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    What is a good jacket to use with out breaking the bank. I have used a winter jacket and carhart bibs over the years, but would like to step up a bit. I know the Klim's are great, but don't want to invest that much. I go to Summit only a couple times a year and most of my riding is 60 mile 2-way trip to cabin and ice fishing. I was looking at Katahdin Blizzard jacket. Anybody use these? Are they adequate? They are about $150. Should you buy them a size larger than normal to allow for layering, bibs, and possible chest protector? Or do they usually run big to account for this?
    Thanks for input.

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    Wife and I have Arctiva riding gear we picked up at Fish Creek Sales. I have been happy with it so far, seems to be good stuff and much cheaper than Klim or the other big ones!

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    I got an HMK Stealth from a guy on a snowest forum. Great Jacket. Comes with a liner. 215$ delivered. Nice pocket placement. I wear just the shell down to 0 degrees and do just fine. I've been in -35 with the shell and liner and its great. Nice jacket, look it up. PM me if you want the guys email, as far as i know he's still selling them.

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    Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and ordered a Kahadin Blizzard. Hopefully I won't be dissapointed. I ordered it with the zip-out lining. I don't normally ride below -10'. Anyway thanks for the info.

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    What is a Kahadin Blizzard? I googled it and got your post on this forum but zero about a jacket! Link?

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    I had a friend that picked up a nice jacket from AIH, I believe it was a Choko or something like that and it was less than $100.

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    mountain hardware and north face make some coats that are probably better than klim but half the price.

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    I wear a carhart extreme arctic jacket and then a cabelas fleece under it, it works and I'm not breaking the bank.

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    Sorry Jaymac. It would have helped if I would have spelled it correctly.

    Katahdin blizzard. http://www.katahdingear.com

    I got mine from J R Graham. The jacket was $119 after their 15% off. The liner was 33.96

    I received it and it seems well made and should be heavey enough for Alaska weather. The liner is heavy fleece with a nylon lining for easy off. The jacket dosen't have sleeve or collar attachments for the liner, I will probablly figure a way to do that with buttons or velcro.

    I have worn carharts for sno-going all these years also, kept plenty warm but ended up with a wet seat most of the time.

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    Koho,
    Thanks for the info. I'm also looking for a jacket. I'm checking out the link you sent...

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    Katahdin is pretty good gear at a good price and would buy their bibs again. Arctiva is nice also, haven't tried them yet as mine aren't worn out yet.
    The emphasis is on accuracy, not power!

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    I've got a pair of the Arctiva Mechanized bibs and those things are h e l l for stout and super warm. From what i've seen so far Arctiva gear is very, very good stuff.

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    A guy I work with uses the Refridgewear bibs etc from AIH. He says they are very tough, warm and reasonably priced.

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    MARITA SEA AND SKI
    anybody looking for an inexpensive jacket should stop by, they have there Scott closeouts (lastyears)$99.00 gortex jackets and some bibs as well.
    warm and dry.

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