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post #61 of 68

Pit zips that require 2 hands to zip/unzip - DOH! :dunno

post #62 of 68
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Who cares if it's up or down?     It is still a bucket for snow and rain.    Only the angle of attack changes. 


And a collar without a hood acts as a funnel to direct the rain into the jacket and down your back. You'd have to be in a hurricane to get rain or even snow into a hood that fits properly and is adjusted right.

 

Or simply have a hood that doesn't fit properly, that cannot be adjusted right, and that cannot be removed

 

I'm sorry you have a jacket with a badly designed collar. 

post #63 of 68
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Or simply have a hood that doesn't fit properly, that cannot be adjusted right, and that cannot be removed

 

I'm sorry you have a jacket with a badly designed collar. 

I don't. I have a shell with a splendidly designed, beautifully fitted hood, which I would not remove, even if I could. I have owned jackets with crappy, ill-fitting hoods, but they were all the removable kind.

post #64 of 68

absolutely agree.. it seems like the cheaper jackets have the loops in the right places.  I have tried all the zipper pulls for the tix, and not comfortable with any of them.  THERE is one IN the pocket...   completely useless for anything else.

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xela? why wouldnt the hood be up if snowing or raining?

 

The thing is, I wear a helmet and a neck gaiter.  A little bit of rain or a moderate amount of snow is no big deal.  If it gets beyond that, I'll want the hood.  The problem at that point is that my helmet and neck gaiter are wet and the hood is full of something cold, about to sluice down my neck.

 

The only scenario that really works for an attached hood is if I start the day with it on and leave it on.  Otherwise, I'd really like to keep it in a pocket or backpack until needed.

 

I'll admit the hood could be useful in dry situations if it's just plain cold and windy.  There would be no penality to putting it on after having it off.  Where I ski, such situations are rare.  Usually I can get away with helmet, neck gaiter and Masque.

post #66 of 68

If you have complaints about a jacket, why did you buy it?

 

Shouldn't this thread be called "The I'm Dumb and I Bought The Wrong Jacket and This Is Why Thread"?

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If you have complaints about a jacket, why did you buy it?

 

Shouldn't this thread be called "The I'm Dumb and I Bought The Wrong Jacket and This Is Why Thread"?

 

They no longer make many, if any good ski jackets with the features discussed by some above.   More like a "wouldn't it be nice if they made/brought back xyz thread" to me.

post #68 of 68

What I miss is the zippers that unzip from the bottom as well as the top, as they allow you to open up a little on the warmer days without wearing a parachute when its only closed at the bottom.  But when open from the bottom you sort of look like a super hero when the bottom of the jacket gets picked up by the wind :rolleyes.

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