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Postby lobbythis » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:42 pm

Cool. Never knew how they were measured exactly. Haven't really needed a heavy duty jacket yet so I never researched any of the details.

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Postby darkguy2 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:10 pm

I decided to go with the Columbia one after I got the other one and tried it on. Felt like I was wearing a plastic sheet.
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Postby djrez4 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:39 am

Between the two, I think you definitely picked the right one.

It sounds like the ZeroXposur may have sacrificed breathability for waterproofness, which would give you the plastic bag feel. It also means that any water vapor you created inside the jacket would be stuck there, soaking you from the inside.

Columbia makes decent stuff. You could spend twice that on other brands and not receive the same function and quality.
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Postby whit » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:03 pm

darkguy2 wrote:I understand what you are saying. I never really shop at higher quality clothing stores anyways. I would rather buy cheaper stuff and put that money into other things. Even if I know that the higher quality clothes will last longer and feel nicer. When I looked online the highest price I could find from that ZeroXposur coat was from Sears and it was $130 so I am getting a pretty good deal still.

And like I said the reason I just bought them both is that since it is on my CC that still has 0% I do not need to worry about paying it off on the next cycle. I can try both of them on and see which one I like best and send the other one back for a full refund.

I rather socialize and network and than see what I can get for a good price and regardless, I always prefer quality > quantity (one jacket you can wear for five years and still look new)

I frequented an Indian restaurant often because it was near my work then, and the restaurant owner turns out to have several businesses back in his country, and one of them is a franchise of north face (was selling it under table before north face came in and he pretty much made the store so now it's a part of the NF franchise) so I can get anything at the wholeseller through him

When I used to work retail, all the managers know each other, so my bags, jewelry, are at employee or friends and family pricing + employee discount, but there were certain brands that even at 50% off didn't make sense for lil ol' college me (Chanel is 50% off)

even without that, if you wait for end of year sales, friends and family type of promos, you can effectively get it for about the same price that you're paying for those two there, so it wouldn't hurt to look out and broaden your horizon. There are also some places that when you shop, because they don't have a b&m in your state and isn't Amazon or affiliated with Amazon (no longer shop at shopbop because of this) you could save on top of other stuff like cashback portals

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