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post #31 of 55
I never even heard of them. Of course, I don't replace things very often and price is big with me. Labels are not.
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by Alohaed View Post
 

     Just curious what color jackets and pants old farts in their late 50s to 60s, such as myself(just kidding ;) ), are wearing these days. I am 57 and looking to get new stuff. 

 

Hey youngster, just curious as to why you think this is old?  

post #33 of 55
Thread Starter 

     It's not old. BUT I wish I were 20 years younger.  :)

     Hey Whiteroom. I agree 100%. I might just get the Trew jacket. I like the gray Bellows jacket then. YET, I have no problem with Obermeyer. I just saw, and tryed on the jackets I liked by them, and didn't like the fit.

     I also liked many of the shells I saw(Flylow, Scott, others), but to spend $400 - $700, for something uninsulated, then have to wear an insulated softshell underneath(more $$).... nah. I currently have my Sharp Lime Spyder Enforcer, 60 grams Primaloft, Couldn't be warmer in mid 20s+ temps, even with only a tee. So with a Patagonia Cap3 for skiing, this enough. So the jacket I am looking for will be lightly insulated also,

post #34 of 55

The NRA's hoodie looks good ...and its functional if you're confronted by snowboarders. Comes in two colors too:D

 

 

post #35 of 55

Alohaed, do you want to look "cool?"

Do you want to be invisible as far as the jacket/pants go?

Do you want to make a fashion statement about being different from everyone else?

What's the flavor of your mojo?

post #36 of 55

Not sure how much value this adds, but I do observe that the rare piece of clothing that fits really well and feels really good, and facilitates whatever moves I need to make without getting in the way - that's the clothing that I tend to think of as flattering and that I will put on first. Who knows whether other people think it's flattering, but I'm old enough and plain enough to know that no one is paying attention to me anyway. And on the rare occasions when they do, it's usually nothing to do with my clothes ... like when I'm all stoked from a run and reach out for a fist bump, and someone says, "Did you know you have snot all over your mitten?"

post #37 of 55

Styling in a blue / green combo. The yellow in his pack and wisps of gold and green in the tasseled cap coordinate the look.  Jacket from STP, pants by Finndog. Goggles from the Walgreens 2013 Ski Collection.

 

post #38 of 55

How about a pair of pink sidewinders and a bright orange pair of pants...

post #39 of 55
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Originally Posted by Alohaed View Post
 

     It's not old. BUT I wish I were 20 years younger.  :)

     Hey Whiteroom. I agree 100%. I might just get the Trew jacket. I like the gray Bellows jacket then. YET, I have no problem with Obermeyer. I just saw, and tryed on the jackets I liked by them, and didn't like the fit.

     I also liked many of the shells I saw(Flylow, Scott, others), but to spend $400 - $700, for something uninsulated, then have to wear an insulated softshell underneath(more $$).... nah. I currently have my Sharp Lime Spyder Enforcer, 60 grams Primaloft, Couldn't be warmer in mid 20s+ temps, even with only a tee. So with a Patagonia Cap3 for skiing, this enough. So the jacket I am looking for will be lightly insulated also,

 

Flylow Higgins jacket is a fantastic shel (credit to Seg for pointing the way)l; full msrp is 325.00 and its about perfect for western skiing,  really well designed and thought-through.  I prefer softies or hybrids for our weather. You don't need full on H20 proof and the soft shell adds a touch of warmth, is quiet and moves better.  I def' see one in my future!  I bought the "Ice man" for uber cold days and for a town jacket. I am really a fan now.  

 

I love patagonia pants (their jackets don't fit me well) and my favorites are the powder bowl and this season I picked up the new "untracked pants" great material; unique feel, its soft shell-like, very soft and has a lot of stretch, not overly baggy but with enough room and articulation built in. Nice micro-fleece backed material too. Its 3L gore tex. Nice feature is they put a mesh backing on the thigh vents to keep snow out.  

post #40 of 55
Thread Starter 

     Don't want to be cool. Not me and never into the latest trends/fads. Nor do I want to be invisible, Nor do I want to make a fashion statement. Just don't want to wear the uniform 75% of skiers wear, black pants, blue or red jacket. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. As Qcanoe stated "fits really well and feels really good, and......", why not. Also, skiing is expensive as it is, so you can get these pants all over the place for much less than $100. Many of jackets can be had inexpensively. And this is not a monetary thing with me either. I am not concerned about how inexpensive OR expensive(well, there IS a limit to HOW much I will spend) .I simply like to be different and am looking for ideas. Plus some colors, regardless of me being color blind, I do not really care for, AND as I've stated before, do not want to look like John Daley on skis. Not to mention, by now getting ideas on colors I've never thought about wearing, when searching for jackets having these colors, I am coming across brands I never thought of, or heard of, I am seeing some great stuff. I also like Patagonia, yet don't care for the new colors, and their jackets I am not into the patterns. I also agree with Finndog, their jackets are odd fitting.

post #41 of 55

Everyone should certainly wear what they want but either way, you are picking something purposefully. So whether or not its a "just wear whatever" or colors that you like that look attractive, you have chosen to wear them so there's really no difference; you are making a statement either way.....   So you can go the route of the "poor ski bum" look or the "Park rat", "wealthy groomer guy" , "race pro", "BC pro" "skittle kid" or the "regular guy" look (black slim cut pants are mandatory), they all have a "look".  Steamboat for instance is the "wear no real color" look.  wear blacks, brown, dark greens all together as to blend together :D  I like wearing colors that are not usually thought of as matching but work when all together like Wooly did.  


Edited by Finndog - 11/16/13 at 6:08am
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Flylow Higgins jacket is a fantastic shel (credit to Seg for pointing the way)l; full msrp is 325.00 and its about perfect for western skiing,  really well designed and thought-through.  I prefer softies or hybrids for our weather. You don't need full on H20 proof and the soft shell adds a touch of warmth, is quiet and moves better.  I def' see one in my future!  I bought the "Ice man" for uber cold days and for a town jacket. I am really a fan now.  

I love patagonia pants (their jackets don't fit me well) and my favorites are the powder bowl and this season I picked up the new "untracked pants" great material; unique feel, its soft shell-like, very soft and has a lot of stretch, not overly baggy but with enough room and articulation built in. Nice micro-fleece backed material too. Its 3L gore tex. Nice feature is they put a mesh backing on the thigh vents to keep snow out.  
The Untacked series for this year is great. I too like the design and construction. Did you try the jacket? I am suprised you said it doesn't fit you, IMHO it does fits much better thn last years Powslayer. I went with the brick jacket with the sage pants.
post #43 of 55

Hey I didn't think you were selling that line this season!  I also got the drab-green (color tip- drab color with bright mix) 

 

No, I didn't try the jacket but I would be up for it. I like that purple.  The fit of the pants is def' dialed in. They are pricey but you are getting a lot out them, I also like the yoke in the back for more protection from cold wind and the dreaded ass-ice syndrome.  

 

 

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-untracked-jacket-ski-snowboard?p=29865-0

post #44 of 55
Thread Starter 

Hi Wooley,  Jacket from STP???  Never heard of it.

post #45 of 55

Sierra Trading Post. Marmot Precip. Just bought another one in orange yesterday for $45.47. For a mid layer I choose one of my vintage Made in the USA 100% wool sweaters in my collection.  I get them for $10 - $20 at Goodwill. I am snobishly cheap.

post #46 of 55

Alohaed.  Go to Sierra Trading Post's website and sign up for their Deal Flier.  They'll email you coupons.  Be patient.

 

Yesterday, I saw this Marker 3-in-1 in Gore-tex Performance Shell for 180.

 

You'll go broke saving money once you sign up.

post #47 of 55

yeah, don't buy until its at least 35% off their listed prices. Be careful though, their product descriptions are often off so do a search on the product. 

post #48 of 55

the higgins is bomber 4 years in mine and no tears in the fabric its just REALLY dirty and the velcro needs redone. it stands up to woods use really well.

post #49 of 55

STP has a good number of Outdoor Research in stock right now. OR stuff is GREAT. Really well thought out designs with fantastic quality. I see there is a pair of the Axcess pants on Geartrade in gray. Keep in mind they do run large...

post #50 of 55
Thread Starter 

     Nice jacket that "Precip" AND that color too. But it is only a rain shell. Yet I think I decided on my next outfit. As Finn and Phil discussed, I will go with Patagonia. I already have a pair of their gray Powderbowl pants a few years old. Since then I have increased in girth. I will get their Herb WiIlow Green slim Powderbowl Pants and their Teal 3-in-1 Snowshot jacket. Yeah, yeah, I am getting blue, which I said I wouldn't.  I do have a question though. Pardon my ski wear ignorance. I know pit zips are there to cool us off. Yet, they are on the outside shell, which has no insulation. The inner zip out quilted liner(like their brick style ones) has the 60grams of it. Which is all I need, since their Cap 3 base layers are great underneath. When the weather gets windy and frigid, I can also wear their R1 jacket. But to my question. Even on all the other high tech shells out there, what good are the pitzips, when they are not worn for warmth, only for wind and rain, and any mid layer underneath has the warmth and have no pitzips.  I am cold most of the time and haven't used my zips. Just curious though.

post #51 of 55
Pit zips allow vapor from your sweat to escape, and help keep you from getting clammy.
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dino View Post

Pit zips allow vapor from your sweat to escape, and help keep you from getting clammy.

 

 

unless you have neoshell.

post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post


unless you have neoshell.
Would be nice if Patagonia tried using Neoshell. Have you tried it? Seems like different applications have yielded a range of results re durability.
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by Alohaed View Post

     Nice jacket that "Precip" AND that color too. But it is only a rain shell. Yet I think I decided on my next outfit. As Finn and Phil discussed, I will go with Patagonia. I already have a pair of their gray Powderbowl pants a few years old. Since then I have increased in girth. I will get their Herb WiIlow Green slim Powderbowl Pants and their Teal 3-in-1 Snowshot jacket. Yeah, yeah, I am getting blue, which I said I wouldn't.  I do have a question though. Pardon my ski wear ignorance. I know pit zips are there to cool us off. Yet, they are on the outside shell, which has no insulation. The inner zip out quilted liner(like their brick style ones) has the 60grams of it. Which is all I need, since their Cap 3 base layers are great underneath. When the weather gets windy and frigid, I can also wear their R1 jacket. But to my question. Even on all the other high tech shells out there, what good are the pitzips, when they are not worn for warmth, only for wind and rain, and any mid layer underneath has the warmth and have no pitzips.  I am cold most of the time and haven't used my zips. Just curious though.

I use my pit zips a lot, it's amazing how much difference they make. Days frequently change on you after you head out of the locker room. You can be cold on the way up, then one run changes all that or suddenly the sun does things the weather man said weren't going to happen.
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Alohaed View Post
 

     Nice jacket that "Precip" AND that color too. But it is only a rain shell. Yet I think I decided on my next outfit. As Finn and Phil discussed, I will go with Patagonia. I already have a pair of their gray Powderbowl pants a few years old. Since then I have increased in girth. I will get their Herb WiIlow Green slim Powderbowl Pants and their Teal 3-in-1 Snowshot jacket. Yeah, yeah, I am getting blue, which I said I wouldn't.  I do have a question though. Pardon my ski wear ignorance. I know pit zips are there to cool us off. Yet, they are on the outside shell, which has no insulation. The inner zip out quilted liner(like their brick style ones) has the 60grams of it. Which is all I need, since their Cap 3 base layers are great underneath. When the weather gets windy and frigid, I can also wear their R1 jacket. But to my question. Even on all the other high tech shells out there, what good are the pitzips, when they are not worn for warmth, only for wind and rain, and any mid layer underneath has the warmth and have no pitzips.  I am cold most of the time and haven't used my zips. Just curious though.

If you're using pitzips effectively, they give you a range of warmth that will hopefully cover early morning and mid-day, exertion and long lift rides, changing weather conditions, etc.  It's what I shoot for most days although I'll ski with a pack if I don't think I can cover the day's range without adding or subtracting layers.

 

Even though it sounds like you've made your decision, I'd just add that when I see a good skier dressed brightly (i.e. orange pants, neon shell) and then notice later in the lodge they're in their sixties or seventies, I think it's pretty cool.  It kind of says I'm older but I haven't lost my enthusiasm and am committed to enjoying every day.  Of course, just the fact that an older person is skiing says that but younger clothes and colors makes it even more apparent.

 

BTW, 57 is hardly old.

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