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I put about 20-30 days on this jacket last year. I'm 6'-1", 225 lbs. and the XL fits well with a base layer and light fleece beneath. Any bigger or if you really pack on the layers size up. Durability wise, it help up pretty well except for a slice from(I think) my board's edge. I love the wrist gaiters, combined with some under the cuff gloves, you're pretty much water tight. The waist gaiter works well when snapped to Foursquare/Special Blend pants.
The cons (for me) of this jacket are:
1. The color. I ordered the Eagle Ridge which looks Brownish in the photos, but more of a light khaki in person(see pic). I'm sure DF would've taken it back no problem, but I didn't bother since they sent this to me as a replacement for another 4sq jacket that I had an issue with. (Seriously, these guys have some of, if not THE, best customer service going over online and brick-and-mortar shops alike.)
2.I wore this jacket on an epic pow day in Switzerland, where I had at least 3-4 feet of fresh coming down on me throughout the day, and while I stayed mostly dry inside the jacket was soaked through and took around 24hours to dry. This really isn't a major issue since it's just a 15K jacket and I wore it in Gore-Tex conditions, I've since tech washed/waterproofed it.
All in all, this is a great resort jacket, feature packed and you can't go wrong for the price. I wouldn't wear it in blizzard conditions or as a street jacket because of the wrist gaiters.
These are definitely some comfortable boots especially at this price point. I have to disagree with just about everything the other reviewer said though.
The Ruler's are most definitely heat moldable, you can even check the Burton website ALL of the boots with this liner are. Even if you don't have the molding done at a shop they will still mold from your weight and body heat over th course of a day.
I am sized at an 11.5 on one of those foot measuring devices and I comfortably wear a 10.5 Ruler (Ion as well), these boots pack out A LOT, I strongly recommend ordering at least a 1/2 size smaller than usual(shoe size) or you will be getting heel lift after less than a week of heavy use.
As for the sock thing it really shouldn't be necessary to wear more than one pair. Invest in at least two pairs of tech socks like smartwool (or similar) and you'll be good for the season. You can probably find some pretty cheap(less than $15) on this site. Wearing 3 pairs of cheap cotton socks will make you sweat leading to cold, damp feet.
The speed zone lacing system is great. You can really dial in on both your forefoot and ankle area for a great customizable fit.
The shrinkage tech is great for guys like me right on the board width border. A full size smaller footprint means no more wide boards and no more heel/toe drag on reg widths, I'm rocking 2 254 mm WW boards this season which rocks!
All in all you really can't go wrong for the short money on these boots.