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kimchi
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27/11/2019 9:58 am  
Posted by: @tp1kenobi

Anyone have much experience w/ DC outerwear? Looking at a pair of bibs and an anorak from their Black Friday sales

Can't speak to DC specifically, but I'd be wary of most any outerwear produced by a snowboard company. Every time I've done it (Homeschool, Bonfire, Sessions, Holden, etc.), I've run into issues (usually blowing out seams). Randomly components like zippers and place holds like hoody adjustment tabs aren't quite up to the par. In fairness, I'm a bit of a wrecking ball of a human being, so I'm likely in a tiny minority of people that faces these issues.

The only "snowboard" company gear I've found worth a damn is the Burton AK line. Other than that, I prefer to stick with stuff with more mountaineering roots: Patagonia, Arcteryx, Outdoor Research, etc.


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27/11/2019 11:48 am  
Posted by: @kimchi
Posted by: @tp1kenobi

Anyone have much experience w/ DC outerwear? Looking at a pair of bibs and an anorak from their Black Friday sales

Can't speak to DC specifically, but I'd be wary of most any outerwear produced by a snowboard company. Every time I've done it (Homeschool, Bonfire, Sessions, Holden, etc.), I've run into issues (usually blowing out seams). Randomly components like zippers and place holds like hoody adjustment tabs aren't quite up to the par. In fairness, I'm a bit of a wrecking ball of a human being, so I'm likely in a tiny minority of people that faces these issues.

The only "snowboard" company gear I've found worth a damn is the Burton AK line. Other than that, I prefer to stick with stuff with more mountaineering roots: Patagonia, Arcteryx, Outdoor Research, etc.

I've been really happy with Volcom stuff. The TD2/Guch jacket and Guide jacket are some of the best outerwear pieces that I have ever owned, and I find the fits and features to be better-suited to snowboarding than stuff from OR or Arcteryx. Patagonia and The North Face are making some stuff these days that is more purpose-built for snowboarding, but I don't love their fits. Also, ziptech is a game changer.


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27/11/2019 12:19 pm  

aside from some of the pocket placement on my Volcom gore jackets, they've performed beautifully in just about every condition on resort and in the backcountry. Been wanting to give the AK and Patagonia gore tex a go, but I think I'll miss zip tech unless I'm wearing bibs


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29/11/2019 7:53 pm  
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Just arrived.. Probably the best fitting jacket I’ve had..The Guch knows what’s up!  Stoked to get a Pro deal on it as they are 💰 💰!

Interesting to see how the Gore stretch c-knit goes.


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29/11/2019 8:41 pm  

Its the exact same fit as several other Volcom jackets.


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29/11/2019 9:02 pm  
Posted by: @drjcv

Its the exact same fit as several other Volcom jackets.

Yeah the only other Volcom jacket i’ve used was a mates guide Gore jacket and it was too big. 


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02/12/2019 2:41 pm  
Posted by: @drjcv

Its the exact same fit as several other Volcom jackets.

Unfortunately, only a couple of the gore jackets have that "drop tail" fit, which IMO is the best snowboard jacket fit on the market right now.


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02/12/2019 3:33 pm  

FYI:  Black Diamond have last season's heated gloves on for 65% off.   $122.50 vs $350 is a sweet deal.  I just grabbed a pair, plus another for the missus.  


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06/12/2019 4:36 pm  
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Posted by: @drjcv

Its the exact same fit as several other Volcom jackets.

Unfortunately, only a couple of the gore jackets have that "drop tail" fit, which IMO is the best snowboard jacket fit on the market right now.

drop tail is just the standard fit with a bit more length on the back. otherwise it's exactly the same.

 

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06/12/2019 5:06 pm  
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Its the exact same fit as several other Volcom jackets.

Unfortunately, only a couple of the gore jackets have that "drop tail" fit, which IMO is the best snowboard jacket fit on the market right now.

drop tail is just the standard fit with a bit more length on the back. otherwise it's exactly the same.

 

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I own multiple recent Volcom jackets in both standard (Guide jacket and L jacket) and droptail (TD2 jacket and Guch jacket). That added length on the droptail jackets is rad. It is the closest to the old Volcom Bjorn Wolf jacket fit, which is the best-fitting snowboard jacket that I have ever owned.


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17/12/2019 1:50 am  

I am unhappy with my current outerwear (Patagonia Untracked which is lacking in pockets and the brushed lining just gets way too hot, and a pair of Japan-market TNF bibs which just don't fit right) and am looking to get some new stuff.

Gotta be pure shell, no insulation, backing, etc… and backcountry hiking friendly (I go splitboarding about 1/2 the time I am up, which has been on average 80 days a season the last 3.)

Burton AK just doesn't have the colors I want for the models I would want, nor does Patagucci.

Right now I am looking at Airblaster Beast bibs and jacket, and Trew Cosmic jacket/Capow bibs.

Wondering if any of you all care to rant or rave about either? 


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17/12/2019 7:10 am  
Posted by: @bopuc2

I am unhappy with my current outerwear (Patagonia Untracked which is lacking in pockets and the brushed lining just gets way too hot, and a pair of Japan-market TNF bibs which just don't fit right) and am looking to get some new stuff.

Gotta be pure shell, no insulation, backing, etc… and backcountry hiking friendly (I go splitboarding about 1/2 the time I am up, which has been on average 80 days a season the last 3.)

Burton AK just doesn't have the colors I want for the models I would want, nor does Patagucci.

Right now I am looking at Airblaster Beast bibs and jacket, and Trew Cosmic jacket/Capow bibs.

Wondering if any of you all care to rant or rave about either? 

If it were me It would be AK. Did you look at AK457? Maybe they have a colorway you like? 

Airblaster stuff lacks in quality and is heavy and not very technical. Trew is, for me personally, way too skier fitting and looking, but different strokes for different folks. 

The AK Cyclic jacket has a ton of color ways, and is just a shell 


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17/12/2019 7:39 am  
Posted by: @bopuc2

I am unhappy with my current outerwear (Patagonia Untracked which is lacking in pockets and the brushed lining just gets way too hot, and a pair of Japan-market TNF bibs which just don't fit right) and am looking to get some new stuff.

Gotta be pure shell, no insulation, backing, etc… and backcountry hiking friendly (I go splitboarding about 1/2 the time I am up, which has been on average 80 days a season the last 3.)

Burton AK just doesn't have the colors I want for the models I would want, nor does Patagucci.

Right now I am looking at Airblaster Beast bibs and jacket, and Trew Cosmic jacket/Capow bibs.

Wondering if any of you all care to rant or rave about either? 

So I'm going to throw this out there but the Quicksilver TR Stretch stuff. TR being Travis Rice, which okay whatever, but it's still what he wears everywhere, in all conditions, around the weirld.

30K water/20K breath, loaded with (actually useable) pockets, several vents, etc.

The stretch fabric is maaaaybbbeee a tiny bit heavier than some but it's imo way more comfortable than some of the stiff gore fabrics that often feel (and sound) like I'm wearing crinkly plastic. 

Idk. I'm happy with mine. fwiw.


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17/12/2019 8:30 am  

I like Trew. Have 1 old jacket (not sure what model) and 2 Trweth bibs. Have to say they are all heavier than others but fit and perform well. Bibs hold up for a few seasons, too. I have had the Jacket for like 7 years but only wore actively a couple, looks like new. Both jacket and bibs have plenty pockets for me.

Don't know what is the ski look as I don't pay attention, but the Capow should be snowboard-oriented, isn't this the colab w/ Ryan Knapton?


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