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Wow, have TK Maxx started selling handbags?

Came here to read about some bargains and found a b*tchfight Laughing
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Carry on.
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skimastaaah wrote:

go check out the vist website.


Shocked

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HoneyBunny wrote:
Wow, have TK Maxx started selling handbags?

Came here to read about some bargains and found a b*tchfight Laughing


NehNeh NehNeh NehNeh NehNeh

I have to say over the years there have been a few diamonds in the rough at TK Maxx, what I can say is none of them were listed online. Scott GoreTEX bib pants, Spyder 3l Gore TEX Shell, a North Face Steep series shell and some pataognia stuff. But these have always been the odd item hanging on the rail as opposed the truckloads of Helly Hansen and Quiksilver stuff thats on the racks in my local store atm.
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If you've never heard if Vist just do a google search!



I did. Found there website but wasn't particularly useful - doesn't provide jacket specs. Look like fashion over function, and I can't say it's a fashion I particularly like but to each their own. Did find specs of their Antea Insulated jacket on another website:

Waterproof - 20,000mm
Breathability - 10,000g
Price - £395 (RRP £660)
Fur Collar available separately. (I'm sure the likes of norrona and arcteryx also offer fur collars Toofy Grin )

Dare2b mutate pro insulated jacket:

Waterproof 20,000mm
Breathability - 10,000g
Price £100 (RRP £250)

No brainer really, unless of course you are really into fur collars.

In the interest of fairness though let us know which visit jacket you bought and at what price and we can see if it was in fact a good deal.
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Tons of Vist clobber on TK Maxx this year. Chic Italian ski wear for women in the main. It wears small so you have to buy larger than normal

Personally I always keep an eye out for Mountain Force items as I really rate them and I’ve picked up some great items over the last few years.

Zanier gloves are excellent too.
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If you've never heard if Vist just do a google search!



I did. Found there website but wasn't particularly useful - doesn't provide jacket specs. Look like fashion over function, and I can't say it's a fashion I particularly like but to each their own. Did find specs of their Antea Insulated jacket on another website:

Waterproof - 20,000mm
Breathability - 10,000g
Price - £395 (RRP £660)
Fur Collar available separately. (I'm sure the likes of norrona and arcteryx also offer fur collars Toofy Grin )

Dare2b mutate pro insulated jacket:

Waterproof 20,000mm
Breathability - 10,000g
Price £100 (RRP £250)

No brainer really, unless of course you are really into fur collars.

In the interest of fairness though let us know which visit jacket you bought and at what price and we can see if it was in fact a good deal.


But it’s chic Italian design and the technical specs are adequate rather than outstanding
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@boarder2020, *Burps...…………*

………….… "Vist"...…………. not "visit" ……….

Obviously you failed in the 200 most used English words!
(BTW..……….. that's for 7 year olds!)
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BobinCH wrote:
skimastaaah wrote:

go check out the vist website.


Shocked



Funnily enough, the matching pants are on tk maxxxxxx
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Jaolchhu4 wrote:
................Personally I always keep an eye out for Mountain Force items as I really rate them and I’ve picked up some great items over the last few years...........


Agreed, their trousers are a bit slinky for a snowboarder but very supple and hard wearing.
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Go Rodeo or go home...Biatches!
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@AL9000, my Rodeo one piece did me very well for many years. Shocked
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Come on skimastaaah which vist jacket do you own? With or without the fur hood? Toofy Grin

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it’s chic Italian design and the technical specs are adequate rather than outstanding


Like I said before it looks like fashion over function. Fine it that's what your after, I couldn't care less if someone wants an animal skin print jacket. What I don't like is people that get all snobby over ski gear. For someone that just skis a few weeks a year brands like dare2b offer affordable and adequate clothing. Winter sports are expensive enough and the number of people taking them up is declining, this kind of attitude is not helpful.
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I am wearing an expensive Spyder jacket, 15K etc. Last PSB it was raining at 2100 plus. After about half an hour my inner pocket wallet was completely drenched.
After 3 years of extensive use an outer zip got stuck and couldn't be properly repaired.
So I'm not impressed anymore.
Dreaming of an impermeable SuperDry rubberlike jacket
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@boarder2020, The one with the Swarofski diamonds
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drporat wrote:
I am wearing an expensive Spyder jacket, 15K etc. Last PSB it was raining at 2100 plus. After about half an hour my inner pocket wallet was completely drenched.
After 3 years of extensive use an outer zip got stuck and couldn't be properly repaired.
So I'm not impressed anymore.
Dreaming of an impermeable SuperDry rubberlike jacket


Shame, maybe contact Spyder. I bought once a well worn Arcteryx jacket and contacted them for some repair, they seemed very keen to help, although I ended up giving up the purchase cause was too bad. My first ski jacket from decathlon jacket still strong and has never failed, including 2 hour non stop intense raining in an outdoor cinema recently.

I do tech wash and reproof one a year.
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skimastaaah wrote:
.......the one with the Swarofski diamonds

Would those be the cheap knockoff Swarovski diamonds? Laughing
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AL9000 wrote:
Go Rodeo or go home...Biatches!


I still have a Rodeo ski jacket which is still serviceable (though I haven't used it in years). Smile
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My local TKmaxx never has ski gear in but when I called in yesterday, they had a tannoy announcement about it being on the website.
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tarrantd wrote:
skimastaaah wrote:
.......the one with the Swarofski diamonds

Would those be the cheap knockoff Swarovski diamonds? Laughing


And the fake rabbit fur!
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HoneyBunny wrote:
Wow, have TK Maxx started selling handbags?

Came here to read about some bargains and found a b*tchfight Laughing


Yep weird go at someone then each other. Like you, I found it strange. I can only assume it is a carry over from another thread.
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skimastaaah wrote:
@NickYoung, That's exactly the point. You haven't a clue!

Vist is probably one of the most under-rated ski manufacturers out there.


Me ? ..… I'd scoff at some to55er in his Dare2Be shizzle sat on the lift behind me!

Certainly it says way more about you, ret4rd!


Steady boys! Let's not get too excited or abusive.... wink
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@GlasgowCyclops, Rather a jealous dig at a little known Italian ski brand that produces some rather pricey kit. Judging by the fact that the Vist jacket in question on TKMaxx has sold in excess of 35 items, and was down to the last one earlier today, certainly suggests that I was not alone in my opinion or choice of purchase. Sadly a snowhead of obvious high intelligence could not give "not 1 or 2 f***s" about berating an individual wearing such kit on a chairlift. For my part I just added fuel to the fire, and suggested the thread get back on track.

https://www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en/men/activewear/snow+ski/snow+ski-clothing/c/02040201?q=&sort=publishedDate-desc&facets=stockLevelStatus:inStock&page=1

Still some Dare 2Be shizzle left for those that prefer that sort of thing. Some other stuff of questionable quality left to boot!
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Ooorrrrddddeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr. If *members* put as much effort into their techniques as they do on their handbags, they would look stylish whatever their outfits might be.
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@skimastaaah, Yes the out of the blue dig at you was a bit weird.

My personal view is, if people want to wear nice bling gear on a ski slope then fine. It is no different from wearing nice clothes to work or out to lunch. I think the VIST kit looks nice myself.
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Alastair Pink wrote:
AL9000 wrote:
Go Rodeo or go home...Biatches!


I still have a Rodeo ski jacket which is still serviceable (though I haven't used it in years). Smile



Was Rodeo the brand name of C&A?? -- Produced some good gear ; they were the Aldi of the day
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albob wrote:
Alastair Pink wrote:
AL9000 wrote:
Go Rodeo or go home...Biatches!


I still have a Rodeo ski jacket which is still serviceable (though I haven't used it in years). Smile



Was Rodeo the brand name of C&A?? -- Produced some good gear ; they were the Aldi of the day


Was it hang ten? Or was that decathlon
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Gustavobs wrote:
I do tech wash and reproof once a year.


Just out of curiosity what do you use to reproof?
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albob wrote:
Alastair Pink wrote:
AL9000 wrote:
Go Rodeo or go home...Biatches!


I still have a Rodeo ski jacket which is still serviceable (though I haven't used it in years). Smile



Was Rodeo the brand name of C&A?? -- Produced some good gear ; they were the Aldi of the day


Yep! Very Happy

Edit: If you went to the annual ski show in the 1980s one of the guaranteed features was the C&A fashion show with models parading on the catwalk wearing Rodeo's finest. Toofy Grin Ah, those were the days when the ski show was well attended and worthwhile attending, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.... Madeye-Smiley
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@Alastair Pink, Alastair -- I suspect we passed like ships in the night. I was a regular attender at Olympia/Earls Court (seem to remember Joanna Lumley opening one show...?)

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@Awdbugga, I use Nixwax tech wash and Nixwax Tx.Direct wash-in
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Awdbugga wrote:
Gustavobs wrote:
I do tech wash and reproof once a year.


Just out of curiosity what do you use to reproof?


Nikwax, tech wash first then wash in for the reproofing.

Very easy to do and I always feel like it also gives some shining back to the fabric
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@Awdbugga, some light reading on re-proofing :: to wash or to use a spray?

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=25764

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=14613&highlight=nikwax

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=458707&highlight=killy+jacket#458707
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adithorp wrote:
My local TKmaxx never has ski gear in but when I called in yesterday, they had a tannoy announcement about it being on the website.


You mean public address system. Tannoy is the brand name...
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@mikeycharlton, Given the way this threads gone I feel like I should write something abusive but won't Puzzled Yes, you're right of course; Guess I didn't do the hoovering yesterday either Toofy Grin
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@mikeycharlton, Given the way this threads gone I feel like I should write something abusive but won't Puzzled Yes, you're right of course; Guess I didn't do the hoovering yesterday either Toofy Grin


Just a little Alan Partridge joke Wink

Yes, hoovering is another classic example.
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Jonny996 wrote:
Another stupid question, what would you wear under shell trousers


Good post here: https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=93502&sid=a6859b114184221c8606ffc23686bf1c

I have 2 pairs, a very thin odlo 3/4 length for most conditions; an Icebreaker 200 weight 3/4 for when it’s really cold.


Is was looking at the icebreakers. What's the fabric like? Are they stretchy? Debating on the sizing. I am a 33 waist but I am a large in Decathanthon 3/4l leggings
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@red, A bit stretchy, but less than Lycra. It's good stuff.
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@albob, @Gustavobs, thanks guys. I'll get some.
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Vist jacket has arrived, within 2 working days of order.

Very nice item, not sure it's £889, but certainly a real bargain at £199.
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Zanier gloves arrived today from TKmaxx. All the labels refer to Austria's passion for sking etc. etc. Mentions of Austria everywhere, until you look at the label inside. "Developed in Austria. Made in China". Shocked As are most things I guess. Confused Still never mind. They're nice gloves. I may need to wear my silk liners for extra warmth; but no hassle. I haven't found the volume control yet. Cool .
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