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"Park Wear" In the Backcountry?
I'm just curious on who wears brands like Jiberish, Tall T, 4bi9, and any other so called "park wear" while skiing anything else besides park. I ask this because I wear all those brands but I'm TRASH at park so I stick to backcountry.
most people i know wear some form of outerwear while skiing. why do you gotta get all segregatory?
brands like Jiberish, Tall T, and 4bi9 do streetwear lines and produce some media, not outerwear you want to depend on for bc mission. Armada however makes excellent outerwear that looks and functions great if youre skiing in a terrain park or national park. I like 'park wear' brands like virtika that make stylish outerwear but are considerably less expensive, but they mostly sell impractical insulated outerwear to teenagers and have a somewat limited selection of shells that bc skiers and most adults in general prefer
I used to always ski with a jiberish hoodie and a coaches jacket that wouldnt keep me that warm or dry... This year my dad gave me his old patagonia down jacket (he's a coach and they got armada jackets this year) and good lord it's nice being warm. I wear a mammut shell that I found for like $100 over it and it's all I need for anything.
It doesn't matter the brand, just make sure it's a shell that you can pack well that wont be bulky or heavy.
out of the brands you posted, Flylow and Marmot both make good technical shells that work great in the backcountry. I use an Arcteryx or Black Diamond 3L Goretex shellset for my backcountry stuff. they work great and are packable.
I have noticed the more dedicated BC brands are focusing on keeping cool while touring as well as staying dry. Also they are getting away from bulky oversized hard shells. That would be the only practical reason I can think of to be picky about brands.
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