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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 10:15 PM
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How is L.L. Bean for snowboard jackets and pants?

This is going to be my first season snowboarding. What do you guys think of L.L. Bean for snowboard jackets and pants? I was thinking of getting this.
Penobscot Parka, Thinsulate: Outerwear at L.L.Bean
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It really depends where your going to be snowboarding, that looks like a decent shell but layering will be the key to staying warm or not overheating. One thing I would say about snowboard specific outerwear is that its built for the task, an example would be my burton ronin pants that have stash pockets specifically for goggles, your pass, gloves etc. There are tons of other name brands to choose from, my only advice is make sure it's built for snowboarding.

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Says that it is waterproof so i would assume that it has fully taped seams but it does not specifically say that it does. To me, that is a must.

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trying not to brand hate.....but. please, much better stuff out there . I would not be caught dead on the slopes wearing LL BEan.. sorry just me, not even a slave to fashion.. Look for snowboard specific stuff. You will be glad you did..
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trying not to brand hate.....but. please, much better stuff out there . I would not be caught dead on the slopes wearing LL BEan.. sorry just me, not even a slave to fashion.. Look for snowboard specific stuff. You will be glad you did..
gotta agree. I had some waterproof snow play pants I was using for a few trips and it sucked. got a pair of Burton snowboarding pants on a wicked sale, and while being ugly as hell, highly functional.

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i agree. LL Bean is good outdoor wear, but not sure I'd want to take it to the slopes. Snowboard specific stuff is the best. I'm a big fan of Burton as well, especially with zip out liners. I'm forever cold, Burton keeps me warm in below zero weather, but not overheating in spring.
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chk Sessions..some of the best stuff out there with features for snowboarders!!! Sessions.com
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Sessions as mentioned above,
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burton
special blend
686
bonfire

There's also Columbia and Northface, though usually more expensive and some would claim just plain overpriced.

Arxteryx makes good waterproof outerwear if I'm not mistaken, but again, more expensive.

then there's ripzone and such brands that make board specific outerwear at a more reasonable price.
Im sure there's more as well.
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yo i had ll bean last year it wasint half bad i had the 3 in one jacket worked as well as my friends burton and snowpants i just got flat black and dark grey you could hardly tell the diff. plus ll bean has a return policy if a zipper breaks thelle repplace the whole jacket pant what ever the only reason why im not usin them this year is becouse i out grew the jacket but im still using the pants cuz there wicked awsom i never got hot or cold in em.
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Are all snowboarders metrosexuals or just big queerbaits? I rocked the runs last year in pimp ass Carhartt overalls and a Rocky jacket. Never got wet or cold. My old man has a nice LL bean jacket and loves it. Its all he buys. Sure I look like a redneck cruising down the hill but whats wrong with that. Better than looking like Prince imo.
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