Waterproof breathable fabric is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Faux fur lining adds style
- Multiple pockets carry the essentials
- Attached powder skirt keeps the snow out
- Mesh-lined vents cool you down when the sky clears up
- Jacket-to-pant zip connect for full-body snow armor
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This jacket would be fine for someone that rides less than 10 days a year. You would think a company from the PNW would make jackets that could stand up to the wet conditions. After about 7 days the DWR wore off on the sleeves, leaving me feeling like a wet rag. Not a not a big deal, just re-waterproofed it. Now the inside lining of the sleeve has torn away from the outer shell and I have noticed some other stitches starting to fray in other spots as well.
the style and waterproofing is good but this is just a shell, and a thin shell at that. not as nice as the burton hybrid i had last year but layer up and all will be well. the fit is good but it could use a couple pockets on the inside to stash my shite.
Faux Fur Indeed...
I haven't had a chance to put my hands on this years Rainier but last years was lined with what they called Buffalo Bill Fleece. This liner was more of a microfleece/brushed tricott than an actual fleece. I don't think it actually added any warmth to the jacket but rather a more comfortable/warmer touch to the skin. This jacket is still balled out with tech so if you need something waterproof that zips into your ride pants to make a one piece...this is definitely a good look. My other complaint is that in RIDE jackets, they do not have a designated MP3 pocket, rather a stretchy pocket inside the chest pocket but there is no hole to push headphones cord through. I solved this in about 2 seconds with a standard hole punch and it works great.
Faux Fur Indeed...
Ride claims to line this jacket with a faux fur but its really more of a micro fleece or brushed tricott. It isn't going to provide any warmth but has a lot nicer hand than a traditional nylon or tafetta. If you're looking for a comfy shell that zips into your ride pants, this is definitely a great piece to add to your collection
The description says that it has a detachable...
The description says that it has a detachable faux-fur hood, but I can't find a picture with the fur on the hood anywhere. Can someone please confirm that it does indeed come with detachable fur hood? Thanks.
This is a type-o. The jacket has a faux fur lining, not a detachable fur hood. The hood is not detachable either.
Im 6 foot / 6 foot 1 165 pounds with a...
Im 6 foot / 6 foot 1 165 pounds with a lean athletic build. Im thinking about this jacket in a large. Any suggestions?
I suggest you go for the large for a proper fit. XL if you'd like to wear it baggier.
Do all the Ride jackets have the same fit?...
Do all the Ride jackets have the same fit? I tried the Ride Pioneer yesterday and to my surprise, the small was a perfect fit. (I'm about 5'9'', 165, athletic build). Medium fitted OK, not TOO baggy, but the small had perfect arms length, coat length and overall tighter fit. I guess the Rainier must be slightly less bulky since it an insulated shell instead of having a separate, detachable liner? This coat seems perfect for my needs : good performance, good basic insulation from the shell, nice not too baggy look... I just want to make sure the coat won't be tighter than the Pioneer so I know I can wear a few layers if needed... and what about last year's Rainier? Same fit as this year?
Thanks in advance,
You went to a shop that only carried one of the lines jackets? Why am I not surprised...such cheap shops marking their gear up so high, yet only carrying the one style...sigh. Maybe you can find another local shop that carries the Rainer jacket?
There is a sizing chart underneath the "select options" tab, perhaps this might help you out a bit as well. If you are going for not as tight though, with the ability to layer up, I'm going to recommend an M. The specs call for a standard fit, which I believe your presumptions to be correct, being less bulky since it is insulated without a liner.
Yet again I point out df's sick return policy if you order this jacket and it doesn't quite fit what you are looking for. They know you want to have a sick coat and are willing to help you find it, even if you gotta try a few on first :)
Lyman should see this soon though. He will probably have a more apt reply for you since he is the snowboard gear guru around here. Perhaps wait for his response!
Jerome--if you're going to be skiing or snowboarding in it, I would go with the Medium for several reasons.
1. layering. you'll be wearing more clothes under the jacket, that will take up room.
2. freedom of movement. if you're shredding, you're moving around a lot. the Small will probably inhibit your range of motion and the waist might pull up if you raise your arms. combine this with #1, and you're in trouble.
3. when you're riding your jacket will look tighter than it did. This is a weird one. Jackets always feel looser in the store than they do on the mountain.
For these reasons, go medium. Happy hunting.
PS. Lyman only answers questions related to Forum, Foursquare, Special Blend gear.