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  Thread Started By:   Ryan66   On:   Sunday 08/01/2017 @ 14:42 Show Newest First    
Ryan66
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  #1  Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 08/01/2017 @ 14:42
I'm having a week snowboarding in Slovenia next month. I used to be a reasonable skier many years ago but never tried boarding. Any sites and brands that people could recommend for half decent kit please. I understand that snowboarding clothing has slightly different requirements from skiing gear
Thanks
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BigSouthernJess
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Hampshire
  #2  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 09/01/2017 @ 13:39
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Kind of depends how much use it's going to get.

But simple places to start ate Decathlon, Trespass etc for reasonabky priced kit.

Sportspursuit and Blue Tomato are two online sites that spring to mind for good discounts.

Depends what shape you are to some extent - I look for a 36-37" inside leg trousers, so tend to like to try stuff on before I buy.

Also always worth going to a local specialist shop. Just try not to use their time and advice to then shop online... :-s

Jess
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MrEgg
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  #3  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 09/01/2017 @ 21:43
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Always worth check sportsdirect & TKMaxx
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chango
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Merseyside
  #4  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 11/01/2017 @ 12:41
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Another vote for TK Maxx and Decathlon here.

Aldi have got ski wear in tomorrow. Their thermals and socks are more than good enough if you're just starting out.
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gyro247
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West Yorkshire
  #5  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 13/01/2017 @ 15:00
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I've been riding for 20 years or so and always gone for the slightly better and more techy jackets and pants.

This year I had a go on the cheaper end gear.....I'm old enough now to not give a sh*ite about what anybody thinks about the brands I'm wearing

I bought a Surfanic jacket This one

Just got back from two weeks in Colorado and loved it.....and it's still like new with no sleeves falling off or seams coming apart.

We had one really wet snow day and it kept me completely warm and dry.

Thumbs up from me
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chango
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Merseyside
  #6  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 13/01/2017 @ 15:53
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gyro is right. most of the gear you can buy is more than adequate. Ignore the marketing bs and spend money on lessons and lift passes, not on expensive £300 jackets and pants which (in my experience) rip just as easily as the £80 ones.

Also are currently selling 10k waterproof/10k breathable jackets for £35. Pants for £30.
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philw
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  #7  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 13/01/2017 @ 21:49
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£300 sounds pretty cheap. But you're right, none of that matters. When I look at someone riding I never notice the brands they're flashing, I notice if they can ride or not.

I never ripped a jacket though - that sounds like rider error.
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MrEgg
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  #8  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 13/01/2017 @ 22:17
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QUOTE (philw - 13/01/2017 @ 21:49)

£300 sounds pretty cheap. But you're right, none of that matters. When I look at someone riding I never notice the brands they're flashing, I notice if they can ride or not.

I never ripped a jacket though - that sounds like rider error.

I ripped my pants last year & scratched my googles the same time
arse over tit or tit over arse - no idea which way it was - happened so quick.
Your point is valid. Bought the goggles 3 days earlier & the pants in the end of season sale 9 month previous (ie not used before)
so £30 for a new goggles lens & managed to get a pair of Planks Bib for a bargain price ready for this year!
All the gear & no idea
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chango
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Merseyside
  #9  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 14/01/2017 @ 08:31
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Wasn't exactly rider error that caused the jacket problem....Spent around $400CAD on a flashy burton jacket whilst in Fernie. Caught my sleeve on something in a door mechanism getting on a bus....leaving a nice inch wide rip in the fabric. $400CAD down the pan.


Same trip a friend fell into me whilst I was filming him, dragging his board edge across my leg, causing a rip the material and drawing blood from my leg. Like sneezing and farting at the same time, but not as funny....

Since then I only spend what I can justify losing on my kit.
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philw
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UK - England
  #10  Re: Best site for clothing- novice  Posted 14/01/2017 @ 11:26
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Bus rider error, perhaps ;-) I thought you meant that the gear failed in a crash, in which case they would have just replaced it. Fair enough. I don't think more expensive jackets are more resilient to that type of damage.

But they are more resilient for daily use. Burton's low end stuff is designed fashionably for a few weeks use maximum, not all season riding, for which you want the beefier gear.
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