First let me say, thank you NS for showing so much interest in First Drop. Expect an official "launch" this weekend. The website is still being worked on, and my new things will be happening in the next few weeks.
Expect real dope pipe gloves, basketball jerseys, new flat-brims, and other goodies. You can place multiple separate orders and everything will get combined and shipped together, that is not a problem.
To answer a few of your questions. Yes the middle pocket in front is a little different, but let me assure you it works flawlessly. Anyone who saw me skiing early season at A-Basin can attest that the pocket always stays put, and is very useful. The magnets do a great job. The pocket is also low enough that it allows you to still rock a partial open coat without a problem. It really only hangs over by a little over an inch, it just looks like more because of the center zipper flap.
For the price, I wanted to price it low because I know how much it sucks to cough up $900 for a North Face or Trew suit. So I thought $420 with free shipping was pretty affordable. Expect prices to jump a little after pre-orders end.
As far as the ship date goes, I estimated on the long side. I am hoping to ship before then. Next year you can expect early pre-orders in the summer, or possibly no pre-orders at all, direct shipping in the fall. But this year, anyone who wants a real dope first year suit should jump on it. The designs/colors will change next year.
For the waterproofing, a few of you were spot on. Anything over a few hundred MM is insignificant, and only hinders breathability. I was lucky enough to get a personal demo at the REI HQ in Washington and they showed me first hand what a scam the whole waterproofing rating was. Trust me, the suit will keep you warm, ventilated, and dry. I guarantee it. The fabrics and materials have been hand picked by me and they are the most durable materials money can buy, nothing thin and cheap.
The suit also has a medium weight liner for warmth accompanied by mesh for breathability.
The suit is honestly the most comfortable thing I have ever worn.
For the hoodies, there will be full sizing and color availability posted in the next day or so.
Glad you hear everyone is stoked, and please feel free to contact me anytime. I guarantee fast, amazing, and helpful customer support. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org since it is easier to reply than a NS message.