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02/07/2019 2:00 am  
Posted by: ivo

^ jacket wrist gaiters only get in the way, then get wet for me. Some people cut them from the start. Now I avoid them on any jacket. OK on some mid layers where you can just ignore them and not use as intended.

The wetness "problem" is a glove one not gaiters. Snowboard fashion dictates under gloves -i am also guilty of that-. Which are not optimal for snowboarding.


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02/07/2019 8:30 am  

Haha - didn't know this about snowboard fashion and I only use over-gloves. I take them off all the time to fiddle with stuff / do things and then the gaiters get wet.


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02/07/2019 10:14 am  
Posted by: ivo

^ I've tried all kinds of GTX, eVent, Neoshell, Dermizax but never C-knit and really wonder about it

c-knit is very lightweight,  very waterproof and breathable but it is not very strong and can be punctured and ripped very easily


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02/07/2019 11:49 am  
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Posted by: ivo

^ jacket wrist gaiters only get in the way, then get wet for me. Some people cut them from the start. Now I avoid them on any jacket. OK on some mid layers where you can just ignore them and not use as intended.

The wetness "problem" is a glove one not gaiters. Snowboard fashion dictates under gloves -i am also guilty of that-. Which are not optimal for snowboarding.

I do wear under gloves, but one of the things I prefer about gaiters (or something like the old Burton pow link thumb loops) is that it stops the jacket sleeve from riding up. I'm tall and long-limbed as a result. Jacket sleeves are never long enough for me. I have not had a problem with wrist gaiters getting particularly wet.


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02/07/2019 12:13 pm  
Posted by: matty

The 457 stuff I've seen (my brother has a full kit) is SUPER nice, but the price tags and sizing will keep me away for now. I would go with some of the other AK stuff (that anorak looks rad), but ziptech will likely keep me on Volcom outerwear. I have the blue TD2/Guch jacket from 2018, and it should have at least another 50+ day season in it, if not more. That C-Knit 3-layer GoreTex laminate is the best fabric I've yet had in a jacket and seems pretty bombproof. The little bit of stretch is nice when strapping in or doing my general flailing.

the new stretch gore is crazy stretchy, pretty much like spandex


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02/07/2019 12:19 pm  
Posted by: matty
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Posted by: ivo

^ jacket wrist gaiters only get in the way, then get wet for me. Some people cut them from the start. Now I avoid them on any jacket. OK on some mid layers where you can just ignore them and not use as intended.

The wetness "problem" is a glove one not gaiters. Snowboard fashion dictates under gloves -i am also guilty of that-. Which are not optimal for snowboarding.

I do wear under gloves, but one of the things I prefer about gaiters (or something like the old Burton pow link thumb loops) is that it stops the jacket sleeve from riding up. I'm tall and long-limbed as a result. Jacket sleeves are never long enough for me. I have not had a problem with wrist gaiters getting particularly wet.

me either. my sleeves go past the knuckles and i don't drive my arms into the snow? how do you get the gaiters wet?

I agree the insulated volcom gaiters are fucking retarded and borderline painful.

the current gaiter is AK are annoying. when left loose they are mostly unnoticeable. every now and then when its super cold i'll cinch them up around the wrist, but then i'll forget and when i take the jacket off the sleeves turn inside out and the gaiters become unreachable to loosen. 

i hope they are redesigned.


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02/07/2019 1:05 pm  
Posted by: drjcv

me either. my sleeves go past the knuckles and i don't drive my arms into the snow? how do you get the gaiters wet?

Yes, I guess I do stick my hands into the snow but it's not with the gloves on - they are over the sleeve and cinched so no issues there. It's when I take the gloves off and then do stuff


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02/07/2019 2:21 pm  

Not sure what Volcom gaiters Doc J is talking about, but the only thing irritating with the gaiters on my Guch jacket is there's a second elastic band a bit up the wrist that lands in the same place as my watch. 


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02/07/2019 4:09 pm  

The same ones matty is referring too. the ones with insulation on the ventral sides.


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