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JessW wrote a review of on September 7, 2011

4 5

The green is even nicer in person - much more of a classic Kelly green or pine, not so turquoise-ish as my monitor shows. I got this to replace my Marmot PreCip - which is a great jacket, but got totally ruined in pine sap, and also had some weird pocket issues. Honestly it's so similar I'm having no regrets.

I was on a budget this time, and the sale price got me. One thing I'll say is the size is smaller than Marmot's sizing - I got a L - and while I wore my Marmot jacket snowboarding last year with layers underneath, this will not be good for much more than maybe one or two very thin layers. Also - I'm an easy 12, can fit in bigger 10s - and this L would not be advisable for a large 12 or small 14. Sleeves are not as long as my other jacket, I can't pull it over my hand past thumb base... but that's probably good for hiking and more active uses. Good tech components, like velcro at sleeves, side vents, and pockets.

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JessW wrote a review of on February 7, 2011

2 5

I am kind of surprised at the rave reviews. I got these in a pinch after accidentally giving away to the Salvation Army some awesome Solomon corduroy pants I got on sale last year.

I picked these up Jan. 17 last-minute before a trip to Mount Snow, in Mascot blue. Yes, I was impressed by the word 'poacher' admittedly, (like to poach woods myself...) and even though the guy at the Burton NYC store said they weren't the most waterproof pant available, I'm on a budget. Welcome to the life of young adults who buy their own gear. He did say, specifically, 'As long as you're not sitting on your butt for 8 hours in the snow, you'll be fine.' Ok.

Try 3 hours of riding, with regular strap-in sit downs.

Try 15 minutes of sitting in wet snow.

On Saturday just this weekend I was riding in really wet, heavy snow of VT, maybe 30 miles from the Burton factory, and even just the few hours with that condition, and my pants were wet, already, and seeping through on the inside.


The fit is, admittedly, gorgeous. Colors are great. Lots of techie features. But couldn't agree more with C.F. MagicPants's review - these have only been used 5 times and they could've been used 15 days the way they've taken a beating.

Not durable, and really, and not worth the Burton label, in my mind. I'm desperately hoping I can do a return or exchange, because it's not up to standard expectations for ANY snow pant, much less anyone who rides every weekend. Save your money, buy some nicer pants from last season.

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JessW wrote a review of on March 12, 2007

4 5

I love my new Nitro- since I bought it it's seen a dumping of powder, slush, really hard packed powder, ice, and that crusty stuff that comes after cold hits wet powder. The thing stands up in the toughest of all conditions. A great east coast board, I can only assume it performs well out west. It's great and wide for powder and good lands, but narrow enough for controlled turns and playtime.

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