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post #31 of 50

Its all good--but its all about personal choice

One of my mantras is never judge--If you think Kjus is best thing on market and worth $1,200--I'll drink to that--its your sport and your money. Personally--I had the opportunity to put on on..it fit me poorly and I didnt like it. I'd neve part with my Arctweryx shell....I must say comparing Arcteryx to mailbu is just simply not accurate,,,,,they are both high end, premium priced well made garments...BMW versus Mercedes...All I'm syaing is I dont like Kjus--thought I 'd put it out there....

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post #32 of 50

Kjus only Quasi Lux

If you want the high-end, the folks that bring us Carradan Skis, which start at $12,000 per pair and go to...wait for it...$65,000 per pair (for the artist-signed version), also have a clothing offshoot called "Pantha".

Pantha sells for $8000 for a Jacket/pant combo. It's apparently color-coordinated to your $19,000 skis.

I saw this stuff advertised in Winter Ski Magazine, a Texas-based publication. Guess it's geared to oil tycoons that did well when oil was $147 per barrel.
post #33 of 50
Well those oil sheiks will undoubtedly line up to buy that setup....I know I would. I mean if you are worth a few billion, and making the $100k that it would cost to outfit you in Carradan gear was less than one afternoons worth of "work" then sh!t why not!
post #34 of 50
There's a thread on TGF. Ugly clothes, but hot model

CJ
post #35 of 50
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Even for science?...just jokin' I'm sure with all that gear, you're goin' to 'at least' be the best lookin' on the hill! I always strive for that! You know how some women have this thing for shoes and handbags? You see, it all started when I worked in the snowsports industry as a merchandiser and buyer...you guessed it, for 'ski clothes'. Well, my sister and I have the 'ski jacket, beanie disease'...we just can't help ourselves...it's 'bad'. Oh well, I guess it could be 'a lot' worse. Have a great season.
Thanks, you too. Oh, and if you think you have a problem, my wife's friend is seriously considering an Hermes hand bag... at $36k!

CJ
post #36 of 50

Kjus Pikes Jacket

I found the Kjus Pikes jacket at SkiCenter.com for $949.95. Best of all they offer free shipping AND returns on everything! Hope this helps.
post #37 of 50

Kjus pikes jacket

I paid $800 for the pikes jacket. I skied Okemo Friday at a temp of -8. 3 layers and the jacket. Meet all expectations.
post #38 of 50
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Regarding the polymer functioning to absorb heat and release heat, wouldn't it be possible to create the same effect using a zipper on your current jacket? Don't mind me, I 'm just upset that I want a Kus and can't afford it. I'd be curious to hear from the people that have this technology if they think it really works and makes a noticeable difference
My wife bought me one for Christmas. I don't think she loves me anymore because she only bought me the $800 model. She had a 20% off coupon, and the jacket was 20% off already, so she got it for a hair less than $500. I never heard of it before, so I asked a friend who runs the mountain ski shop and swlls them. He told me they use all the best materials even in no-critical areas and every seam is laser cut and sealed. He also said after getting one, he sold all his ski jackets at the swap, and bought another one. I tried one on with a fleece, to see if I should downsize, and the saleperson told me to take the fleece off, since no other insulation is needed.
My only experience so far, is I skiing in it in 10 degree weather with only a turtleneck underneath, and I was comfortable. I also skied in a slight rain and the rain just beaded up but that's what all brand new jackets do, so ask me after my 50th rain storm. And it's comfortable as heck, and comes with a man purse....
post #39 of 50
Well, I skied recently with my bro and nephew who can afford the high end ski wear. Both wore slick looking new Kjus Jackets. Both had main zipper malfunctions. Not impressed.
post #40 of 50
Anybody know the difference between the jackets? It's pretty hard to tell from the website. I have the formula jacket now but am thinking of upgrading.

Thanks,
CJ
post #41 of 50

CJO- We may be a little late to the party, but which jackets were you interested in the difference between? Formula and Pikes?

 

We're here now, so feel free to shoot any questions you may have.  Reach out to us here or via Facebook, Twitter (@kjususa), or the KJUS USA blog.

 

Hope you had a great season and still have some days ahead-

Michael Collin

Brand Manager

KJUS USA

post #42 of 50

Hi Kjus,

 

i currently own a fusion jacket, and while very comforable and warm, i need something a bit less warm for spring days.

I was looking at the star which has vents, and fusion doesnt. 

which one would you recommend and why?

post #43 of 50

Hi Feanor-

The Fusion is one of my favorite jackets for it's versatility.  Glad you like it.

 

It is the only full featured ski jacket KJUS offers that isn't insulated.  I suspect that you are wearing less layers under it for spring.  If not, do so and try skiing with out the powder skirt (it zips out on the Fusion)- they also act like a vent.

 

The Star, Excel, Pikes, and Formula jackets all have zip ventilation.  However, they are all insulated.  The Star for example has 60 grams of PrimaLoft.

 

This season KJUS introduced it's first 3 layer shell the X3 which is 4-way stretch and has zip ventilation.

KJUS X3There are still a few out there.

 

post #44 of 50

Thanks, Michael.  I actually lost (had stolen?) my Formula jacket.  I was pretty bummed for a couple of weeks until I ran across a great deal on your older Typhoon jacket.  I have to say, it's one of the nices jackets I've seen.  I also have the Hi-Tech pants, which go well with it.

 

CJ

post #45 of 50

 Wow, first let me say thanks for the fast reply, thats amazing.

Also i do love the fusion, its awesome, too bad it doesnt have vents. As its warmer than any other insulated eider or spyder i had before (thats a good thing), but the vents would come in handy for future releases.

 

I wanted to get a pair of performance pants in dark grey as you have them in your website, but no one seems to have them in their stores, let me know if i could order a pair of performance online as i cant seem to find it anywhere.

 

 

 

post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by CJO View Post

 

Thanks, Michael.  I actually lost (had stolen?) my Formula jacket.  I was pretty bummed for a couple of weeks until I ran across a great deal on your older Typhoon jacket.  I have to say, it's one of the nices jackets I've seen.  I also have the Hi-Tech pants, which go well with it.

 

CJ


Losing a jacket is never a good thing, but sounds like you reversed the situation into your favor.  Enjoy the Typhoon.

 

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Originally Posted by feanor View Post

 

 Wow, first let me say thanks for the fast reply, thats amazing.

Also i do love the fusion, its awesome, too bad it doesnt have vents. As its warmer than any other insulated eider or spyder i had before (thats a good thing), but the vents would come in handy for future releases.

 

I wanted to get a pair of performance pants in dark grey as you have them in your website, but no one seems to have them in their stores, let me know if i could order a pair of performance online as i cant seem to find it anywhere.

I'll pass the no vents comment on to product development.  Likely too late for 09/10 collection.

 

As for the Performance pant in dark grey (we call it dark shadow), that's going to be a tough nut to crack.  Only a handful of shops ordered them this season.  We don't have any stock of them and we don't have the luxury of real-time stock updates from our dealers.  Your best bet is to call each of them directly and see if they might have any in stock in your size.  Here's a list and phone numbers of our dealers who might still have some-

 

Performance Ski- Aspen  970-925-8657

The Boot Doctors- Telluride 800-592-6883

Ski Haus International- Steamboat 800-932-30919

 

Best of luck!

post #47 of 50

Again, thanks for the fast reply!

 

I have called a handfull of shops and they dont have them, I will call those you provided and try.

thanks again! 

post #48 of 50

Last week,  Hamilton Sport in Aspen still had some Kjus in stock at 50% off.  Performance still had a lot, but wasn't discounting as much.  Lot's of stuff on sale this year!

post #49 of 50

Cool thanks ill check with them as well.

I check in all the others and they dont have it.

 

cheers 

post #50 of 50
I own a Pikes Jacket, and a Typhoon.  I have experienced some severe adverse Skiing conditions and although I'm not a NY Wall Street tycoon, I have the means to buy a $1300 jacket.  The reason I chose these are the fact that, when you do your research, you get what you pay for.  During the long lifts, I have heard the sounds of misery sitting next to me and I have not had the pleasure of feeling what they felt, even at -27F with wind.  I prefer to enjoy comfort no matter the condition, without looking or feeling like the Michelin Man.  The Kjus jackets provide this at +35F down to that -27F.  I had a blast during that extreme cold trip and hit the Summit lodge only for my ritual 10:30 Hot Chocolate.  I have never been limited by weather, and so far, the Kjus has not hit its limit.  The way I figure it, I plan on keeping these jackets for many years and when this cost is divided up, the cost is quite reasonable.  As far as a fashion statement, most people couldn't identify the difference between a $1300 Kjus, and a $60 LL Bean, and from what I have experienced, most don't care.  My focus is on the sport and my personal comfort.  My recommendation is to buy the best jacket, with the most features, and keep it for years.  If you tear up jackets regularly, then this jacket will outlast others, but wouldn't be a smart choice.
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