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Old 10-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #31
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I bought the Columbia, on sale in the link I posted. Also signed up for the company newsletter and saved an additional 10%!

I'm still looking for a liner and maybe a coat that's a little more dressy for work and going out. Definitely won't be spending that much though.

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #32
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$650????????

Where I live the winters are typically at or below zero. I have a Columbia coat and that does fine. The trick is layering your clothing.

I think I paid around $70 for that coat and I thought that was a lot.

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I paid $71 for my 'made in China' Columbia coat. It's warmer than the coat it is replacing, will find out when it gets cold.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #34
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using layers works the best for shedding some when your activity level changes or it warms during the day. Fleece is an excellent base layer and will work with just a t-shirt in many situations. But you can get by much less expensive with the same or better combinations. If it was antartic weather then you get what you have to regardless of cost.
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I spent about 300 on a marmot gortex jacket with fleece zip in liner almost 11 years ago and i still have it, its been rock climbing in new mexico, hikes many of backpacking trips, climbed many a mountain. So 650 no, but purchasing a good coat is sometimes worth the money.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #36
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Kanye looks warm... bet that's a little more expensive

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #37
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I spent $490 for my Filson cost. I certainly would pay $650 if I liked coat enough. Would have to really like though to spend that much as that $490 is near top of my limit. But I also have a $350 EDC folding knife I carry and think was worth every cent. I buy stuff I love. That'll last me decades. And that has a style I like.
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OP check out Filson. Most is made in USA. Very warm without being bulky. And $340 gets you a high end wool jacket that'll keep you warm and allow for layering if needed. Also has a subtle classic style that works over multiple age ranges and has been around for decades so will also work.
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I spent $490 for my Filson cost. I certainly would pay $650 if I liked coat enough. Would have to really like though to spend that much as that $490 is near top of my limit. But I also have a $350 EDC folding knife I carry and think was worth every cent. I buy stuff I love. That'll last me decades. And that has a style I like.
I definitely understand and agree with this statement. I have a $3000 Breitling Headwind watch that I bought 10yrs ago, but spending huge amounts of money on clothing... My watch is a lifetime acquisition that I'll leave to my next of kin. I have about $3k in stereo equipment... again it's going to stay for the long haul.

I can't see a coat outlasting those other things, but I do have the money and do spend if I feel the product is worthy.
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I definitely understand and agree with this statement. I have a $3000 Breitling Headwind watch that I bought 10yrs ago, but spending huge amounts of money on clothing... My watch is a lifetime acquisition that I'll leave to my next of kin. I have about $3k in stereo equipment... again it's going to stay for the long haul. I can't see a coat outlasting those other things, but I do have the money and do spend if I feel the product is worthy.
Yeah it's all personal perspective. Most clothes won't last as long as electronics. Watch is diff bc will last a long time. But your $3K in stereo equip will be about $300 in equipment in 5 years. Just look at state of art audio equipment 10 years ago to now. And
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[QUOTE="fan of fanboys;5671009"] Yeah it's all personal perspective. Most clothes won't last as long as electronics. Watch is diff bc will last a long time. But your $3K in stereo equip will be about $300 in equipment in 5 years. Just look at state of art audio equipment 10 years ago to now. And[/QUOTE
And a jacket I might only get 10 years out of. I'd probably get more but let's say 10. That's $49 a year for the jacket I have. Again not sure I would spend $650
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Yeah it's all personal perspective. Most clothes won't last as long as electronics. Watch is diff bc will last a long time. But your $3K in stereo equip will be about $300 in equipment in 5 years. Just look at state of art audio equipment 10 years ago to now. And a jacket I might only get 10 years out of. I'd probably get more but let's say 10. That's $49 a year for the jacket I have. Again not sure I would spend $650
I get those who do and I get those who don't.
I have an integrated amplifier from 1975 that is worth more than $300, it also outperforms everything but the highest quality amps made today. Those who think the Ipod has added anything to the audio quality is mistaken. Most think good audio is an Ipod dock connected to a system with 3" speakers. I think it's over-compressed, digitized junk.

Almost anything you buy will depreciate. Electronics do depreciate quickly. But when you have good equipment, there is another audiophile willing to pay good money for it. If I mention a NAD amp, most people don't know what it is, but an audiophile would pay good $$$ for that amp on the used market.

If I want an expensive coat, I can afford it - so I may buy it if I choose to. I do understand why someone would think it was stupid to do so, also understand why someone thinks the quality is better. When it comes to GOOD audio equipment, you get what you pay for.

It's like the guy with the $500k house who thinks my watch is too expensive, but I think anyone carrying a $400k mortgage is on crack, with his income.
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Usually for skiing I just layer a long sleeve shirt, fleece, and light waterproof jacket. Maybe I just built up a tolerance though from many years of ski racing and freezing my balls of (literally) wearing race suits.

If I'm going to spend that much money to keep me warm it's going to be on electrically heated gloves/boots.
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Usually for skiing I just layer a long sleeve shirt, fleece, and light waterproof jacket. Maybe I just built up a tolerance though from many years of ski racing and freezing my balls of (literally) wearing race suits. If I'm going to spend that much money to keep me warm it's going to be on electrically heated gloves/boots.


You've literally freezed your balls off? Crazy
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I have an integrated amplifier from 1975 that is worth more than $300, it also outperforms everything but the highest quality amps made today. Those who think the Ipod has added anything to the audio quality is mistaken. Most think good audio is an Ipod dock connected to a system with 3" speakers. I think it's over-compressed, digitized junk. Almost anything you buy will depreciate. Electronics do depreciate quickly. But when you have good equipment, there is another audiophile willing to pay good money for it. If I mention a NAD amp, most people don't know what it is, but an audiophile would pay good $$$ for that amp on the used market. If I want an expensive coat, I can afford it - so I may buy it if I choose to. I do understand why someone would think it was stupid to do so, also understand why someone thinks the quality is better. When it comes to GOOD audio equipment, you get what you pay for. It's like the guy with the $500k house who thinks my watch is too expensive, but I think anyone carrying a $400k mortgage is on crack, with his income.

I think we agree on general concept.

But outside some rare collectible item I call
BS on 1) audio equipment gaining value 2) audio equipment getting worse over time

I never once mentioned or implied iPod made better sound. In fact I think my general approach would imply I'm against the McDonald's concept of anything (more is better.) But I will bet if I had $3K to spend on audio equipment in 1975 and $3K to spend now that my $3K now would buy a much higher quality audiophile sound setup. But maybe Steve Guttenburg and I are both wrong.
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under armor and layers as most have said my hunting gear consist of berber fleece with windshear from cabelas ive yest to get cold .............. however just a coat when i was up in maine on a trip my luggage was lost ....... bad story ......... but anyway i bought a Carhartt Extremes Arctic Coat............... little stiff to break in but amazingly warm especially in the wind i only paid little over 150 if i remember right check it out i dont think yo will be disapointed
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You've literally freezed your balls off? Crazy
Nah, but it sure feels like it. When your racing all the cold air funnels directly you your crotch.
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Nah, but it sure feels like it. When your racing all the cold air funnels directly you your crotch.
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I'm looking for a nice WARM winter coat, as cold weather is approaching. Where I live it gets moderately cold, so I don't need one that's proven in the Arctic Tundra.

Doing some research and Columbia seems to be very good for the money. They have new technologies that hold the heat inside... Tons of people are wearing Canada Goose jackets, which seem to be in fashion right now, but are also supposed to be fantastic and made right here in Canada. Also I'm a middle aged white guy - not sure I want to look like every hipster and northern based rap artist. I seriously doubt I would part with $650+ for a coat anyway, but the GF sure would

I'm also befuddled by the "in fashion" thing where everyone wants to look the same... don't think that's important to me anymore. Just find it quite funny. Found this on YouTube:





So cold weather Jeepers, best WARM winter coat for the money - let em' rip!

I would not.

I would take my carhart bibs with some long johns and a hooded sweatshirt anyday, maybe the carhart jacket if it gets real cold. can work outside for 10 hours when its 15 degrees in this get up.
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I would never spend more than $649.98 on a coat.
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Get a carhartt. Can't go wrong with the money I have two
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Filson. Either a double mackinaw or a single mackinaw cruiser. Warmest coat you'll ever need in the states.

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