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Snowboarding Gear Dilemma

specialblend

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Hi guys so I need some opinions.

Snowboarding season is a little less than a month away now and I always get new gear every season. This season I was thinking of doing something a little bit different and getting into a newer line called Holden, but I always like my go to brand called FourSquare.

I've got two outfits in mind and I need a quick opinion.


Holden; Now this outfit is trim and tailored, not what i usually get into for snowboarding. The jacket isn't Nylon like they usually are. Instead its waterproofed canvas and has minimal details.


Foursquare. Loud, thats all there is to say. THis is the trend on the hills.
 

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Is this going to be exclusively for snowboarding or are you planning on wearing the jacket around during the winter?
 

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I might get a bit of streetwear out of it, yeah. It wouldn't be my primary streetwear jacket though.
 

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Is the Holden Jacket as waterproof/breathable as the Four Square?

Although, if you're throwing corked 540's, no one will care what you're wearing.
 

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The second one is really bright and trendy which is gonna get you a lot of attention on the hill. And you're going to need some skills if you want to wear an outfit like that otherwise you'll look like a poser who just spent $500 on a snowboarding outfit. Foursquare makes nice and warm jackets which I'm sure you know so that's another plus. The downside of this one is you're going to look goofy wearing it on the street. But in a city like Vancouver I'm thinking it doesn't get cold enough to wear it very much.

I don't know anything about Holden and I'm not really a fan of it for streetwear or the hill.
 

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Originally Posted by CarbonatedTsoda
I don't know much about snowboard fashion....but the second jacket, no offense, makes you look like a clown.

The current snowboard fashion is to look like a clown, seriously. Kind of like hip-hop fashion.
 

specialblend

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Originally Posted by aging in rhythm
Is the Holden Jacket as waterproof/breathable as the Four Square?

Although, if you're throwing corked 540's, no one will care what you're wearing.


The Holden one is rated to 10,000mm and the Foursquare one is only 5,000mm

So yeah even though its not nylon its more waterproof and actually more breathable.
 

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They are both fine. Half the riders on the hill are wearing pink, blue and yellow two sizes too big so it isn't like the second one is anything outrageous. Holden is good stuff. Good luck and let it snow...
 

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Originally Posted by phildo
The second one is really bright and trendy which is gonna get you a lot of attention on the hill. And you're going to need some skills if you want to wear an outfit like that otherwise you'll look like a poser who just spent $500 on a snowboarding outfit. Foursquare makes nice and warm jackets which I'm sure you know so that's another plus. The downside of this one is you're going to look goofy wearing it on the street. But in a city like Vancouver I'm thinking it doesn't get cold enough to wear it very much.

I don't know anything about Holden and I'm not really a fan of it for streetwear or the hill.


Its actually just a shell, anything else is too warm. I'm not worried about looking like a poseur because i can throw down with the best of em. Its more of a 'should i change my style question'? The gangster thing is prety much over, trends are more going towards 80s punk rock, everything is slowly getting slimmer and riders like Joe Sexton and Simon Chamberlain are changing the face of style on the hill.
 

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I snowboard quite a bit and I do see a lot of kids dressed like your second look. I stress "kids". I like first look better, but for me it wouldn't matter as there is zero crossover between what I wear on and off the slopes.

YMMV
 

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Holden is the king of steez on the mountain, by a mile. (Unless it becomes overly popular, I can't see myself buying anything but...)

#1
 

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Like someone said, you better have some significant skill to pull off the candy cane jacket. I roll around Bear and Snow Summit with my fake snow and the only people who sport the weird stuff are either crazy good or douche bag posers.

IMO 5,000 mm is fine for jacket, but pants should be 20,000mm or goretex.
 

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Also, why is your 'go to' brand FourSquare if your handle is Special Blend?
 

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