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  • #2289

    buggravy
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    One simply does not have an EL, without an AB thread.  Also, has anyone fondled the Shifty goggle yet?  AB site just has the Airgoggle description pasted into the Shifty description, so no real info there.  Wondering how much  smaller it is than the Airgoggle.

    #2308

    Spenser
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    damn, I’m out of date.  they have a new goggle?!  I don’t know where I am anymore.  they look like a costco/Bolle style, but that’s kinda the point I guess.  similar-ish shape to the dragon d1xt which is my next favorite that I’ve used, but…….. I’m sticking with regular airgoggles

    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately.  haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    Airgoggles for life.  I would straight up get a tattoo of them.  actually, maybe I will.

    #2309

    krazysk8er
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    just picked up some old squid bibs , fucking love it.

    #2310

    PacEnDubya
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    Wondering how much smaller it is than the Airgoggle.

    I have them.  If anything, they seem bigger than the Airgoggle- at least in terms of width.  That said, sizing is very similar.  One thing I’ve noticed, is that the shape of the top of the frame causes the goggle to integrate with helmets in a less than favorable way.  (Think frowny face or traditional camber shape causing a small gap between frame and helmet toward the side).  (For reference, I have a Bern Macon).

     

     

     

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    #2312

    Hank
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    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately. haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    I’ve had a grumpy jacket for some time and the quality isnt terrible, but nothing to brag about. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on some of their Sasquatch stuff. Looks like the quality is much better in that line.

    #2313

    buggravy
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    Wondering how much smaller it is than the Airgoggle.

    I have them. If anything, they seem bigger than the Airgoggle- at least in terms of width. That said, sizing is very similar. One thing I’ve noticed, is that the shape of the top of the frame causes the goggle to integrate with helmets in a less than favorable way. (Think frowny face or traditional camber shape causing a small gap between frame and helmet toward the side). (For reference, I have a Bern Macon).

     

    Cool, thanks.  That’s actually what I was hoping they would be.  My Airgoggles integrate perfectly with my Sandbox skate style (I forget what model that is), but I also picked up the Classic with the brim, and Airgoggs touch on the sides but gap in the center.

    #2314

    buggravy
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    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately. haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    I’ve had a grumpy jacket for some time and the quality isnt terrible, but nothing to brag about. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on some of their Sasquatch stuff. Looks like the quality is much better in that line.  If only they would bring back the hipbag pant in Sasquatch construction

     

    Agreed.  Had a couple of their lower/mid level jackets, and they were a total joke.  I did get a Yeti the first year they came out, and really love it.  Still have it, and bought a second one last year and sold my Cyclic.  The Sasquatch line is definitely a step up, and a worthy contender.

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    #2316

    Duffalo
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    I have Airblaster pants and they’re all Freedom Cargo. Love ’em. The fit, how well the material holds up, our dry they stay, how warm they are despite no insulation. Will say I run pretty damn warm so I prefer pants without insulation so I can wear a thicker base layer if it’s really cold, otherwise I sweat like mad. They haven’t done me dirty yet.

    I do have a Yeti jacket I snagged off of EL 2.0 but haven’t worn it on snow yet.

    #2317

    Anonymous

    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately. haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    I’ve had a grumpy jacket for some time and the quality isnt terrible, but nothing to brag about. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on some of their Sasquatch stuff. Looks like the quality is much better in that line.

     

    I love my grumpy and squid bibs, I finally just picked up another grumpy I want an AB/BC dinoflauge jacket really bad.

     

    On another note, my buddy who works a backcountry said they aren’t carrying them anymore kinda strange I thought.

    #2318

    c.fuzzy
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    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately. haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    I’ve had a grumpy jacket for some time and the quality isnt terrible, but nothing to brag about. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on some of their Sasquatch stuff. Looks like the quality is much better in that line. If only they would bring back the hipbag pant in Sasquatch construction

    Agreed. Had a couple of their lower/mid level jackets, and they were a total joke. I did get a Yeti the first year they came out, and really love it. Still have it, and bought a second one last year and sold my Cyclic. The Sasquatch line is definitely a step up, and a worthy contender.

    It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one that has this experience with AB. Years ago I tried a few times to get an AB jacket and each time I felt like I would be wearing a Kmart jacket from the 80’s. I know lots of people like the stuff, and I don’t think my experience reflects all their outerwear, but it did taint my opinion.

    #2319

    PacEnDubya
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    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately. haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    I’ve had a grumpy jacket for some time and the quality isnt terrible, but nothing to brag about. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on some of their Sasquatch stuff. Looks like the quality is much better in that line. If only they would bring back the hipbag pant in Sasquatch construction

    Agreed. Had a couple of their lower/mid level jackets, and they were a total joke. I did get a Yeti the first year they came out, and really love it. Still have it, and bought a second one last year and sold my Cyclic. The Sasquatch line is definitely a step up, and a worthy contender.

    It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one that has this experience with AB. Years ago I tried a few times to get an AB jacket and each time I felt like I would be wearing a Kmart jacket from the 80’s. I know lots of people like the stuff, and I don’t think my experience reflects all their outerwear, but it did taint my opinion.

    I think there has been a marked improvement in quality over the past three or so years.  Glacier series and up is legit, imo.  Can’t complain about the Freedom series though, while the quality isn’t great generally- you get what you pay for.  You can’t expect a top quality piece of outerwear for say, $150.  I’ve been running the AB/BC stuff for a handful of years now, and I absolutely love it.

    #2321

    c.fuzzy
    Keymaster

    AB is my favorite brand, but some of the lower quality outerwear I’ve had, unfortunately. haven’t had any of the sasquatch stuff, though.

    I’ve had a grumpy jacket for some time and the quality isnt terrible, but nothing to brag about. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on some of their Sasquatch stuff. Looks like the quality is much better in that line. If only they would bring back the hipbag pant in Sasquatch construction

    Agreed. Had a couple of their lower/mid level jackets, and they were a total joke. I did get a Yeti the first year they came out, and really love it. Still have it, and bought a second one last year and sold my Cyclic. The Sasquatch line is definitely a step up, and a worthy contender.

    It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one that has this experience with AB. Years ago I tried a few times to get an AB jacket and each time I felt like I would be wearing a Kmart jacket from the 80’s. I know lots of people like the stuff, and I don’t think my experience reflects all their outerwear, but it did taint my opinion.

    I think there has been a marked improvement in quality over the past three or so years. Glacier series and up is legit, imo. Can’t complain about the Freedom series though, while the quality isn’t great generally- you get what you pay for. You can’t expect a top quality piece of outerwear for say, $150. I’ve been running the AB/BC stuff for a handful of years now, and I absolutely love it.

    Good to hear. My AB experiences were probably 5 years ago now.

    #2329

    Alexxx
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    I keep buying their ninja suits. Love them.  Still have one AB tshirt that shrank like two sizes in the washer. Haven’t had enough courage to try their outerwear…

    #2330

    Hank
    Participant

    have had a ninja suit for probably 8 years now and have no complaints about that. will probably get another one in the near future

    #2367

    Spenser
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    I like their accessories, and have never had issues

    I haven’t had a ton of their outerwear, but other friends have, so I’ve seen it in action plenty of times.  I had the first year parker jacket and I didn’t even make it to the first day of chairlift season before it had a defect – pilling on the outer material caused by moisture getting between the layers.  my rep replaced it with his new sample (hooray for being sample size) which was a slightly different material, but it felt better and worked great.  Jerms had the AK blaster jacket a few years ago as well, and it had the same defect pretty quickly.  makes me wonder about everyone else in the northwest who rocks their outerwear – are they lucky and don’t ever have these issues?  it’s the kind of thing you’d notice quickly, and in wet conditions, it’s a no-go…..

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