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    Posted: Jan/12/2007 at 11:45pm
So I have a cheap but effective pair of Rotor snow pants, I need a decent jacket to go along with it.  I picked one up from some crap brand I've never heard of (Allyance) and it fell apart on me.  Utter waste of money.  So, I am now in the market for a new jacket.  I thought I could get away with my dad's old Columbia Convert, but I am real sick and tired of getting snow up my back on some bigger tumbles.

While I've learned my lesson going with cheap brands, I'm looking to spend under $150.  On SS, that means around $210 retail at most.

Ones I'm looking at right now:
Bonfire Radiant - $190
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Burton 3/2 Jacket - $190
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Burton Ronin ALS Hooded Jacket - $180
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Personally I'm leaning towards the Bonfire right now in the bright green color they have going right now.  While it's not really my style (I'm more of a neutral color grey-black-khaki sort of guy), I think it looks badass and wearing a bright yellow bandana this past week has shown me how much easier it is to find someone wearing bright colors.

I'm looking more for a shell than a full on insulated jacket... I prefer to layer independently.

I also have a hook-up with Northface, 50%... but I am reluctant because while their stuff seems solid, it is all really, really generic.  I'm all for a deal, but it's just boring.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2007 at 6:38am
i love Ronin (out of the list you provided). always so fashionable and yet dependable.

Burton 3/2 is also a good choice, but i would lean towards the Burton shield jacket if you like that 3/2.

Bonfire makes good stuff no doubt.

but outta that list without seeing your pants, i lean towards the ALS. spend another $20/$40 and you can get a jacket with some serious waterproofing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/14/2007 at 5:43pm
Ended up picking up a Burton 2L AK jacket from Any Mountain on the cheap... goretex baby!  It looks kinda meh two tone tan-roasted brown) but it's not fugly and it'll keep me dry so whatever.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2007 at 9:09pm
Bah... found out the jacket I bought doesn't have a pocket for an MP3 player... however it has a freaking loop for the headphones!  When I was inspecting the jacket I assumed that the goggle pocket was a hidden MP3 chest pocket... and now I got nothing.

Seriously, what kind of jacket these days comes without a chest pocket?  That is a killer point with me... I may Craigslist it and get it hooked up with my friend from North Face.

Edit: There was a Bonfire command jacket that I was seriously eyeing that has two features I want (removable hood and media pocket), as well as everything the Burton jacket has.  On top of that, I think it is considerably better looking.  The downside is that Burton has a lifetime warranty, Bonfire apparel only 1-year... decisions decisions.


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