ski / snowboard gear, renting (or buying)

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    Question ski / snowboard gear, renting (or buying)

    hi

    off to japan for xmas snowboarding.

    however need to either buy or rent some stuff (basically ski jacket) and will probably end up buying the ski googles and gloves.

    anyway, could anyone recommend where i could buy or rent this stuff in hk.

    thanks!!


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    jgl
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    I've never heard of equipment rentals in HK.

    If you want to buy stuff, just go to one of the better outdoor stores and get the usual Goretex pants/jacket/thermal combo and you should be fine. Chamonix is probably the best in HK. They sell mountaineering gear, so they'll have proper cold weather stuff like balaclavas and gloves.

    Chamonix


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    8c9
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    you can rent everything at Japan.


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    You can rent your outer gear at ski shops at your resort. If you don't have already, I seriously suggest you invest in your own protective gear such as wrist guards, impact shorts, etc., to ensure you have a fun and safe trip.

    Check out the below shops:
    www.xgamehk.com
    http://www.islandwake.com
    FNS Ski Sport Equipment Specialty Shop
    XTREME - Snowboard Protective Gear


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    Went to Fun 'N Snow ski shop in Sheung Wan last weekend. Buyers beware: this shop is a total rip-off and I learned it the hard way!

    Looking for snow board "impact shorts", i.e. those that absorb impact on your behind and noticed that there are not many ski shops in HK. Was glad to have found the shop, but also noticed that the prices were higher than expected (ski suits HKD4000 up). Anyway, found this short which the lady (owner) said was specially made from Italy, very high quality etc. Bought this short for HKD2,200 (thought it was HKD1,400 but upon check out it appeared to be HKD22000), only to find out on the internet that the same short is sold in the UK at Snow n Rock for GBP60 (so 3 times cheaper than this shop! in the UK!). Went back immediately the following day for refund, but lady did not want to bulge: sold is sold and there is no refund policy.

    To keep it short: I learned my lesson the hard way, but feel obligatory to spread the message. Shops like these should not be in existence in HK.


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    You joined just to tell us this and to criticise a store on a thread that's over two years old? hmmmm
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    Only a moron would pay 2k for a pair of shorts.
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