A bomber, waterproof shell worthy of Mark Abma.
The Cadabra 2L Men's Jacket should probably be named the "Cad-Abma", seeing as Salomon designed it in tandem with freeskier Mark Abma to bring all the features that British Columbian big-mountain shredders require. Abma's Pacific Northwest stomping grounds are notoriously soggy, so Salomon hooked the Cadabra up with a ClimaPro Storm membrane, which is rated 20K waterproof and breathable to keep you dry, whether the moisture's coming from Mother Nature or your own sweaty pits. Speaking of sweaty pits, they'll be a thing of the past, as the Cadabra's underarm zips shed heat whenever you're getting a little warm, and you won't have to worry about Mother Nature sneaking in either, because all the seams on the Cadabra are fully taped.
Other features are designed to make life easier and better, whether you're planning on being on the hill for 2 hours or 24. A removable powder skirt and Lycra cuffs with thumb loops keep out snow, a helmet-compatible hood seals out the gnarliest Whistler storms, and a left-arm pass pocket makes life easier if you're hot-lapping the resort. Abma decided that you should probably have a Recco reflector with you at all times, too, because accidents can happen even when you're skiing in-bounds.
- ClimaPro Storm 20K waterproof and breathable membrane
- Fully-taped seams
- Underarm zips
- Removable powder skirt
- Internal Lycra cuffs with thumbholes
- Left-arm pass pocket
- Recco reflector
- Bluesign-approved fabric
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Pretty great deal for a technical shell
I've used this for the 2013-2014 ski season and I love it. Haven't had an issue with getting powder up the bottom despite getting in some deep stuff and taking a few tumbles in it. Waterproofing is great. I've had days where I'm coated in a thin sheen of ice from freezing rain/sleet up at Brighton night skiing and stayed completely dry. Big underarm vents to open on hot days too.
Great at a good price.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I love this jacket. The fit was spot on. The design is great with good lay out of of pockets. The color combination is slightly iffy but the jacket with the matching pants are a great look. The jacket is not insulated; however, with a the appropriate base layer(s) the jacket should perform well.
What is the name of the color of the blue...
What is the name of the color of the blue part? Is it Union Blue or Vibrant Blue?
Is this jacket wind proof?
Is this jacket wind proof?
We typcialy only talk about softshell jackets being windproof because fully taped waterproof hardshells like the Salomon Cadabra 2L Jacket are assumed to be windproof. The ClimaPro Storm 2 layer membrane and beefy polyester outer shell will keep you plenty protected from all wind, and yet will breathe well to remove any mositure build up inside the shell.