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For a Solid, Stylish, Moderately cheap suit I would have to suggest the First Drop Suit and get in there and buy some while their big sale is on!!
This Suit performs like any other suit, it is a shell jacket but to be honest has the feel of something that has an insulator such as Down feathers in it. This to me is great because you feel like you are warm enough in most temperatures and the suit is baggy enough that an extra layer does not even change the fit. they are very windproof, very waterproof and very comfortable.
IMO this product looks super steezy comparable to that of the oakley corked/air raid suit only with far more customization and color options. I went with the Black jacket and red and black pants I also ordered white sleeves just so I could mix it up a little every now and then. I will probably be ordering some of the new colors they are offering next year so I can keep it fresh.
I would say the suit is pretty good for its money. I got the jacket and pants when they were doing a special deal if you bought the whole suit you get like 50$ off and free shipping or something like that but I felt a little ripped off just based on the timing of when i bought it because about 2 or 3 weeks later they started their end of the season sale where I could have saved far more.
I love the fit of First Drop Outerwear, at 5' 8" and previously not being the most "steezy" person I was a little worried at buying L jacket an XL pants but I barely have any regrets. My only regret would be the XL pants for anything other than park as they fit like parachutes and probably about double as wide as my previous Large Orage pants.
They were holding up super solid until my first tea-towel on a a rail of the season where it left about a 4 or 5 inch slice in the ass region of the pants, I am going to Email First Drop and see what they say about their warranty that they advertise as incredibly good and i expect to have to pay about 20 dollars for repair, I will update in the comments when they get back to me.
From the moment David Lesh told me about First Drop, I knew I wanted to rock his gear. Lesh is one of the coolest cats in skiing, and has helped Newschoolers out a ton over the years with some stellar content, so I expected nothing less from his foray into the outerwear realm.
This year's offerings from First Drop are a huge step up from last year, both in the fashion and functionality departments. I've already rocked this new suit amidst the bitterly cold winds of Breckenridge, Colorado and during rainy days on and off the hill in Whistler and Vancouver, and it's kept me both warm and dry, all while looking good and trading high fives with other happy First Drop customers.
The first thing to mention is that First Drop is the only company with a customizable color picker, so you really can't go wrong. For myself, I love Sweden, so the blue/yellow color scheme that matches the national flag of one of my favorite countries in the world was a must. Although I personally didn't mind it, the chest pocket is gone this year, but the new design still has plenty of places to store your goods. The shell jacket feels a bit on the thicker side of things to me than many other companies out there, but not too thick that I end up sweating like I'm in the Sahara. And when winter turns to spring, best believe I'll be taking advantage of the zip-off sleeves to get my tan on.
At 5'9 I rock the Large, but for all you gangstas out there, be sure to check out the XL, because it's big. Real big.
So far so good. No rips, coming apart at the seems, frostbite or wet body parts to speak of.