About to buy a new jacket for the upcoming season. I cant decide between the Wolfgang and the B-Dog jacket. I live in Wisconsin so when it's not spring skiing it's pretty damn cold. Of course the B-Dog jacket will be much warmer considering it's not a shell, but this is where I come to a dilemma. The B-Dog jacket has NO vents, besides the removable sleeves, and since I don't alway want to be rocking the vest it's going to get pretty toasty while spring skiing. Or I guess I could just by a sweatshirt and wear that, but then there's no waterproofing. Also it's only 10k/10k which is pretty poor for a $320 jacket.
As far as the Lethal Wolfgang jacket goes, I had one last year. The durability was so/so. Did they change the construction at all? I wasn't always the biggest fan of layering but it's better than having no option at all for cooling down (besides the sleeves) like the B-dog. This jacket also is cheaper too, I'll pay $80 less than the B-Dog because I plan on buying LDC pants too. The rating on this jacket is 20k/20k which is far superior to the B-dog for a lot less.
B-Dog Pros: Super warm, look super sick.
Cons: No vents besides removable sleeves, only 10k/10k for $320.
Lethal Wolfgang Pros: 20k/20k, nice vents, save money
Cons: Don't like the look as much, concerned on durability.
Which jacket will be the better choice?