I have an Arcteryx Beta AR jacket - I really like it for everyday use and I have also been using it for skiing but it is a little bit too short so I usually feel a breeze between the top of my snowpants and the bottom of my jacket. Was thinking about slightly modifying the jacket so that I can attach the back of the jacket to the belt loop on my snowpants. The modification could be very basic - basically just like a belt loop on the inside of the jacket and then I could use something (like a small piece of fabric) to tie the loop on the jacket to the loop on the pants. I contacted Arcteryx but they said doing any modification to the jacket would void the warranty bla bla bla… So a few questions for you guys:
- is this a good or bad idea?
- do you think this would damage the jacket?
- is there a shop in the Vancouver area that does repairs on Goretex jackets that could likely install something like this for me?