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Was not happy at all with how this fit on the back. My lower back is shaped like this (side profile showing my right side) ) and the padding part is shaped like this (. So that does not really work and the whole thing is HUGE. Feels like you got a shell on your back, and it rubs into your shoulder blades on top of that. I am 6'1" 180lbs and the Medium was not comfy. I also found out that the padding portion is the same size throughout all the sizes and the belt circumference is the only difference...REALLY? I guess if you are OK with sacrificing some movement and a lot of comfort this works...but bleh...not what I expected. I was weary buying something with the Burton name attached to it, and my suspicions proved to be correct. I am going to have to look elsewhere for some kidney protection.
Solid pants. The Zip in compatibility with a Ride Jacket is awesome on the deep days or for just keeping the snow out in general. The black is cool because it has these really light grid like brush lines that is not just your standard black to add the steez in. I like how the upper part matches my Georgetown jacket as well. The first pair I bought right outta the box 5 snap covers popped right off so DF had another pair sent out ASAP and have not had an issue yet. Waterproofing is amazing as well, never wet even in this wet NW snow.
So far I am digging this Jacket. After going with a Quicksilver outerlayer that was cold and got wet - I was really looking for something that just performs. Ride's Strata HD tech does an amazing job of keeping the jacket moisture free. The Zip in compatibility with Ride pants is great for the really deep days. Media pocket is of course key, and having it accessible from the outer part just under the zipper flap is great. The key chain for the keys is nice to know your keys aren't floating with a chance of falling out. Would have liked some wrist gaiters and maybe a pocket on the inside of the jacket but got a mid layer that has wrist gaitors so I am all good on that end. Overall a very sick jacket paired with Ride Pants with a sic print that you prob won't see on the hill unless someone is rocking the Ride DH!
Everything about this board is just amazing. Coming off of an old Ride Decade 151 gave me a lot of perspective on how the tech performs on this deck. Slimewalls offer a smooth board feel on the hill and on rail features. Lowrize rocker is great for floating in the pow and not being hooky or twitchy; also great for spins and landings when you are a little forward/back in the spin and able to hold it down for the landing and not washout. Had some worries that it might be too soft for being able to charge the steeps but a few runs in I knew this was the perfect choice. You can rally this board down anything and feel completely stable but it is still playful to butter around and press the box. The Carbon Array 3 keeps the board poppy in the nose and tail and helps keep the edge when needed. If you are the type of rider who is on the first chair of the day to catch those perfect pow runs and then for the afternoon throws down on every feature in the park - The Machete is what you need.
Got these on sale here for $35 so can't complain too much. Really dug the colors for me (black and green), the liners are cool as well - goggle wipe is handy - and dexterity is fine. Not the warmest gloves I have ever used but $35 bucks they do just fine.
Bought these because I was eyeing some cool QS jackets and wanted some pants to match the colors. Went with the Animal Drums jacket and these pants. I really liked the Atmosphere Blue color and the location of the pockets on the front. Other awesome feature was the cuff safer sinch in those pockets for hiking the backs of the pants up in the lot so they dont get ripped and dirty. All awesome features - but when it came to performance the guys at Quicksilver not only dropped the ball but straight up lied on the waterproofing. There is NO WAY these are 20K, I would say less than 5K easy. These were soaked and retaining moisture a few hours into the day. Sent these back as soon as possible.