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Black Diamond Recon Stretch Ski Shell - Men's

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    Recon Stretch Ski Shell

    It's darn near impossible for ski companies to incorporate stretchy material into a ski shell that actually fends off winter's weather, but Black Diamond's Recon Stretch Ski Shell seems to keep snow out while you ride through the backcountry's deep powder. Unlike most ski jackets, the Recon Stretch incorporates four-way stretch fabric into a waterproof, breathable membrane that shields you from snow whether you're skinning through snowfall or skiing through face shots. There are ventilation zippers under each arm in case you get too warm, and a helmet-compatible hood and removable powder skirt to keep you covered in case you get too cold or wet. 
    • Ski shell styled for demanding skiers who want nothing but the best
    • Four-way stretch fabric backed by waterproof, breathable BD.dry
    • Ventilation zippers under each arm amplify airflow
    • Helmet-compatible hood and removable powder skirt customize coverage
    • Adjustable cuffs secure the sleeves around ski gloves
    • Item #BLD00TL

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] 3L BD.dry, [face fabric] 84% nylon, 16% elastane,
    Fit
    relaxed
    Length
    mid-length
    Hood
    yes, helmet compatible
    Pockets
    1 chest, 2 handwarmer
    Venting
    underarm
    Powder Skirt
    yes
    Recommended Use
    backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    First Couple of outings...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    FIT : Longer in the torso than I am used to, but after using seemed about perfect , almost eliminating the need for the included (and thankfully removable) pow skirt. I think its a tad big in the body, especially considering the strecth in the fabric, but if layering heavily or not as thin as me it should be spot on. Arms perfect for a gorilla like me...perfect length without interfering with glove fit. Hood seems very well designed, snaps tight over helmet with no buffeting, and no vestigal draw cords in front to mess with.
    FABRIC - Seems quite breathable, and very waterproof. Shed all snow on a good pow day with absolutely no wetting through (which it should when new). The stretch in the fabric really adds to the comfort and it has a nice soft feel, yet face fabric feels very durable.
    OVERALL : Not sure i would take this into the backcountry IN my pack, since it is a little heavy for such duty, but would likely work really well on a big snow day when you were wearing it from the car. As an inbounds/sidecountry ski shell it is hard to fault IMO.

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      Grabbed the large per the sizing chart, was way too big, like swimming in it. Sleeves were about 3-4” too long! Jacket itself was everything I expected, great features with minimalist styling, love it. Returning for a medium, think that will do the trick!

      Just...

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: L
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      ...purchased this jacket. Had an opportunity to wear it on a pre-season tour of Alta Ski Area last week. Was great in the skin track, very breathable, great venting and the fit was ideal for the backcountry. Will follow this review up post-season with additional 411.