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05-19-2007 09:10 AM
Valiente
Quote:
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy
With the exception of reflective tape ( which could be done yourself ) my snowboarding gear meets these requirements and at half the cost of Marine brands

Just thought I would throw that out there
Same idea as my Banff rain suit. I think it was made for spring skiing and/or bicycling. Goretex is Goretex...and I prefer to just have the "shell" taken care of and to provide the "insulation" as required.
05-18-2007 07:47 PM
poopdeckpappy Well, that settles it, I'm headed for the internet corner, to hold my stick and get the grap zapped out of me.
05-18-2007 06:47 PM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy
With the exception of reflective tape ( which could be done yourself ) my snowboarding gear meets these requirements and at half the cost of Marine brands

Just thought I would throw that out there
One problem with snowboarding gear. A lot of it is insulated...and during a summer or spring rain, might be a wee bit warmer than you'd want. Most marine foul weather gear isn't insulated, depending on the wearer to layer clothes as needed beneath it.
05-18-2007 05:09 PM
eherlihy
No Skiing behind a sailboat!

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With the exception of reflective tape ( which could be done yourself ) my snowboarding gear meets these requirements and at half the cost of Marine brands

Just thought I would throw that out there
I did a quick comparison with my Nordica Ski Parka (about $500 ten years ago), and my kid's Pacific Gear SB Jacket. My parka has shoulder pads (and ski-bibs* have knee pads) that are made of a similar cloth weight to the exterior of my foulies. But the overall the weight of the cloth used on the winter gear is nowhere near the foulies.

Also the stuff in the second set of bullets:
Quote:
  • Heavy nylon zippers for strength
  • Cloth that covers the zipper, held with velcro - so that water does not penetrate through the zipper
  • High visibility hood material (Florescent yellow) with a bill to keep rain out of my face
  • Cinch at waist, arms, and around hood to keep water out
  • Attachment points for whistle, and emergency locator beacon (flasher)
dosen't really compare between the Foulies and the winter gear...

* From what I remember of them. The winter here in the North East was so crappy (no snow) that I didn't even bother to get my bibs out of storage. This is the first year in about 30 that I didn't ski once.
05-18-2007 04:46 PM
Cruisingdad Nope. Just for that you have to sit on the stool and hold the Solar Stick - leads attached to your body. 100 amps flowing through you...

- CD
05-18-2007 04:34 PM
poopdeckpappy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
You are trying to stir up trouble...
Uh Oh, do I need to go stand in the corner of the internet
05-18-2007 04:18 PM
Cruisingdad
Quote:
With the exception of reflective tape ( which could be done yourself ) my snowboarding gear meets these requirements and at half the cost of Marine brands

Just thought I would throw that out there
You are trying to stir up trouble...
05-18-2007 04:14 PM
poopdeckpappy I would add though, that my current SB gear would not be a good choice due to visiblity in a MOB situation

But SB gear is an option
05-18-2007 04:06 PM
poopdeckpappy
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Originally Posted by eherlihy
SD, as usual, has some excellent points:
  • Inner and outer cuffs for the sleeves
  • Retro-reflective tape patches
  • hand warmer-type fleece lined pockets
  • Ventilation
  • High fleece-lined collar
  • Hood
  • High bib and back on Pants
  • Pants that will accept (go over, and cinch down on) boots

With the exception of reflective tape ( which could be done yourself ) my snowboarding gear meets these requirements and at half the cost of Marine brands

Just thought I would throw that out there
05-18-2007 12:22 PM
Valiente
Quote:
Originally Posted by chappyonice
I've been looking into foul weather gear and have checked out both the marine vendors like Henri-Lloyd & Gill as well has higher-end consumer products like Columbia. What are the benefits of paying the higher marine prices for an average daysailor over gear like Columbia's IBEX rainsuit? With a layer of fleece underneath you'd stay dry and warm on a cool rainy day right?

Columbia IBEX Rainsuit

Interested in your thoughts.

Todd
I have been informed that the foul weather gear I use in Lake Ontario (a Henri Lloyd pair of bib overalls, Gill seaboots and a Banff Gore-tex rainjacket with longish arms for bicycling) is fine for both here and the Caribbean, where the jacket might be worn with lycra shorts and sandals.

I have worn long underwear, boots, jeans, Goretex pants, a thermal undershirt, a wool sweater, a wool cap and neoprene gloves for going out on Lake Ontario in the winter, though. Some clubs overwinter in the water, and it's possible to bash through the ice to get to the nearby open water.
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