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Yeah, I’ve just never bothered to pay the extra price, but deals come up here and there. This stuff feels really strong, as opposed to some real thin materials. Feels high end for sure. Now I need a jacket too!


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I have the TD2 jacket from the year before they started calling it the Guch. Same construction. It is dope. I also have a guide/baldface jacket from the first or second year they made it. The newer 3L stuff has the C-Knit backer instead of the microflannel (or whatever it was called) on the older jacket. I like the little bit of stretch in the C-Knit stuff and the slightly lighter feel.

I also picked up last year's 3L bib and TDS 3L jacket over the Summer brand new for super cheap. The bibs have become my new go-to. Not sure when I will ever wear that TDS jacket, as it is too warm for pretty much all conditions here in the PNW. Maybe we will get an arctic blast where I will want the zoned insulation... I knew that when I bought it. Just hard to pass up a bargain for such a nice jacket!

One thing about the 3L stuff is how crazy durable it is. My two 3L jackets have easily well over 100 days each on them. Face fabric, seam tape, and backing are all in REALLY good shape.


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It does seem like it’ll be really durable. I’m easy on gear, but still. The pants I got have ~10 touring days on them and look new.

Kinda over trying anything but Volcom anymore. Just works for me and has everything I like, and I’m in deep already with all my L stuff.


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Have you guys a tip for a bib with around 34“ waist width and around 34“ inseam length? I tried a Brigandine bib from Northface but it was way too short.

Having long legs is a pain.

I am currently running a pair of Dakine Stoker bibs which are still fine, but I try to find another option.

Oh, I live in the alps, so „long“options are mostly a no go, since most offerings are only coming in „regular“ length.


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Posted by: @whateverman87

Have you guys a tip for a bib with around 34“ waist width and around 34“ inseam length? I tried a Brigandine bib from Northface but it was way too short.

Having long legs is a pain.

I am currently running a pair of Dakine Stoker bibs which are still fine, but I try to find another option.

Oh, I live in the alps, so „long“options are mostly a no go, since most offerings are only coming in „regular“ length.

The Burton AK457 / AK Japan Guide Hi-top pant in XL should work. I'm roughly a 35" waist with 32" inseam and the Guide was about an inch and half too long. The lower leg flares out a big (reminds me bit of a bell bottom) but I would have kept them if my legs were a little longer. 

 


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just got a Dakine Vapor goretex jacket.  stoked to wear it tomorrow and see how it does  (tons of fresh snow and cold/wind)  most likely retiring my airblaster squatch insulated camo jacket.


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way psyched on my Dakine kit this season.  I hope they keep it up


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Pushed a button and have some Trew kit coming my way. Trewth bibs ("basalt", which I expect to be some sort of desert sand/khaki color) and Cosmic jacket (black).

They have a promo where if you buy bibs and a jacket the jacket is 50% off.

I needed lighter bibs for the spring hiking I do. I love my black 3L gore-tex Goldwin TNF (Japan-market North Face) bibs but they are heavy, thick and cook me alive come April/May. Also they are cut for Japanese bodies so while the L fits generally, the inseam is a bit… hiiiigh. [grin]

I also really like my 2L gore-tex pro Norrona Lofoten orange jacket but it is too light and lacks in pockets for everyday ropeway riding in winter.

Hoping I made the right gamble with this puzzle matching sight-unseen purchase heh.


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Posted by: @bopuc2

Pushed a button and have some Trew kit coming my way. Trewth bibs ("basalt", which I expect to be some sort of desert sand/khaki color) and Cosmic jacket (black).

They have a promo where if you buy bibs and a jacket the jacket is 50% off.

I needed lighter bibs for the spring hiking I do. I love my black 3L gore-tex Goldwin TNF (Japan-market North Face) bibs but they are heavy, thick and cook me alive come April/May. Also they are cut for Japanese bodies so while the L fits generally, the inseam is a bit… hiiiigh. [grin]

I also really like my 2L gore-tex pro Norrona Lofoten orange jacket but it is too light and lacks in pockets for everyday ropeway riding in winter.

Hoping I made the right gamble with this puzzle matching sight-unseen purchase heh.

I have around 15 days in the trewth bibs, I am a bib guy now. Can’t believe I waited this long to try them. Nothing but good things to say about them so far. 


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I rode Trewth bibs for a season, they're great.


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Posted by: @bopuc2

Pushed a button and have some Trew kit coming my way. Trewth bibs ("basalt", which I expect to be some sort of desert sand/khaki color) and Cosmic jacket (black).

They have a promo where if you buy bibs and a jacket the jacket is 50% off.

I needed lighter bibs for the spring hiking I do. I love my black 3L gore-tex Goldwin TNF (Japan-market North Face) bibs but they are heavy, thick and cook me alive come April/May. Also they are cut for Japanese bodies so while the L fits generally, the inseam is a bit… hiiiigh. [grin]

I also really like my 2L gore-tex pro Norrona Lofoten orange jacket but it is too light and lacks in pockets for everyday ropeway riding in winter.

Hoping I made the right gamble with this puzzle matching sight-unseen purchase heh.

Nice! I have a Trew Powfunk jacket from a few years back and its great- been very happy with it.


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I snagged a TNF Brigandine set new from a private seller. I figured let‘s try it as the jacket is one of my favorites with the long cut.

The Jacket is cool, I didn‘t wear it on the hill yet, but it‘s made from seemingly tough material. The Futurelight isn‘t that impressive though if you ask me. Feels not different then goretex. If anything, it feels way stiffer then my 3L Goretex from Dakine. Let‘s see how it performs on the hill.

The bib is too wide and too short though. It simply buffles me that the whole industry with a few exceptions designs pants where a size large has a 36“ waist and only an inseam length of 32“. 

Seems like I am Norrona bound as Dakine is currently out of business. The norwegians seem to design there outerwear for tall, thin people.

 

Someone here that wants a new black Brigandine bib in size L? Only Europe, though.

 


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Snagged a pair of elastic boss pants and I think they’re the most comfortable pants I’ve ever worn. Wish they were a tad more fitted and a little less baggy after the knee patches, but I can deal considering how good they felt


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anyone have experience with the airblaster beast line?  curious about the quality and if the 30k rating is accurate


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Unless they changed to something else, it’s been made of goretex scraps as far as I understood, but they can’t officially say that since it’s not an official license. It’s good stuff.

I love Airblaster, but their regular line isn’t great in terms of actual waterproofing when you live in the PNW, which is why I’ve owned so little, despite it being my favorite company.


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