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I NEED a New Jacket & Ski Pants

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well... The title says it all. With all these threads about ski clothing, I figured I would start my own.

Here is what I currently use:
Karbon Equipe Series Jacket (2001 vintage)
Northface Pants (full side-zip, etc, 1997 vintage)

I love my curent gear but it is OLD and really starting to show its age (I got picked on at LGC3 for having such old ski clothing). I really want to have the same durability that my Karbon jacket currently has, and since I think that Karbon is no longer in business, or at least not like they were, i am probably stuck going to another company. Pants are less of an issue, but I want them to be very warm, still lightweight, good ability to move (not baggy), and have a full side zip that is covered by a full length velcro flap. Let me know if you have any brand suggestions...

Later

GREG
post #2 of 21
Greg, what are your thoughts in general? Are you looking for more race style gear or more longer/fuller cut stuff?
post #3 of 21
Spyder, The North Face, Arc'tyrex

What priceclass are we talking about?
post #4 of 21
If ypu're a mens small, I have a Marmot Cat Track insulated jacket new with tags in the sale forum right now. It's roomy fo a small.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Greg, what are your thoughts in general? Are you looking for more race style gear or more longer/fuller cut stuff?
Race style.

Here is what I am considering at the moment:
Jacket
Pants
post #6 of 21
Greg, that's a sweet jacket with a lot of nice features. The 20Kmm Entrant is excellent stuff. I like it better than Gore-tex. At $400, thats a good value. Pants look good too. 60grams should be plenty warm. Not sure if they are as h20 proof as jacket.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Any thoughts on pants? I don't have to order from one place necessarily, I just thought it might be easier.
post #8 of 21
Wow. I think that's the most expensive jacket I've ever heard of.
post #9 of 21
Shucks Greg, you missed out on this one!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=016
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
Wow. I think that's the most expensive jacket I've ever heard of.
Well, it has to last another 5 - 10 years.
post #11 of 21
Good stuff ain't cheap and it's worth it, especially if you use it. I will check the pants out a little more. The jacket is a great choice.
post #12 of 21

Go to Sierra Trading Post...

...www.sierratradingpost.com

You'll find tons of good stuff at very attractive prices...
post #13 of 21
Kjus or Phenix but your gonna pay!
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
I really want to have the same durability that my Karbon jacket currently has, and since I think that Karbon is no longer in business, or at least not like they were, i am probably stuck going to another company.
http://karbon.net/collection_mens.html

I have a Hydrogen and a Hydrogen Lite that I got on sale last year. The fit is decent and the 100g model is nice for the colder days. I'm not sure about the durability. The lite has a one inch area where the seam thread broke (needs fixing).
post #15 of 21
i love mountain hardwear! their jackets are real nice. probably a notch below arcteryx but much better than TNF.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
http://karbon.net/collection_mens.html

I have a Hydrogen and a Hydrogen Lite that I got on sale last year. The fit is decent and the 100g model is nice for the colder days. I'm not sure about the durability. The lite has a one inch area where the seam thread broke (needs fixing).
Where were you able to get them?
post #17 of 21
GReg, the fabrics seem to be very good and I would think you can't go wrong with the pants as well. I am sure you could return once you get, Right? Looks like very high quality. I would get these if $ is not an issue.
post #18 of 21
http://www.karbon.net/access.do?ch=c...jt_forceBody=Y

Greg, this is the list of KArbon Dealers in NY, don't know if yo could just call them. To be honest though, the goldwin and Haile stuff looks much better. (quality-wise)
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Kjus or Phenix but your gonna pay!
amen,,,, The Kjus stuff is fantastic.
post #20 of 21
I have a halti softshell (bought from SRD) that’s much better made than almost anything you see on this side of the Atlantic. Goldwin is known for being conservative euro looks but also absolutely bomber construction. At that price point I’d also look at patagonia and Arc’Terex. Also if you can find it Schöffel is my favorite. Fantastic construction and understated, but great lines.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
amen,,,, The Kjus stuff is fantastic.
Another vote for Kjus. Excellent quality, and ever better fit. (I'm biased though - Kjus is Norwegian )
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