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Only ten more minutes until the lift starts.
- Waterproof HyVent Alpha 2L laminated fabric and fully-taped seams seal out the snow
- Goose down insulation preserves your precious body heat while you wait an hour for first chair
- Breathable HyVent fabric and dual-flow core vents release excess heat when you scurry off the lift to your secret pow shoot
- An adjustable, helmet-compatible hood protects you from the elements
- A stretchy zip-integrated powder skirt and hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs seal out the snow everywhere else, even if half of your turns are over your head
- Waterproof, laser-cut, and bonded chest zips keep you dry
- Multiple internal and external pockets stash your spare goggles, tunes, and other small essentials
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This jacket is great. The north face has outdone them selves again with this one. It is warm, waterproof, and very comfortable. I can usually wear minimal under layers when i have this jacket on. The 700 fill down is great. The north face made this jacket fit a little bit baggier which i like a lot. I would recommend going with your normal size since the bagginess is not overly excessive. All around great jacket.
Don't want to knock off any stars but just a heads up that this jacket fits big. I'm 6'3", 215lbs, 46in chest and I'm swimming in an XL of this jacket. Specifically it's a bit looser than I hoped around the torso area. Just ordered a large and will give some feedback once it arrives. Love the color (I got the black) but haven't had a chance to test it on the slopes yet. Zipper is a bit stiff but that's to be expected with new, waterproof zippers. I feel confident the large should fit much better.
Would you guys pick the Arc'teryx Fission...
Would you guys pick the Arc'teryx Fission SV Jacket over this one?
I actually just bought the Hecktic yesterday and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I go skiing not a lot, but not a little (about 15 times a year here in New England) I know the differences between down & PrimaLoft i.e. down loses most of it's thermal properties when wet but, if dry, a good fill loft (I consider the 700-fill down of this jacket to be good) will insulate you much better than even the best synthetic insulation, ounce for ounce.
Besides styling and the Gore-Tex Pro shell, do you guys think the Fission SV is worth the difference in price? Also, would the sweat vapor from a day of skiing dampen the down too much? I love the styling & profile of the Fission SV and really want to buy it but I'm having a hard time justifying the price difference. I can assure you I'm not part of the 1% so I can't buy both, nor would I really want to. It would be a general wear-in-the-cold jacket too. Thanks.
For your intended use, it is worth saving your money....Good looking jacket!