Gear Review

4 5

Bombshell

I really like this jacket a lot, but it could be better. First of all, I am 6' even, 190 lbs and got a large in black.

The things I like: the fit looks great although it is tight across my back and elbows when i bend them. Probably should have gone with a XL. Good hood, nice zippers (albeit the color), wrist gaiters, really burly fabric. Light for how strong the material seems. Really waterproof and the DWR is pretty good. Construction seems to be of great quality, but the draw cords need to be beefed up.

The things that bug me: For taller individuals, it isn't long enough. When I sit down to strap in my snowboard, my back/coin slot is immediately frozen and I don't sag or anything. The powderskirt is kind of tight and again not low enough. Also, if you use a pack, the pockets might not be high enough. Oh, and I've never used the arm pocket.

Overall, good jacket that could be great if a few changes were made.

Bombshell