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wdietsch

Soft Shell Jackets

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cj001f said:

JoshK said:

Yes, which pisses me off even more considering they are a canadian company, so their prices should be less than patagucci et al if anything. Arcteryx makes nice stuff, but their clothing is priced ridiculously high.

 

Thre stuff is way pricey, but their GTX is about the same as others, or a little more. A $180 windshirt is almost twice the price of the Marmot Driclime. Admitesly Arc'teryx's stuff is sewn in Canada (which is more expensive than China, if only slightly smirk.gif) And there website sucks, but everyone's is starting too (like BD's new one)

 

its about selling more if you charge twice as much for it cause then all the status conscious yuppies wear one. they COULD charge basically cost plus ten but then they wouldnt be a MAJOR BRAND yellaf.gif and none of you scott'brandnames would own bird everything

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Since my other jacket has gone MIA, I've been browsing the web to find a replacement soft shell jacket with no hood.

 

I'm really leaning toward the MEC Ferratta, but, wonder if folks who have tried some of the heavier Powershield garments think it's really much better for all around use or if there is a noticable difference at all (other than the price).

 

I tried on the new Pattagucci Core Skin which seems like a nice one, maybe a little warm for all around use. Found it on sale for $150 so that's not outa the ball park.

 

Also considered just getting one of those Arcteryx Skaha Shirts which is a Schoeller dynamic bare bones pullover and really light - 10 oz but at the same price as the patagucci, well, it's a paradox.

 

Too many options right now in the softshell market, maybe I'll just get a windbreaker from the Salvation Army. cantfocus.gif

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schoeller better for summer, pshield better for winter, tossup for spring and fall.

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Dru said:

schoeller better for summer, pshield better for winter, tossup for spring and fall.

 

I better get one of each then. rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

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Bronco said:

I tried on the new Pattagucci Core Skin which seems like a nice one, maybe a little warm for all around use. Found it on sale for $150 so that's not outa the ball park.

 

Hey Bronco ... where did you find it at for $150

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wdietsch said:

Bronco said:

I tried on the new Pattagucci Core Skin which seems like a nice one, maybe a little warm for all around use. Found it on sale for $150 so that's not outa the ball park.

 

Hey Bronco ... where did you find it at for $150

 

right here - http://www.activeendeavors.com/sale.asp?sec=sport

 

free shipping and no sales tax, but no returns so you'd better be sure of the fit and can handle the nice flourescent green color. hahaha.gif

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cause I have a shell jacket with a hood and if it's crappy weather, I'll layer it over my soft shell.

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SuhWeet. Extremo and I are gonna rip it up this winter. Wonder if they make a core skin one piece suit??

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I've heard good things from core skin owners. Be careful you don't accidently signal down a plane when you are skiing in that fluorescent thing.

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iain said:

I've heard good things from core skin owners. Be careful you don't accidently signal down a plane when you are skiing in that fluorescent thing.

 

keep telling me what I want to hear!

 

My mind was made up from the get go anyway, I just wanted to get some more justification so I don't feel so guilty buying another jacket while all my kids beg for lunch money. rolleyes.gif

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you guys are ruining my thread with your spray

Awww wittle crying kitten. Just go get the MEC jacket. They are pretty good at about 100 smacks.

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hmm there are some areas of Burnside here in Portland where that jacket would not be safe (not to mention the person inside of it).

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Dryskin and PS are totally different fabrics. I have the Ferratta and will be adding an REI One jacket to it in the fall. I think the One will be better for skiing and it's way more styling for wearing around town. yellaf.gif

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Bronco said:

is this jacket ugly enough that it wouldn't get stolen?

 

 

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that shit needs a homemade drawing of a spiky head skull on the back with sumpin like 'heroin' written in big red letters. no theft then amigo.

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allison said:

Dryskin and PS are totally different fabrics. I have the Ferratta and will be adding an REI One jacket to it in the fall. I think the One will be better for skiing and it's way more styling for wearing around town. yellaf.gif

...and it fits like a garbage sack... thumbs_down.gifthumbs_down.gifthumbs_down.gifthumbs_down.gif

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