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post #31 of 48
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Has anyone had any experience with the 07-08 Avalanche National Uniform CSIA Jacket? I'm wondering how warm it is, and general fit.

Thx.
I have an older one with 150 gm thinsulate that is very warm. It is made for standing around more than hard core skiing. Mine is very roomy. I can't imagine stuffing a fleece under it, it is so warm. Avalanche make great jackets. IMO, the pants are even better.
post #32 of 48
BigE, thanks. I'm 6'4" and about 200 lbs. I have longer arms and generally have trouble with all clothing, including jackets. I had a Spyder but found it too tight and a little short in the arms. I'm thinking 2xl, but I don't want the body to be huge. Any advice based on your situation and size of jacket?

I would buy the pants as well, but I picked up a pair of Spyder coaches bib pants from an authorized US seller for dirt cheap at end of last year (less than half what i would pay locally and no taxes!)

Thx.
post #33 of 48
I had a Spyder jacket a few seasons ago that I liked a lot. Sort of a blocky cut, real comfortable, looked great. Unfortunately it was a light cream/off white color and impossible to keep clean, especially in spring when the cables started dripping. When a stranger in the lift line shouted "hey dude, clean your jacket" it was time to let it go.
I'm seeing a lot of bright white gear this year. Maybe it cleans up better now.
post #34 of 48


I love my spyder jacket. All i have to do is wear my base layer underneath. Warmest, most versatile jacket i have ever had.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by luck11 View Post
BigE, thanks. I'm 6'4" and about 200 lbs. I have longer arms and generally have trouble with all clothing, including jackets. I had a Spyder but found it too tight and a little short in the arms. I'm thinking 2xl, but I don't want the body to be huge. Any advice based on your situation and size of jacket?

I would buy the pants as well, but I picked up a pair of Spyder coaches bib pants from an authorized US seller for dirt cheap at end of last year (less than half what i would pay locally and no taxes!)

Thx.
Your size may be a problem. 6'3" and 250 was perfect for the 2xl and the pants-- it was still roomy.

Now, I lost about 40 lbs, and the jacket is very roomy, but I like it. The pants still fit! An XL would probably fit much closer, but I really like the room -- it allows for more air to circulate, and I stay dryer.....

Try contacting them and send them some of your measurements, let them tell you what is the best size..... I got mine in Beaupre, at their factory outlet, and did not see an XLT, but ????
post #36 of 48
I've gone everywhere and done everything in my Patagonia white smoke- its just so damn comfortable when it comes to temp regulation whether it be a 55* fall downpour or a -10* blizzard. The only change I would make to it would be to have a non-removeable hood rather than the zip-off it comes with.
post #37 of 48
Thanks BigE.

Got the sizing from Avalanche and sizing is right where it counts (sleeve and body length, and it is smaller in the body width than my current Columbia Titanium, which I float in.

So I am going for the XXL (by the way, this years is also 150 gm Thins). Great deal for CSIA members.
post #38 of 48
Glad to hear there are some other Solstice fans! I have a Solstice shell that I got maybe 5-6 years ago. It's been a great jacket - fits well, has a nice power skirt, easy to access pockets and a snap off hood. I also remember it being pretty moderately price which is a plus as well.

Thanks for posting that link - I hope they can make it. They made some nice stuff.
post #39 of 48
Glad I could help. Let me know what you think of it when you get a chance to use it.
post #40 of 48
I bought a knee length reversible(green and blue) down quilted Coach's jacket probably close to 20 years ago now at a Willi's Pre Season sale for I think I paid $100. I still have it and usually wear it once or twice a year in extremely cold weather. Its like wearing a sleeping bag, but you can unzip the bottom so your legs aren't bound. It makes a very cold day very bearable.
post #41 of 48
my favorite and still today is my Pro mobius parka electric Red navy and yellow. 3/4 length for cold days -10 to -20. My Spyder for other days above -8. I also have a desant {sp} gortex shell for spring that I like. im wearing the parka today its -17 me and the kids are heading out in an hour. Hopfully it will get to -12 the high. Berrrr. going to have to ski hard today! 60cm overnight!
post #42 of 48
I grabbed a Spyder off backcountryoutlet sometime last season. I forget the model, its one of the higher up ones that the outlet had super marked down. I like it better than anything else I own, my only complaint would be that its too poofy. Wearing a pack with it gets a little annoying.

I'm thinking next time I have a few hundred burning a hole in my pocket, I'm going to pick up a jacket from beyondclothing.
post #43 of 48
Arc'Teryx sidewinder!!!

I get hot and tend to sweat alot when skiing. Goretex is the only product I have found which legitimately breaths/sweats while keeping exterior water out. That being said, thin durable gore shells (pick your poison) with a good smart wool base layer and a good wicking insulation layer and I am good to go in almost any condition. When it gets really cold and I break out my trusty patagonia R19 fleece.

I like Arc'teryx by the way for the fit and durability. Bomb proof.
post #44 of 48
OK Just for nostalgia:
Red TNF with Mother Karen's Powder Pants. Anybody care to gues the year?

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post #45 of 48
This year I splashed out and bought a Arc'teryx Stinger jacket, and LOVE it. It is a shell jacket, so great for BC as well.
post #46 of 48

..another runaway carrot!..;-);-)

Got my new/unused burnt orange/red Marmot gtex something jacket in August just outside of Okemo ~2003 @a little over $100. Maybe not the newest in design but it kills wind, is super comfy, and breathes out of this world! There are other colors that I like better but the breatheability of this thing is too good to let go...
post #47 of 48
One jacket that I loved was the Patigonia Nitro. Circa early-mid 90's. The fit and pocket placement was spot on. However H2NO plus coating was like wearing a plastic bag.

I dig my current 3 layer Titanium. It is actually a spring multipurpouse piece with stretch on the arms through the back. Gotta have stretch fabric. Super simple w/ two hand pockets, one chest, waterproof zippers, zip off hood (wear helmet, don't need/want it) and pit zips.

For super storms the CS Titanium Golf Plaid Pro it hitting the mark. One of the best materials I've ever encountered.
post #48 of 48
Rossi Mutix jacket.
Gore AirVantage system(you can blow inside the jacket), which seems to work on a colder days. I havenĀ“t been on a mountain -25C and up, but -18 C was very OK.
I have always loved the red/black combo, and those little rossi badges which are made from reflective material.

different colors-orange is red
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