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How would Causwell (10k) hold up in the pnw?
I ski here in the pnw so it's pretty wet most of the time. i've been riding saga for the past 3 years (the old anomie gear) and i think that is 20k gear. After 3 hard seasons it's about as waterproof as a towel. and i just can't make it waterproof again. but how would causwell hold up? it's only 10k so thats my biggest concern. I know trew is a better option but i can't spend 900 bucks on new outerwear. all you broke college kids feel my pain ahahaha. thanks for the help guys.
For skiing in the PNW, I'd say 20K at least ( two layer if your budget requires, but preferably three layer). It will rain, and if you're stuck in 10k you'll regret it.
Saga and Trew seem like the best options out there to me.
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thats what i was thinking. i've had everything from 5k to 30k gear. the only reason i like causwell is the price for the look. 400 for a suit isn't bad. but i also hate being wet. lol.
well it also depends on where you ski. sure 10k works at say mission ridge for the most part, but at stevens pass you would be soaked. At white pass i would do at least 20k
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i ride white pass every day i can so it's gotta be warm and dry.
I've ridden 5k Bonfire outerwear in PNW waist deep pow. I had a budget of $150 for outerwear. You can shred whatever you want.
I have a bonfire jacket, although I live in Nj. One time I went up to hunter in Ny and it was snowing the entire time, but it was a wet heavy snow. My jacket was soaked on the outside, but I was dry on the inside. That was my only layer other than under amour and a t shirt if I remember correctly. I don't know the specs on the jacket, but it's a decent piece of outerwear.
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The Causwell stuff holds its waterproofing very well!! 80 days on mine last year and was still running strong in the spring... For the money you save from a 3layer piece you might wanna give it a try! you can use a spray on dwr to add repellency..
The new Saga stuff is 3layer 20/20 and is $400 for a preordered suit
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And it is 20/20k for what? a week? Mine lost most of its waterproofness in a couple of weeks.
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I skied in rain whit my saga and he hold up greatt.
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Not sure but from what I've seen with mine, It holds up really well for it being used almost 75 days this season. I've beeen skiing when its been wet snow/raining and I was dry as a whistle.
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If you're happy with your current suit, you could just re waterproof it. Buy some tech wash, and then you can either get a spray on water repellent or a wash in. I think jackets with a liner inside (such as saga require a spray on, but I'm not sure if that's completely necessary. Some private research on your part would be needed to figure this out if this is the route you want to go. It won't be quite as good as factory water repellent, but should be pretty close if you do it right.
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