So I walked into one of sportmart/coast mountain: they are so twisted in and conjoined at the MT mall, I got lost twice. I walked in, and I wanted a jacket with fairly specific features. It would seem that is not a good thing, since the regular employee that works there, save for the one imported from Australia which actually knew things, but that could have been just the accent fooling me; the regular part-time employee, basically could not help me, since they don't even know when the new stock comes in, let alone what they have now.
So I turn for help to BCSB. There is always a full range of great minds and opinions. Even more so, there are so many more eyes than there are in my head alone.
What I'm looking for is a jacket that is not a 3in1. I have found that I need to wear one without the fleece quite often and then it becomes too big.
Anyway, it also needs to have (in order of importance):
- >=10,000mm water resistance rating
- full range of motion - so nothing bulky
- snow skirt
- not 3in1, although if the shell is good, then...
- seamless hoodie
Goretex or not, doesn't matter. Brand does not matter. I have looked at the ArcTery'x or however fancily they are typed correctly, and I did not like them much. Also, my budget is <$400. Or maybe I should say <=$300, but things change, you know? (:
I have yet to go to west 4th, but I have no problems having one of the places order a jacket, as long as I knew which one that is. I have noticed that some newer stuff is non-existant at the sportcheck/coastmountain.
So please, any suggestion, store, brand or most preferably model names would be most awesome.