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phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jan 18, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
You are a good Dad!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
First Ascent, the Eddie Bauer mountaineering company, makes world class stuff and is having a kick assed sale right now. Their microtherm down shirt is super light but warm for rock climbing or backcountry skiing as a layer, and is on sale for only $99. 800 fill Euro down. Great price. For downhill skiing you can go heavier and get a better shell.

http://www.eddiebauer.com/catalog/product.jsp?ensembleId=43502&&categoryId=28068&categoryName=JACKETS-AND-PARKAS&pCategoryId=16&pCategoryName=OUTERWEAR--BLAZERS&gpCategoryId=2&gpCategoryName=MEN&ggpCategoryId=1&ggpCategoryName=EB&catPath=~~categoryId=28068~~categoryName=JACKETS-AND-PARKAS~~pCategoryId=16~~pCategoryName=OUTERWEAR--BLAZERS~~gpCategoryId=2~~gpCategoryName=MEN~~ggpCategoryId=1~~ggpCategoryName=EB&viewAll=n&pg=1&cmPathInfo=null

http://www.eddiebauer.com/EB/Sale/index.cat

This thing. They have a hooded version for a tad more change. Good stuff.



ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
If you want to know about Patagonia products. Go to http://www.patagonia.com
and click on the chat feature.

Cheers!
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 18, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
When I was your son's age decades back I asked my parents for a North Face jacket it was what all the cool kids in the ski movies were wearing.

On Christmas I opened a box with.. a North Face jacket. But under it was a Helly Hansen jacket. They said the guy at the shop said it was better. I tried them both for about 1/2 day each and agreed. The Helly Hansen was better, more comfortable, more features, lighter, softer. I returned the North Face one.

So that's an option, check the return policies, buy him a couple/few and let him pick his favorite.

After that Helly, my next was another Helly, now I'm on a Marmot. Often getting a good deal is a major factor. I don't think I've paid over $150 for a jacket.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Yeah, when those Brits fired Jannu without tents back in the mid-70's they were using Helly Hanson and Mountain Eqiupment gear. Good call, I'll check that out.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 18, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
#1 son turns 20 on 1/22

omfg

man it goes fast
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 18, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Didn't see RAB mentioned. Great company from the UK and makes excellent products. I know cause we sell them at Nomad Ventures. Cheers, Dude, and I agree you are a great Daddy! lynne
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
man it goes fast

It gets worse, Kerwin. Hanna became a teenager this month and is rocking mascara and an iPad, taking guitar lessons, wants a Fender Strat, and after skiing since she could walk is transitioning into snowboards. wtf? Can we go back to '85 so I can spill champagne on your floor then we'll barnstorm Neuvo on NYD with crushing hangovers?
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jan 18, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Also, use the promo code: DEEPSNOW to get up to 30% off at the Patagonia website. This is for friends and family ONLY, so if you're not a friend...

joking about that last part.

Ha ha!
McKenzie Long

climber
Mammoth Lakes, California
Mar 21, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
This may be a little late, but OutdoorGearLab just finished a ski jacket review. It is a women's review, but the men's is coming soon!

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Ski-Jacket-Womens-Reviews

Your son might be interested in the men's equivalent of the winner, the Patagonia Primo Down, which would be excellent for both skiing and winter camping:
http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Ski-Jacket-Womens-Reviews/Patagonia-Primo-Down-Jacket-Womens

Hope you both are having fun out there!
McKenzie Long

climber
Mammoth Lakes, California
Apr 4, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
The Best Men's Ski Jacket: Found!

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Ski-Jacket-Reviews
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Pebble Wrestling.... Badly lately.
Apr 4, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Imagine that!!! If you spend $650 on a jacket it is actually better than the ones that cost less than half that. But not by much. Stoopid reviews.
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