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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

This may be an odd request - but I just booked a trip to Antarctica and looking for a jacket that can be used for that trip and my regular Ski trips out west  ...

 

Don't need a ski jacket - just a top quality insulated jacket that can take some abuse but still work for nights out at the ski resorts ..  

 

Top of my list was Arcteryx theme parka but cant find any in stock ... and Canada Goose Constable Parka but also non in stock ..

 

What else is out there in that league ? 

 

Thanks in advance !!! 

 

NNN 

post #2 of 10

I don't know what your price point is, but since you were looking at Arc'teryx - 

 

http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Arcteryx-Men-s-Macai-Jacket_10220058_10208_10000001_-1_

 

?

post #3 of 10

Based on your choices, are you trying to keep to an 'urban' style?

I would have pointed at the WM Snowjack but the Ion is more urban:

http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=products&page=Down%20Garments&cat=Jackets%20and%20Vests&ContentId=63


Feathered Friends'  Icefall  is another one that can be worn around town.

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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys - and yes, trying for an urban style jacket that I can wear on my ski trips --- and tough enough for this Antarctica/Patagonia trip as well....  

 

The Arcteryx Theme was perfect - I just don't understand why these retailer don't keep these items in stock ... 

 

I will check out your recommendations ... thanks again... 

post #6 of 10

^ you might get more hits if you put the r in.     'Acrteryx Therme'

post #7 of 10
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^ you might get more hits if you put the r in.     'Acrteryx Therme'

And even more if you spell Arc'teryx correctly.
post #8 of 10
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^ you might get more hits if you put the r in.     'Acrteryx Therme'

 

 

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And even more if you spell Arc'teryx correctly.

 

Thanks for the tips - What would I do without you two :) 

post #9 of 10

What kind of trip to Antarctica? Those trips span the zone from cruise ships zipping by, to trips with lots of hiking in the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica proper. 

 

As far as I know, outfits that will do a bunch of stuff on shore (Lindblad, Quark, Hurtigruten, etc.)  generally provide appropriate jackets (not the very best, but quite adequate). They also each have a preferred color (i.e. Lindblad is usually red, Quark yellow, etc.) and they like their customers in that color when they are looking around to see where said customers are. 

 

IMO, except for the cruise ship thing, an urban style or athletic cut jacket is suboptimal. You definitely want something that'll take layers underneath. Layers ranging from a light sweater to some fleece + a down sweater/jacket. And with a hood. For my two cents  - any good 3-ply is ideal. But 2-ply or a lightly insulated jacket with a good quality  waterproof/breathable outer layer is a fine enough choice. You can probably expect anything from spring-like weather to blizzard (or katabatic winds). Sometimes transitioning in mere moments.

 

I like Norrona. Arcteryx is great. Etc. Really any good quality brand will have you covered. However, remember salt water is incredibly hard on Goretex (and similar). And when zipping around in a zodiac,or messing about in an inflatable kayak, etc,  some splashing is likely. So that could be an argument for going less than uber-super-duper-delux.... Especially for the rain pants part of your outfit.

 

Also, if you are going to be going on shore a bunch - Muck Boots Arctic edition will be your friend.  I was skeptical. No more.

 

Bottom line after all that - if your operator provides a decent jacket, I'd go with that....

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
 

What kind of trip to Antarctica? Those trips span the zone from cruise ship's zipping by to trips with lots of hiking in the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica proper. 

 

As far as I know, outfits that will do a bunch of stuff on shore (Lindblad, Quark, Hurtigruten, etc.)  generally provide appropriate jackets (not the very best, but quite adequate). They also each have a preferred color (i.e. Lindblad is usually red, Quark yellow, etc.) and they like their customers in that color when they are looking around to see where said customers are. 

 

IMO, except for the cruise ship thing, an urban style or athletic cut jacket is suboptimal. You definitely want something that'll take layers underneath. Layers ranging from a light sweater to some fleece + a down sweater/jacket. And with a hood. For my two cents  - any good 3-ply is ideal. But 2-ply or a lightly insulated jacket with a good quality  waterproof/breathable outer layer is fine enough choice. You can expect anything from spring-like weather to blizzard (or katabatic winds). Sometimes transitioning in mere moments.

 

I like Norrona. Arcteryx is great. Etc. Really any good quality brand will have you covered. However, remember salt water is incredibly hard on Goretex (and similar). And when zipping around in a zodiac,or messing about in an inflatable kayak, etc,  some splashing is likely. So that could be an argument for going less than uber-super-duper-delux.... Especially for the rain pants part of your outfit.

 

Also, if you are going to be going on shore a bunch - Muck Boots Arctic edition will be your friend.  I was skeptical. No more.

 

Bottom line after all that - if your operator provides a decent jacket, I'd go with that....

 

Thanks for the info...

 

We are taking the the Ocean Nova in January --- http://expeditionsonline.com/vessels/expedition-ships/ocean-nova/    ---  think its 5 days in Antarctica with shore excursions each day ... After that we plan on spending another 4 days in Patagonia for some fly fishing and general exploring .... 

 

I currently have an Arc'teryx theta jacket (spelled correct thanks to the guys) for skiing and layer accordingly ... but I don't have a good jacket for other winter activities (Sledding, Snowmobile, going out at night for dinner, etc) and thought this would be a good opportunity to spend a few $$ and get something that will last ... 

 

Thanks again ,,,, NNN 

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