I spend most of my winters near Syracuse where snowfall can reach triple digits and temperatures plunge well below zero at times.
I'm 5'8" and 135 lbs and I wear a small and I can still fit a sweatshirt under it.
I previously had the Patagonia Down Sweater until it was stolen from me. I would consider the zonal nearly as warm and much less bulky. For this reason, I think the Zonal is superior. I haven't tested its waterproofness as I usually layer it under a Mountain Hardwear Drystein jacket, I highly recommend that as well.
I do wish It had a hood though for those days when I don't want to ruin my beautiful flowing locks with a beanie.
thank you for that great advice!
I'm pretty much set on getting these....
Just wondering if I should go with the 175 or 185.
I'm 18 years old, 5' 9", 135 Lbs, and can ski anything, I also have a racing background so I ski pretty aggressively.
I've heard the 175's are like snowblades... but 185 is a lot of ski
Would the 185's be too much
Could i handle these?I'm 5' 9" and about 140 lbs but can hold it down on anything. I ski fast everywhere, and love to blow through the pow and catch some air. Just wondering if the 182 would be too much for me to handle?
I had purchased this jacket in 2006, now in 2009 I am without any rain jacket at all.
Everything had been going great with the jacket until I accidently washed it. This totally delaminated the NCR, (the stuff that sheds the water) and now my active running shirts were more waterproof then this thing.
So I did what Marmot said to and sent it in on November 20th or so. 5 weeks later they sent me the wrong size in return. I quickly packed that one up and sent it back, only to realize that the warranty department had shut down for a few weeks over christmas.
I patiently waited until January 30th, when I wrote an email to the warranty department. (an address to the person listed as handling the return on the wrong size jacket). He said it takes roughly four weeks to process a claim, it had been six. And now it has been nine weeks and I have not heard anything or seen my jacket show up in the mail. I will write one more email, and after that I will only buy Mountain Hardwear,Patagonia or Arcteryx (If I can afford it)
I bought the gloves and after 1 use on the mountain some of the "welded" seams are tearing. I plan to send them in to Mountain Hardwear to get them repaired/refunded. I would, however, highly recommend the Mountain Hardwear company because they are owned by one of my hometown companies!! and the staff is very friendly.
A great idea, but it still needs some "patching up"
I do not know why everyone is having such a hard time replacing these. I just did one in under a minute. Just follow the directions and make sure all the slots are lined up and you're done.
I have the Hi-Intensity Yellow, and VR28 lenses and I think it's the perfect inexpensive combination.
The HI yellow's re great for the Northwest storms when you can't see anything, well with this lens you can.
The VR28 is excellent for sunshine and small clouds.
I will probably keep these lenses until i upgrade to crowbars.