Banff Designs Trango Shell
I think it's time the world heard more about Banff Designs, a Canadian company, which is making some fantastic outerwear. This coat is fantastically made and is available in a wide variety of sizes to suit everyones needs, up to XXXL. I am 6'4" and 280lbs and their XXL fit me to a tee. Where I live there is no shortage of precipitation and this jacket is truly waterproof! The breathability is excellent and the full length pit zips allow for excellent venting. Banff also offers a huge variety of zip in options in a multitude of configurations. In my humble opinion, Banff Designs is well worth checking out if you are in the market for new outerwear.
Fabric: Quadtek 3-Ply Gore-tex
Price Paid: $400 Cdn.
I have worn and tested numerous products available to both the general public and some which is only available to those who participate in extreme sport and for profession. Though I now wear mostly Patagonia, I have tested Banff product, a few jackets and this is an excellent product.
For the money, it will stand up to the elements very well. The previous review's comment is somewhat right, there is absolutely NO comparison between Banff product and Columbia. As a sure bet for quality and money investment that is affordable, it is Banff product all the way!
I really don't know why you don't hear more about banff clothing - although they are Canadian and thus serve a smaller group of folk. This jacket is very very nice. It really is rugged and light, with oxford polyester reinforcements on the shoulders, elbows, cuffs and seat. The fabric is quieter than other 3 ply garments i've seen, and it has many pockets including a chest water bottle holder. I can honestly recommend this shell to anyone interested in durability and technical features.
Fabric: 3 ply Gore-Tex
Price Paid: ~300 cdn.
I love this jacket! I have owned it since '99 and it needs some repair work. I have relocated since purchase and don't know where to send it for warranty work. Does anyone know?? I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and purchased it in London, Ontario????
Price Paid: $389
Hi there, we are here, alive and well. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for repair work or anything else.
Thanks for the good words!
Very poor product and very poor customer relations. Buy a Columbia, better jackets and better material.
Too bad this company went out of business. They made amazing gear.
Fabric: 3 ply Gore-Tex
Price Paid: $400
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