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    Posted: Nov/14/2006 at 7:54pm
Anyone have some suggestions for a college student that doesn't want to freeze to death at the top of the mountain?

Basically I want a jacket that doesn't look butt ugly, is waterproof and keeps snow out, is nice and warm and possibly relatively cool when needed, and is under $200.

Thanks!
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  Quote faded-a-fool Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2006 at 8:47pm
Special Blend - The Magic Dragon Jacket (deacde group)

and of the jackets in the decade group & the lower ones in the cirrus group are under $200, i think...

http://www.special-blend.com

Just look around on the web...there are tons of jackets out there under $200. 

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Those are alright, they look real casual but a bit short. Maybe its the pictures.


Edited by hpydrft - Nov/14/2006 at 9:03pm
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  Quote esy.iam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2006 at 10:09pm
you could find SOOOO many different and dope jackets for under $200.

if you can't find anything here, check out boardtactics.com, they're one of the best sites that i order from. i just ordered some stuff from them on sunday night (12th), and it's expected delivery date is on the 15th, and they're located in OR too! just for a comparison, i order some stuff from here at the same time, and i'm supposed to be getting both packages today, and sierra is like 20 min. away from me! not to take anything away from sierra, but boardtactics does have great prices, free shipping over $100 or something of that nature, no tax, great service.

if you can't find anything there, i know of a few more sites that are really good.
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  Quote esy.iam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2006 at 10:17pm
my bad, as far as jackets go, i'm not sure how differently stocked Sports Authority/SportMart is where you are compared to Sacramento, but my bro just picked up a pretty nice Bonfire jacket for $120 from them. really nice, warm, something i definitely plan to borrow from him, 7k/8k. there were also some nice North Face jackets there with removable fleece/polyester blend jackets inside. those were all going for $150 and under as well. they might have them on their website, so you can check it out there.

The North Face jackets they had were pretty simple and plain. the Bonfire jacket looked nice and clean, vaguely similar styling to a Shaun White jacket. it was a solid color all around, with a pin-striped pattern in the R shoulder area, high back, and hood.
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  Quote hpydrft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/14/2006 at 10:26pm
I think I saw that bonfire one! Yea I'm down near SF and checked out sports authority and saw that one. I wanted to explore my options though since that was the only one that interested me. The northfaces were pretty expensive for not as much material.

The main thing is I would like to have opinions of people who have tried jackets on. I can find a whole bunch of them online too but without any first or second hand opinions on how they fit doesn't help me at all.

I'd like to know if they are really stiff feeling or flexible, if they are warm and if they're comfortable.
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  Quote faded-a-fool Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2006 at 6:44am
Originally posted by hpydrft

Those are alright, they look real casual but a bit short. Maybe its the pictures.


Another thing...the fitting of clothes varies from company to company. Some fit baggy or loose and there are others that are "nut huggers". Some even have a nut hugger line and a baggy/loose line.

Your best bet is to go and try them out at a shop, and then shop for steez.

Rarely do I buy outerwear online unless i'm familiar with the company's fitting. They tend to stay the same from season to season.
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  Quote esy.iam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2006 at 11:16am
if you're wondering on the actual feel of the jacket, just look at what it's made of. if it's made of denim (like some Ride gear), it's probably going to be pretty stiff, etc, you get the idea.

it's pretty rare that you're going to be able to find all the gear available to try on, as well as finding someone who has the same jacket/pants, etc so you can get opinions. as many boarders there are, not everyone has all the jackets out there, so it might be hit & miss. just get something you like, with the options you want, and you'll be pretty safe. most jackets feel more or less the same depending on the varying layers, different materials (the denim, leather, etc. will usually be more expensive, anyways), and if it's a down jacket. because down will also decrease your ROM as well.
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  Quote hpydrft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2006 at 8:15pm
Originally posted by EDK007

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Yes, I've bought from here before. But as I said before I'd like some personal opinions on jackets that people have and like.

I will actually be heading over to Sierra this weekend so I'll be able to try some of their inventory. Just wanted some feedback first to see which ones people liked and which ones I should try on first
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  Quote Fearme Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2006 at 1:37pm
Originally posted by hpydrft

Anyone have some suggestions for a college student that doesn't want to freeze to death at the top of the mountain?Basically I want a jacket that doesn't look butt ugly, is waterproof and keeps snow out, is nice and warm and possibly relatively cool when needed, and is under $200.Thanks!


www.ripzoneinternational.com best bang for the buck 20k mm/ breathability for under 200 to around 200ish. Solid stuff, their motto is you can stand in the shower and remain dry. We got drunk one night and shoved our shop girl in the shower with it and she was dry where her jacket was.
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  Quote hpydrft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2006 at 5:02pm
Originally posted by Fearme

 
www.ripzoneinternational.com best bang for the buck 20k mm/ breathability for under 200 to around 200ish. Solid stuff, their motto is you can stand in the shower and remain dry. We got drunk one night and shoved our shop girl in the shower with it and she was dry where her jacket was.


Man those look nice. They seem warm and look pretty good too. I really like the chin part where it helps keep the bottom of your face out of blizzard type snow.

I couldn't find any retailers when I searched though. I really don't think I'd buy a jacket or any piece of clothing if I havn't tried it on first. If anyone has seen these around in stores, could you name them so maybe I might have one around. thanks
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  Quote Fearme Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2006 at 5:19pm
What part of the US are you in? If I can get ahold of Mr. Mann I'll see if he knows where to find some for you.
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California, Near San Francisco
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  Quote sigep185 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2006 at 10:58am
show up at sierra snowboard and check out their 50% off racks in the back of the store.  Well worth the trip.  They will help you out when you get there, telling you their experience.  They won't sell you something just to mkae money, whey want you to be happy with your purchase.
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