Maybe. Again, I think that the number of snowboarders who want more mountaineering-oriented gear is pretty small - and they have plenty of gear to choose from that's made by mountaineering-centric manufacturers.
It's kind of like hard boots: sure, there do seem to be some splitboarders and hardcore carving dudes who want hard shell boots. There just aren't enough of them at this point for any of the mainstream snowboard boot manufacturers to think that producing hard shell boots is a smart business move.
I agree with both of you 🙂
Yes, splitting does not equate mountaineering, and my point was I like full side zips for "just" touring and / or even regular resort riding.
I think it's nice of Burton to have a full side zip bib option in the product line, don't care if it's regular or additional and what particular model it is, even what technology, as long as it's good WPB - like GTX, eVent, Dermizax, whatever
Well, the internet got me again. I got a banner ad about select Volcom outerwear being on sale on amazon, so I clicked out of curiosity and ended up with an XXL Volcom L jacket for just under $84. Impossible to refuse for that price, right? Color is "dark grey", which appears to be from last season. My outerwear quiver is getting a little ridiculous, but this will be my first XXL goretex jacket. The XL stuff fits me fine, but having a little bit of extra room for layering and an avy beacon might be nice for colder back-country days.
do you mean radial and reserve?
and no the fabric doesn't get soaked, its gore tex it all works the same. reviewing goretex outerwear beyond features and fit is pointless at best. goretex is goretex, everything works so well these days its ridiculous.
all goretex has lifetime warranties so durability is obviously there.
choose outerwear based on features and fit, waterproofing is essentially an afterthought these days
There are now Radical/Reverse as well as Gtx Radical/Gtx reverse, guess Burton is trying to fill the less pricy gore-tex market in its product line. Does Radical jacket fit like normal AK cyclic jacket?
I am under the same impression that all gtx outwear should be waterproof and work without issue, thus being surprised when I read couple of reviews saying it gets wet. Guess it could be people being too extra too.
there is no radical or reverse. its radial and reserve.
in general, the inline Burton stuff is mostly "midfit" which is slightly slimmer than AK stuff, except for maybe the cyclic stuff which has been cut a tad slimmer than other ak in the past.
let me know if its possible for you to cinch it up enough at the bottom, that jacket is massive!
It's supposed to get delivered this week. I'm curious to see how wide it will be. I've never had a XXL Volcom jacket before, so one of my concerns is that it will only be a super-wide XL.
It arrived. I like the fit. It's definitely wide, but I wear volcom pants and bibs and use the ziptech, so hopefully I won't have an issue with snow getting in from the hem. I think that Volcom have upped the quality of the face fabric on the L jacket from a couple of years ago. Less crinkly than the L pants I have from 2015 (or '16?)