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I got these for those warmer wetter days. I gave em the standard test for waterproofing I give all my gear. 20 Seconds under a running faucet. These failed miserably. They started absorbing water after about 5 seconds. However, I wasnt ready to give up on em yet. So I got my Nikwax glove treatment stuff, gave em a good coat as directed, let it dry and the next day did the test again. They passed, no water absorbed. Having tested in the most water they will ever see, they were ready for the field.
So these gloves are great now. They only got 3 stars because the waterproofing they came with was not so great. But now that that was fixed, they are comfortable, breath well, and look awesome. I highly recommend these but make sure to buy the Nikwax to treat them so they stay waterproof.
How easy is it to change the lens out. Is it something you can do quickly on the hill if conditions change? Or is it more involved?
Just got this jacket in the Green color. I am really excited to test it out. First the sizing. I am 6'1" 200 lbs with 46"chest and 36" waist. All my Burton stuff is XL but this jacket a L fit perfectly with enough room to move and not lift up.
THe technical aspects of the jacket are great, the gortex, powder skirt, and wrist closures are nice. The neck/collar sits high but gives enough room to breath so it is not choking you.
All around good jacket.
I have a 44 inch chest and I have Burton Ronin Jacket in XL but I am worried that if I get this one in XL it wont fit. The sizing chart puts me on the border. I got the Burton Beacon soft shell in XL and it was small. I am 6'1" 200 lbs. I want something looser and baggy. Anyone know if this will work?
I took these gloves out in 20 degree wet show/powdery conditions. My hands stayed warm and dry all day. I had no problem with snow getting inside the glove.
The one problem is with the synthetic palm material. When the material is wet it stays wet and then freezes. So the palm of my glove and tips of the fingers were covered in ice for most of the day. But my hands stayed warm and dry despite the ice.
I just got this jacket and have not been able to take it out for a test but it looks and feels all around good. The seams are not taped but look sturdy. The material is similar to other softshells I have and the fit is good and comfortable. The sizing was a little off. On the sizing chart I fit in to an XL but I got an L and it fits perfectly. No bunching or pulling. I also got a Burton Beacon and I prefer the 686. The quality of the items is identical (seams and fabric) but the 686 is a lot more comfortable. THe Burton Beacon in XL is way too small. I have a 44 inch chest and am 6'1"
Overall I cant wait for spring to take this jacket out. If you can get it at a good price do it.