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    Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 5:23pm
Hey all,
So I got a new jacket and pants from sierra last year - a yellow Sessions Primo jacket, and rasta Sessions pants.




Those ^, in case you were wondering.

But the problem is, I've been about 30 days this season, and the jacket is starting to fall apart - all the edges are starting to tatter, and random threads are showing up everywhere. And my pants are in a similar state. They ripped in the back, and have a ton of holes at the bottom where they go over my boots.

Anyways, I got a great deal on everything - it was like 160 total for both of them during the summer. But I wanna get something higher quality next season that will last me a lot longer. Anyone have suggestions for brands? People told me Sessions was great, but experience seems to say otherwise. Though it could just be that higher end sessions stuff is better.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 6:22pm
I've been riding some sessions 10/10k pants for a few seasons and they're about as heavy duty fabric as you're gonna find. Although, I agree, their stitching in some areas could be better. 

I also owned a high-end 686 jacket (20/15k) and their fabric is way thinner than sessions.

Snowboarding is hard on any outerwear...maybe you should learn how to sew 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 7:26pm
I also own a session snow pants and i think they are fine, maybe it has something to do with your washing??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 9:12pm
i'd avoid washing in general. i have a 686 jacket that i've ridden 15 days so far and it's holding up great and also a pair of session pants that has also been great. maybe take it more gentle on the gear?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 9:18pm
not washing can have some smelly consequences...try handwashing and hang drying

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 9:24pm
I have a Bonfire jacket that I've been riding for like 3 seasons. It's been everywhere and done everything and is just now starting to fall apart. I wash it as little as possible to help prevent tearing it up, but it's finally time to get a new one. I think Bonfire tends to be a little pricier than other brands, but to me it has been worth it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 9:30pm
Try using a tech wash on your stuff, and the drip-drying is definitely recommended. If you're looking for something really durable, check out the GoreTex 3L stuff.  It's tough, breathable, and waterproof as this stuff gets, but it's got its downsides too: it's pretty spendy, the material is kind of coarse-feeling and stiff, and there's typically no mesh-covered venting anywhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 5:03am
Haha so the funny thing is...

I never actually ever washed my gear when I posted this. I just tried handwashing a few hours ago. But yeah, it's definitely not the washing that's messing up my gear.

I'll definitely check out the Gore-tex stuff. I know it's expensive, but if it's gonna last, then I think it's worth the investment. It definitely beats getting a new jacket every season.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 5:19am
Burton poacher pants are really nice, and durable. i only payed sixty for mune.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 5:23am

20k is about the same as "Goretex" and you probably won't be paying the premium for gortex.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 7:36am
Oh good to know. Thanks :)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 10:20pm
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would goretex last longer or is it all the same in the end?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 12:05am
Wow your stuff is falling apart already hmmmm, a higher end jacket generally just has better tech and i guess better materials too, I would expect the pants to wear faster than the jacket heh.

Do you take care of your gear and dry it out etc after each day or sort of leave it rolled up and then pull it out a few days later?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2011 at 5:50pm
i have a north face goretex jacket i've been using for about 10 years. that's right, 10 years. hehe.
the stitching is all there and it keeps me dry, only problem is that it doesn't keep me as warm as it used to anymore. :/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/02/2011 at 2:18am
I have Volcom pants and they have a couple small tears but thats because of my bindings (sharp peice sticking out, i also have a pair of grenade pants which i ran into a fence where i was almost posative they were gonna rip and they didnt. i have burton gore tech pants and jacket and the jacket isnt very warm but is more of a shell and i havent had a poblem with it besides the fact that its not warm. the pants are nice its just a cloth outside which absorbs the water :( so not to good of a choice. i also have a grenade jacket and its amazing so warm and big roomy but yet not to bulky. the only problem is that where they have the sleeves where you can put your thumbs threw started to rip. i sewed it back together because the thread partially fell off but other then that i havent had a problem with any of that stuff its all worth it except for the burton pants in my opnion
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/02/2011 at 2:32am
Well running your jacket/pants into sharp stuff is clearly going to damage it, I try to be really careful where I can and not get snagged on anything.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2011 at 2:15pm
The 3L GoreTex is definitely much more resilient; especially the jacket.  It's designed to withstand little snags from branches, etc.  The downside is that it's not as comfortable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2011 at 4:19pm
Of the various brands I've owned, I'd say The North Face outerwear has probably held up the best over the years for me (though my other items have held up quite well overall too).
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