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post #31 of 46
 I would sooner pay for a Krypton then ski another boot for free. 
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

Arcteryx - The real thing, not overpriced gaperwear. Try a piece or two and you'll be sold.
 
Just out of curiosity, what do you and others consider "overpriced gaperwear"?
post #33 of 46
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(I'm thinking I'd rather deal with my hatred of mittens than not being able to move my fingers.)

I have gloves that are mittens, and inside they have a thin glove. There is a zipper so that you can take your thin gloved hand out of the mitten, and they won't be AS COLD as bare skinned hands. I take lots of pictures too! :)
post #34 of 46
 I have always skiid on Volkls, I love them. Getting a new pair this month, not sure what though, any input would be appreciative although I don't want to highjack the thread haha. 

As for other wear. Arcteryx sidewinder shell, LLBean mittens with the glove inserts, North Face fleece, some under armor, and I'm good to go! 

Gotta love the pit zips on the arcteryx and the northface 
post #35 of 46
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Just out of curiosity, what do you and others consider "overpriced gaperwear"?
 

Phenix, Spyder, and certain others. They know who they are......
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by Laurieee06 View Post

(I'm thinking I'd rather deal with my hatred of mittens than not being able to move my fingers.)

I have gloves that are mittens, and inside they have a thin glove. There is a zipper so that you can take your thin gloved hand out of the mitten, and they won't be AS COLD as bare skinned hands. I take lots of pictures too! :)


Do you know what they're called I wouldn't mind getting a pair of those.
post #37 of 46

Regarding cold hands-I wear thin glove liners inside my regular gloves. They really help-just rememeber they need to be washed occasionally......

Skis: 5 pairs of Atomics. I like the way they ski, plus it's fun blasting past the wannabes on their big dollar Volkls (flame suit on!)

Boots: On my second set of Atomic boots.

Goggles: I like Briko, but would be willing to look at anything that works

Clothing: Despite the gaper image, I've had great luck with Spyder pants.They seem to take a beating and come back for more. Jackets-whatever high quality brand that's on sale-if I like the look. I picked up a Cloudveil last spring at half price-we'll see how that holds up.I never seem to be in the right place and time for a deal on Arc'teryx even though I like their stuff.

post #38 of 46
probably sounding like a wannabe rich kid, but its just what i like/is always on sale in our store...

skis : volkl...wanting to switch...
poles : leki (snap in snap out is very easy and quick)
helmet : poc (apparentley i have a round head...)
mittens : reusch
jacket : volkl, spyder
gs suit : fila/spyder
long underwear : what ever is on sale
training pants : spyder
boots : technica...
bindings : marker....
post #39 of 46
Skis: that oughta be obvious!
Outerwear: Spyder because they're warm, they last, and they actually make them big enough to fit me.
Poles: Goode, will never buy anything else for freeskiing.
Helmet: Giro cuz they just fit my tiny little kiddie-sized head
Oakley: Love the Stockhom!
Bindings: Marker or Salomon
Boots: Lange, unless I find something that fits better and performs as well.
post #40 of 46
Whatever brand loyalty I once had has pretty much gone away over the years.

Fact is (okay, fact, so far as I can tell, is): there's more variation from product to product within one brand than there is between two brands. This seems increasingly to be the case. I'm not totally sure of the reason. It may partly be due to the fact that items wearing different brand names may come out of the same factory (and items wearing the same brand name may come out of different factories). Maybe clever marketing staffs being more aggressive about utilizing the goodwill associated with "quality" brand names by attaching the same name to lower-quality items.Of course, with the rather dramatic reduction in the number of brands that even exist in the skiing world, particular names have increasingly become "we make everything anyone could want" marks, rather than having any specific meaning.
post #41 of 46
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Marmot Randonee gloves - wow.
 

Marmot is a good solid company, however I found the Randonee glove wore out quickly, and wasn't as waterproof as I need. I've since switched to Hestra exclusively.
post #42 of 46
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Marmot is a good solid company, however I found the Randonee glove wore out quickly, and wasn't as waterproof as I need. I've since switched to Hestra exclusively.

I have 3 or 4 pairs of Hestra's (damn you SAC), and agree that they have excellent quality, but when it's really cold out, it's the Randonee's. Always. No durability issues with my pairs with about 60-70 days on them.
post #43 of 46
Brand loyalty is a relative term, isn't it.  For some, the best brand is the brand that works for the least amount of money.  For others, we'll be brand loyal, but we'll hunt to the end of the world to find those brands on sale.  Last are those few who will pay whatever for a brand that they want.  For me, I'm between the first & second.  Currently my brand loyalty is:
Arcteryx shell & pants = best I've found yet
Underarmor = warmest I've found to layer
Volkl (Mantra) = have skied Volkl for years and yet to find a ski I like better
Boots are currently Technica Dragon 120 but I have no loyalty to Technica.  I am a believer in working with your boot-fitter to get the best boot for your skiing and foot. 
post #44 of 46
I wear Bogner exclusively!  Calvin Klein undies and socks knitted by my Grandma!
post #45 of 46
steelman, you can keep your socks, but everything else must go. There are new prohibitions for the Wasatch....
post #46 of 46
 As exepensive as they are...I still don't think that anything I have ever worn tops my Arcteryx sidewinder
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