Snowmobile Gear/Brand Advice

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Hey guys I’m looking at getting back into the mountain snowmobile scene. The last time I rode was in 08. Sadly all the Arctiva gear I had no longer fits....my belly grew with my age a bit. I’m wanting to find the best bang for my buck. I prefer bibs and a coat. I’m just curious if you guys have any suggestions and or places you buy from with great discounts. I want it to me something warm yet maneuverable.

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Lots of Motorfist gear on big discounts out there, including their own site, and web sellers - lots of odd sizes, best bang for buck. AC/Textron owns Motorfist, and given Textron's unconventional approach to powersports, who knows where they'll go with the brand. Good gear can be bought at a great price. Klim is great gear, top shelf, but you have to hunt harder for deals. Most, not all, will be some of the longest lasting gear you can buy. Poo owns Klim. Lots of good gear out there - for mountain riding, find what FITS, can be layered well for you, from cold to warm, and breathes for how you ride, with a pack, helmet and gloves.
 

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Buying the "best" gear you can "afford" is where to start. When you are on the mountain and cold, wet and or frustrated......you will pay just about anything for better gear so do it right. With that I personally recommend taking a look at the Klim line.

You mentioned "mountain" riding, so with that I would also recommend layers and NO cotton!!!
 

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Buying the "best" gear you can "afford" is where to start. When you are on the mountain and cold, wet and or frustrated......you will pay just about anything for better gear so do it right. With that I personally recommend taking a look at the Klim line.

You mentioned "mountain" riding, so with that I would also recommend layers and NO cotton!!!
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Klim is generally great but if your tree riding be prepared to replace it after a couple of seasons. Trees are still tougher than the fabric and the stock boards on the pro + aftermarket versions are hard on gear. Nows the time to check the clearance racks for klim / fxr / motofist / tobe / etc. Mix and match as long as its quality gear, fits properly and the price is right .....save money for gas and repairs!

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When price is considered, I end up having a hard time looking away from FXR. Getting my son all outfitted we have gone back to FXR time after time as there always seems to be a good sale or a good value with that brand.
 

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I wear a combination of Klim/Tobe. The gloves I got from Klim last year had the lettering fall off with only 3 days of riding.

The Rex mono from Tobe is badass if you like to tree ride. 2 seasons and it looks brand new.
 

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Little update. I needed a new helmet and boot for myself. A lot of brands were available and I tried on some of all of them. In the end I ended up walking out with 509 for both based on in-store comfort and price. Now the real test starts to see how well they hold up over the years.

For the boots particularly, I wanted to like the TOBE brand, but for my feet particularly, they pressed in on my ankle bones. The new Klim boots also had pressure spots on my feet, which was weird because my old Klim boots bought right around 2015 were super comfy.
 
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Little update. I needed a new helmet and boot for myself. A lot of brands were available and I tried on some of all of them. In the end I ended up walking out with 509 for both based on in-store comfort and price. Now the real test starts to see how well they hold up over the years.

For the boots particularly, I wanted to like the TOBE brand, but for my feet particularly, they pressed in on my ankle bones. The new Klim boots also had pressure spots on my feet, which was weird because my old Klim boots bought right around 2015 were super comfy.

The Tobe boots have to break in as they are primarily leather - they need a couple rides kind of like Cowboy boots or work boots.
I bought new Klims last year and couldn't stand them - sold them after the first ride lol That was after having the same pair for 8 years
 
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