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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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How long is the jacket supposed to be?

Ok, so I got this snowboard jacket, and it's longer than the jackets I usually wear. It extends to below my butt... almost like a parkas, are they supposed to do that?
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I'd say its personal preference really.. My boarding jacket is a bit longer and more loose then I would normally wear, but looseness equates to maneuverability to me. Some people will hate on the "long-t" look (thats kind of what im picturing based on how you described it,) but if you're comfortable and warm while riding, who cares ?
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generally, a little too long is better than a little too short (from both a looks and performance aspect).

My current jacket is "tailored fit" and I don't like that the bottom doesn't even cover my crotch or butt. The better snow jackets (relaxed or baggy) at least cover the riders crotch and butt areas....which also helps when sitting in snow.

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^What extraO said s pretty much right.

A lot of the jackets I've seen fit like that. I have a 686 Havoc jacket and it fits how you described yours.
I personally like it going down that far, because when I'm in the park I put the tailbone pad into the back of my slam shorts (don't tell anyone!).
That friggin tailbone pad adds a little bulk and makes my rear end look... kinda large. But the long length of the jacket actually covers it completely and after comparing in the mirror, looks exactly the same as it does without the bulk of the tailbone pad.

So if you wear slam shorts in the park or wherever, that's the kind of fit that you want to have.
In my opinion jackets look better that way anyway; and they keep your backside a little warmer when sitting on the chairlift or if your one of those guys who sits down to strap in.

Now if your real name is Shaun White and you usually like to a wear low-cut leather thing that look like a thin motorbike jacket from a strip club, then no, a long and normal jacket is not for you! (No offense if you're a fan.)

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Just past the butt is a good length, helps prevent snow from going down your pants, etc.

But if you want to be one of the cool kids, you need one to the knees at least.
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I have my jacket just above my knees.As I sag my pants a lot without that super long fit my butt would be unprotected
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It's all about personal taste and comfort.

I like my jackets a little baggy with room for me to add lots of layers. I usually wear a medium but for snowboarding jackets i get a large so the jacket comes down pass my butt.
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