Last year when I got into snowboarding, I.S. got me a great Oakley jacket at a killer deal of $36 but ultimately, my heart was still set on getting a European branded ski jacket like Norrona or Eider because I was really drawn to their cut and style (and yeah, maybe I'm a bit of a brand-whore =p). I.S. & I have been watching Steep & Cheap for a good deal to come around on one of those branded jackets since they are the only US carrier of those brands and our patience has paid off! He scored me the Norrona Svalbard dri 3 jacket for $127 (66% off regular price!), which was just delivered today.
Norrona Falketind Gore-tex Pro Shell in the same red color =p
But yay for Steep & Cheap discounts & yay for the jacket fitting me! This is probably the only thing that could get me excited for some crappy weather.