My Location: Whitby Ontario Canada
Jacket's Waterproofing/Breath ability: 20000mm
Jacket Performance: Great in all conditions, no matter what the weather is this jacket stays dry and always breathes, more then enough for all conditions here in Ontario
My Location: Whitby Ontario Canada
Jacket's Waterproofing/Breath ability: 3,000mm
Jacket Performance: Great in sunny conditions and light snow, but any heavy snow, fresh snow, or rain and this thing soaks up... good for park skiing crappy in percip tho...
i am curious to what waterproofing gets the job done in dif parts of the north america, for example here in ontario 10000mm is perfect but I bet in other places that doesn't cut it... thats why I made this thread
its called curiosity, people often ask me in the shop if there going on a trip to (fill in place here) how high end a jacket they need, so I am curious... also, post count has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, just because you have a high point count doesn't mean you know a lot, and just because you have a low post count doesn't mean you don't know a lot... post counts don't reflect intelligence what so ever...
what are you retarted? the purpose is to get an idea of what level of waterproofing is ideal for skiing in different parts of north america... i.e. if you ski where there is a lot more snow or damper percip you need higher waterproofing...
My Location: Montreal, Quebec
Jacket's Waterproofing/Breath ability: 10,000 mm or whatever. skied rain and snow and never got wet. its sex
Jacket Performance: Really warm and never get wet.
So instead of reading a book on it or something, youre gonna scroll through all these posts and dodge the bullshit ones like mine? also are you retarded? if you have a high post count one can assume youve talked about more things on ns than me. Therefore, youve been exposed to more knowledge and youre more likely to konw that information. I didnt say you had to know this info, i said one would expect you would indicating you had a greater probability of knowing it. wow im a huge a geek.
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+50,000nm-don't remember but it is insainly high for skiing or anything else
Lets just say I wear it white water kayaking in the summer.
great for anything, got hit with a firefighters hose and it was dry on the inside(I wasnt wearing it).
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short for g/mm/24hr, but basically tells the number of pores per square millimeter I believe. So, the larger the number of pores per area means smaller pores meaning it prevents any large particle of moisture to get through but still allows air to release
I just want to finish a season healthy, is that too much to ask? :/
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Stevens Pass, Washington, home of the concrete crud that is Cascade powder. I have an Orage Air Project jacket, and despite its rather low waterproofing/breathability (10,000 mm for both I believe) its actually alright. I have more issues with my Oakley Lab pants (must be 5000mm) on wet pow days. For skiing in the Northwest, 15,000 mm is about bare minimum.
Also, for me, I usually just wear a t-shirt and thermal layer under the relatively thin jacket. Warm northwest and hiking for turns usually still makes me overheat.
Its eVent, so it is pretty amazing. I need to redo the Dwr on it, but considering how much use this thing has, it works really well.
Quiksilver Tundra Pant 25,000
Gore-tex. These things rock the house, but the inside insulation can get gnarly on warm days, and the seam allowances are ridiculously short so I deal with a bit of blowouts.
Helly Hansen Logan 5 Pant Supposedly 10,000
Nice when it is warm out, but I hate these things when there is precip. I don't think they match what Helly says they are waterproofing wise, but they feel really sick.
This year, I bought outerwear that was very waterproof as I suffered through a wet season with 5,000 and less outerwear. 20,000 would cut it, but I hate being wet and skiing in the rain when everyone else is bitching in the lodge just makes me feel happy inside.
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pants are quicksilver, 5k is a siver, 10k is a burton.
The outerlayer of my pants soaks up water pretty quickly, but I've skied hours on end in the pouring rain with them and the inner layer has never soaked through. The burton 10k is pretty good, its kind of old though and doesn't bead like it used too, the siver one has yet to soak through.
I live in Washington, so basically you'd have to deck yourself out in 5 layers of tarp to stay dry all the time.
My Location: Seattle WA
Jacket's Waterproofing/Breath ability: I think it's 10k at most
Jacket Performance: I'm happy. the other day at snoqualmie it was dropping wet snow but I stayed quite dry despite standing outside for 15 min waiting for a van.
jacket:forum field jacket
performance:great in all conditions, is super nice on the hot days and could, sheds water great if its a wet day, and is super warm if it cold. overall best jacket ever, but the fur does get kind of annoying
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