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sheepstealer 11-21-2012 01:09 PM

best snowboard jacket brands?
 
I know next to nothing about the quality of the many, many snowboard jacket brands out there. Can someone enlighten? Last time I bought a jacket was...6 years ago? I've been riding in that jacket (a Special Blend) and a Burton my brother gave me for Xmas a couple years ago.

Should I stay away from certain brands more than others or can I not really go wrong?

Thanks,

sheep

Lamps 11-21-2012 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sheepstealer (Post 541974)
I know next to nothing about the quality of the many, many snowboard jacket brands out there. Can someone enlighten? Last time I bought a jacket was...6 years ago? I've been riding in that jacket (a Special Blend) and a Burton my brother gave me for Xmas a couple years ago.

Should I stay away from certain brands more than others or can I not really go wrong?

Thanks,

sheep

shell or insulated?

hikeswithdogs 11-21-2012 02:58 PM

What kind of riding do you do and where?

poutanen 11-21-2012 04:08 PM

Unfortunately all you'll get here is 100 people telling you their favourite brand(s). I wish there was a torture test or something for snowboarding outerwear (like they used to do with jeans).

Personally I've got a Planet Earth jacket that's lasted me at least 10 years. I have probably 200 days on the slopes, and a lot of general winter jacket usage out of that jacket.

I bought a Westbeach jacket/pants combo a couple seasons ago and the stuff is very good, but it's also very expensive ($250 for each piece for a shell).

If you want heavy winter gear get fully seam sealed, 20,000k, etc etc etc. Everything else is subjective methinks.

Lamps 11-21-2012 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by poutanen (Post 542024)
If you want heavy winter gear get fully seam sealed, 20,000k, etc etc etc. Everything else is subjective methinks.

No no no no no no no there is an absolute right answer to this question and it must be solved right here.

Let the battle of Gore-Tex versus all the others begin again

OldNo.7 11-21-2012 04:34 PM

Homeschool outerwear is on WhiskeyMilitia right now. If you're on a budget and don't want to spend $500+ I doubt you'll find anything better.

poutanen 11-21-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by lamps (Post 542031)
no no no no no no no there is an absolute right answer to this question and it must be solved right here.

Let the battle of gore-tex versus all the others begin again

well then burton/ak, westbeach, planet earth rock!!! All others suck sucky ass sucky shit pooh

OldDog 11-21-2012 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 542031)
No no no no no no no there is an absolute right answer to this question and it must be solved right here.

Let the battle of Gore-Tex versus all the others begin again

Where is Shred with the "go Arcteryx or go the fuck home!"? :cheeky4:

poutanen 11-21-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by poutanen (Post 542034)
well then burton/ak, westbeach, planet earth rock!!! All others suck sucky ass sucky shit pooh

Well I wrote that all CAPS to make a funny and the forum had the last laugh. :mad:

jello24 11-21-2012 05:34 PM

If I had an unlimited budget I would buy a Volcom Goretex jacket or a Burton AK. or any Goretex jacket for that matter.

Realistically, I buy whatever looks good. Right now I use both Analog and Sessions jackets. You can definitely find better performing jackets, but I've never been soaked in either brand.


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