Gear Review

4 5

Very nice, I like.

Short version: got this jacket in black, have worn it a couple times already, and it is sweet.

Long version:

Pros: Quality fabric and solid construction. Totally waterproof. Hand gaiters fit great. Storm skirt snaps to the pants for super seal. Looks SICK, matte black with black logo, and the logo is actually pretty subdued so the billboard effect isn't super obvious. Riri zip is super burly, will never break and adds +10 tram deck cred. Pockets are lined with brushed fabric and load from the top so I won't drop stuff even if accidentally left unzipped. Pit zips don't jam when zipping/unzipping one-handed. Hood fits well. Fleecy chin guard is fleecy. Did I mention it looks sick? It does.

Cons: It's not a warm jacket. Not really a con because it's just a shell, but don't buy it thinking it has magic insulating powers. Layer up kid! Only *real* con I can think of, and it's more of an opinion, is that it fits a bit on the small side in the sleeves. I am 5'10" 175lbs, and not an ape. I normally wear a L but I bought the XL to get good sleeve fit, thus it's a bit baggier in the body than I would ideally choose. In retrospect, I probably could have fit in the Large just fine. Whatever. Steez!

Overall: I'm stoked. It looks like nothing else on the hill, gets a lot of compliments, and you'd pay $500-$600 for a 3-ply 20k tech shell with riri zips and ski features like this from a lot of other companies. Fully recommend.