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  1. Crossett

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    I'm going skiing in a couple months and I don't have any ski clothes. I know i'll need a jacket and pants, and browsing around it looks like i'm going to have to spend around $400 for them... :ugh:

    Enough of you guys live up north, where's the best/cheapest place to buy this shit? Is renting it viable? I've heard it costs almost as much. What else should I make sure I take with me?

    I know this is kind of off topic, but fuck the main.
     
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    sierrasnowboard.com has some fantastic deals right now
     
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    check out the 50-70% off section
     
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    :cool: thanks
     
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    You could always wear jeans on the slope :mamoru:

    Growing up we called that "Texas Gore-tex"

    As for your question, Costco has some surprisingly good deals on long johns and coats
     
  6. Dress in layers. Don't wear cotton.
     
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    When I was in HS, I'd hit the slopes almost every day after classes. Long johns (if it was really cold), base layer (either neoprene or polypro), hoodie and then a shell on top and bottom (this is the part that needs to be waterproof really)
     
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    check out Duofold for long underwear. shit keeps you dry and warm.

    +11ty on no cotton against your skin (or at all if you can prevent it)
     
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    why no cotton?
     
  10. Cotton kills.

    It doesn't let go of moisture easily, and it has 0 insulating properties when it's wet. It just keeps taking heat from you.
     
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    :werd:

    hunting, in the swamp i fell down once and my camo pants were completely soaked. got back to the truck to change socks/pants and boots and my duofolds were COMPLETELY dry. I was stunned.
     
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    what does this mean

     
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    i came in when i saw cold climate clothes but then i saw you need them for skiing so my closet with 1 side full of bright orange and the other side full of camo assorted jackets, sweaters, coats, rain coats, don't apply lol, you'd look pretty goofy with head to toe camo skiing some slopes

    i surf a bunch of internet sites as well as going to the clearance areas etc at sporting good stores
     
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    This. Cotton is fine if you are just going to be wandering around town for a bit (if there is a chance of snow you probably won't want to wear it since the snow will soak it through).

    For an experiment on why you don't want cotton: take a pair of jeans and soak them through. Then put them in a dry area (not outside) and see how long it takes them to dry.

    Then try the same experiment with polypro, wool or neoprene. You'll be amazed.

    The other fabrics are nice because they wick away the moisture from your body as well as retain less of it.
     
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    skiing is fucking awesome. im going in febuary, maybe ill run into you on the slopes.... :x:
     
  16. Don't forget, they'll also insulate when they're wet.
     
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    :rofl:

    I'm going in Feb too!!
     
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    you're in texas. that's MORE than enough. might actually be too warm.

    I actually like to wear a thinner jacket/pants when I ride, because I can always go back to the jeep and layer more or take more off if need-be. If you have a jacket/pants that are TOO warm, you're fucked
     
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    i think it's awesome when i pull my poly stuff out of the washer and hang them up. they barely sit there for 20 mins and are dry :mamoru:
     
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    also, Smartwool makes fucking incredible winter socks. have about 8 pair of them for winter, and they're the same thing. I think they're a blend of poly/wool or something. i've had them soaking wet too in around 10 degrees and my feet werent even cold. and that was in just leather hiking boots, not winter boots
     
  21. Speaking of cold climate, this is the coldest day of the season here so far. It's currently 37° here. It was 28° this morning.
     
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    it says it has "pit-zips for air flow" too

    http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/Special-Blend-Circa-Snowboard-jackets.asp

    that's what i'm looking at, the $50 one not the $200 one
     
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    38 here, supposed to start getting some snow later this week or early next week. but the way they've been forcasting shit, it'll be 50 again next week
     
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    I'm so excited, i've never seen snow deeper than about half a foot. :o
     

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