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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Being somewhat poor and looking to save a few bucks on equipment I am considering buying a used shell jacket. Is this a wise thing to do or am I kidding myself that this is a good way to go? The jacket is last years Patagonia primo for $175.
post #2 of 12
If it is in good condition, then go for it. If you do some internet searches you can find tons of deals as well.
post #3 of 12
I prefer not to call it "used ski gear".

If you find some "experienced" gear(clothing, skis, etc) with a reasonable amount of care, you should be able to get a deal and be happy with the purchase.

With the wonderful world of the internet, you have resources to find out if the asking price is fair in relation to the "experience" of the Jacket.

Money saved on a bargain can be better spent on skiing!
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
It is a patagonia primo Gore-Tex XCR jacket for $175. I think it is basically the same as the 07 version but lacks the arm pocket. I just bought my season pass and that set me back and I need some other gear as well. So, I am leaning towards purchasing the coat.
post #5 of 12
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=58039

no brainer......just do some research on this and make me an offer...Soft shell and totally waterproof.......
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=58039

no brainer......just do some research on this and make me an offer...Soft shell and totally waterproof.......
You can trust Finndog with his "experienced" gear. And you'd do well to have some of his good karma.
post #7 of 12
I'd pay a bit more for Patagucci because of their commitment to eco friendly manufacturing. I've never paid as much as $175 for a jacket though.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
You can trust Finndog with his "experienced" gear. And you'd do well to have some of his good karma.
this jacket is brand new, with tags never worn. I have a connection that keeps me stocked with all kind of goodies, Just search for all the stuff I have sold. thanks Trek!
post #9 of 12
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I am interested but I am not sure about a soft shell vs a hard shell.
post #10 of 12
MMMMMMM TACOS! [a soft shell vs a hard shell]
post #11 of 12
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I am interested but I am not sure about a soft shell vs a hard shell.
You won't find a more fair and honest person to deal with. The price is right.

I use a softshell when temps go under mid teens and don't move to a hard shell unless it's steady wet or near zero and windy. Depending on where you ski a soft shell could be a go-to jacket for all but the nastiest of weather.

Good luck!
post #12 of 12
thanks Med. As it turns out, I am going to keep it. My h2o hardshell is wearing out and this is really a sweet softie. I had one in the past and it stayed dried even after extended periods in hard rain. Sorry. Grab that Pati jacket. Call the shop and offer them less.
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