacket but im also very tall. Im sure that it won't interfer with riding unless it was really tight around your legs but i don't think any are.

Most brands have a long version and i have a nike jacket that is the same length as my long jacket so you could try those as well.
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