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masp12097 wrote a review of on January 23, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've found this jacket to be amazing for skiing. It is warm, light-weight, and very comfortable.

the GOOD:
-The Gore-Tex and water repellant keep you dry in the wet conditions.
-So far, the jacket seems durable
-The insulated layer makes this jacket great for riding in the freezing cold. At -5C I don't even need a fleece. I just wear a merino wool base layer underneath and thats it. Colder than -10C I can throw on a fleece as well and I stay warm.
- I really like that the jacket is insulated but not very "puffy", bulky, or heavy, so its great for skiing.

the BAD:
none yet

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masp12097 wrote a review of on January 23, 2013

Very dissapointed
2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this product since its time for me to replace an old pair of pretty cheap 4 year snow pants. The old pants did not use Gore-Tex material and got wet easily in slush. I bought these (quite expensive) pants expecting exceptional top of the line performance. Sad to say, I had to return them after just two days of use and they are the first product I have returned to BC.com

The GOOD:
- Yes the are waterproof! Just like my Gore-Tex shell these repel water & keep you dry.
- The fit is nice & a bit baggy, color looks good, and they are very lightweight.

The BAD:
- ZERO stars for durability! After just 2 days of riding the pant started to tear up (get completely shredded) near the part where the pant goes over your boot - see picture. I am a skier so maybe this is not so much of an issue for snowboarders, but for me this was a huge disappointment. I think even for boarders that area of the pant takes a lot of abuse and should be more durable... ESPECIALLY for a $400 pant.

I guess I will look elsewhere for a pant that I can tell will actually last a few seasons. Taking a look at a Norrona pant right now (it has a clearly visible 'extra durable' section on the lower part of the pant) which may be able to better fit my needs.

Overall: would not buy this as a skier... as a boarder - maybe. they are adequately waterproof, but for the money i'd look for something more durable as well.

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