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Stoic Welder Lo Soft Shell Jacket

By , March 24, 2012 11:09 AM

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It’s time to put the down jackets away for the winter with spring skiing conditions arriving early in Wasatch. The Stoic Welder Lo Softshell Jacket is the perfect jacket for the warmer temps up on the mountains.

The Stoic Welder Lo Softshell jacket was designed with a women’s specific fit. The low-loft fleece insulates without adding bulk. The jacket is breathable and comes with a weather resistant fabric. Designed to be a technical jacket from the fabric used for the design to the fit to functionality. It can be used as either a jacket for warmer days or a mid-layer on those cold days.

The cut of this jacket is a women’s specific 3-D ergonomic cut that adds dimension to the softshell Power Shield and makes this jacket a dynamic fit. The Polartec Power Shield softshell fabric will keep the winds out yet let water vapors escape when working up a sweat on the uphill climb.

The Welder jacket seams are streamlined to eliminate winds to pass through zippers and seams. The seams are welded to eliminate wind to pass through as well as eliminate bulk in the jacket.

The Welder jacket comes with a fully adjustable hood that will fit over helmets if stuck on a breezy ridge. The Stoic Welder Lo Softshell Jacket is a great go to jacket for spring skiing, a layer piece on a cold blustery day or on an up hill ascent in the backcountry.

Retail Price: $269.00

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Salomon Snowtrip Jacket

By , January 22, 2012 11:02 PM

Salomon Snowtrip 3 in 1The Salomon Snowtrip Jacket is a fall, winter and spring jacket. Three seasons in one. It also is the perfect jacket when you are out in mother nature’s playground and you only have one jacket. The Snowtrip is adaptable to when its sunny outside and the weather changes in a split second to a blustery windy cold day.

Designed to have a sleek fit and a flattering look of any soft-shell on the market, this jacket will protect you from the elements but still breath to keep your core temp ideal. The Salomon Snowtrip has a stretchy internal layer that is warm and cozy. The outer shell is a 10-K rated water proof ClimaPro and 15-K breath-ability with waterproof zippers and fully taped seams.

Additional bonus features include ClimaWind inner softshell, a removable hood and a powder skirt. All of these features will protect you from snowy days on the slopes and in the backcountry.

MSRP: $294.95

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Stoic Hadron Down Anarok

By , December 13, 2011 7:55 AM

Stoic Hadron Down AnorakThe first item on my Christmas list, the Stoic Hadron Down Anorak. This amazing jacket/sweater is filled with 850-fill goose down. It’s perfect to wear around town or to take in the backcountry. The fabric has a lightweight construction that allows you to pack it nice and compact for your backpack. The fit of this down jacket is slightly tapered and has an athletic fit, yet is roomy enough in the arms and chest for movement. A unique kangaroo pocket on the front will stuff into itself as serve as your pillow when camping. Lightweight, warm and comes with a hood the Stoic Hadron Down Anorak is a must have to add to my collection.

Suggested Retail Price $180

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North Face Numatic Jacket

By , December 10, 2011 7:05 AM

If you’re looking for a great jacket to wear on the ski slopes for a great value look no further. The North Face Numatic Jacket is a Gore-Tex Performance Shell that is guaranteed to be water proof and has breathability. This jacket will keep you dry on those days it’s dumping but will breathe and keep the moisture out. This jacket is hip length with underarm zip vents and a detachable powder skirt. The seams are fully taped and comes with a RECCO avalanche reflector. The hood is helmet compatible. The Numatic jacket comes with a life time warranty.

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MSRP: $328.95 Sale: $279.95

Arcteryx Atom Jacket

By , November 29, 2011 11:24 AM

Arcteryx Atom Jacket If you want a breathable mid layer, this is the go to jacket. The Arcteryx atom jacket is the perfect find for someone looking for a breathable insulated mid layer jacket. I use the atom jacket mainly when I’m hiking in the backcountry. The atom jacket is constructed of a stretch fabric which makes it water repellant and wind resistant making it the perfect accent jacket, even on a cold day. The core loft lining will keep you warm but not allow you to overheat. The underarms have a breathable material which allows water vapors to pass through leaving you dry and an ideal temperature. The atom jacket is also great paired with a shell over the top when making laps at the resorts. I particularly like the atom jacket with the hood to keep my neck warm if it’s windy or throw over my head while I’m ripping the skins off my skis to prepare for the descent. It’s also a great jacket to wear around town. I give the atom jacket a double thumbs up.

Suggested Retail Price: $180; with the Hood: $200
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Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man & Woman Fleece Jackets

By , December 3, 2010 12:05 PM

Soft, fuzzy, plush and warm are just a few adjectives that describe the Monkey Jackets from Mountain Hardwear. Available for both men and women, the monkey fleece jackets make an excellent layer underneath your waterproof shell for skiing or is warm enough to wear on it’s own around town. It is so luxurious feeling, that you may not want to wear any layers underneath though so you can feel the softness directly on your skin. The jacket is made from 300 weight Polertec ThermalPro Monkey Phur. While it is not windproof, it does provide decent protection on a low wind day. It weighs about 15 ounces and packs down nicely for traveling in the backcountry. Mountain Hardwear is so confident in the quality of these jackets that it is backed with their lifetime warranty. Mountain Hardwear also makes Monkey Gloves for those of you that need to wrap your hands in the plush softness of Monkey Phur.

Suggested Retail Price: $150
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Arcteryx Sabre SV Jacket

By , November 7, 2010 9:57 AM

Arc'Teryx Sabre SV Jacket

Softshell or Hardshell? These days, that’s a tough decision to make when it comes to choosing a ski jacket. With the new Arcteryx Sabre Jacket, Arc’teryx is walking a fine line between these two options. Although it’s made from stretchy Gore-Tex Softshell material, the Sabre SV has the DNA of a technical hardshell and is guaranteed waterproof and breathable. With just a hint of fleece insulation, the jacket is warm yet light, weighing in at only 24.5 ounces. The cut is very generous, allowing for ample layering underneath if the weather turns foul. The only complaint would be the lack of pockets, which seems to be the norm from Arcteryx; there are just 2 front hand pockets and an internal chest pocket. Pockets aside, this is a great offering that features Arcteryx’s attention to detail and finish. Throw on the Sabre SV jacket, cinch up the powder skirt and get yourself some Alta powder.

Suggested Retail Price of the Sabre SV Jacket: $450
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The North Face Redpoint

By , January 30, 2010 1:01 PM

The North Face Redpoint Jacket

I reviewed the The North Face Redpoint Jacket back in 2005. I loved this insulated jacket then, and still love it now. I am happy to report that even though my Redpoint is now 5 seasons old, it still looks good, and most importantly, is still warm. This jacket is the first thing I grab out of the closet when it’s cold outside. It must have over 750 days of wear and tear on it. Yet, the Primaloft insulation is still perfectly in place and all the zippers and pockets still function as they should. The new Redpoints are made with the same care that The North Face used way back when. You can still stuff it down into the big hand pocket. The only difference with the new jacket is an addition of a touch of fleece on the coller. I think I may have to buy another one just for that touch of fleece, as well as to add another color to the repertoire. A couple years ago, I also added a Redpoint vest to my collection and I wear that under my ski jacket on the coldest days. Just like the jacket, it works great and I plan to use it for several years to come.

Suggested Retail Price of the Redpoint Jacket: $150
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Suggested Retail Price of the Redpoint Vest: $100
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Patagonia Primo Down Ski Jacket

By , November 29, 2009 4:54 PM

Patagonia Primo Down Ski JacketWhen it’s cold and stormy, you need a ski jacket that is ready to handle the elements and allow you stay out on the mountain. The Patagonia Primo Down Jacket fits the bill perfectly. The Primo is Patagonia’s warmest ski jacket and features 700-fill down, yet is not too puffy. It is also rugged with an 80D nylon shell, and of course waterproof with Patagonia’s H2No waterproof barrier. This jacket also has all the nice touches you would expect from Patagonia: Welded seams, DWR coating, 3-way adjustable hood, pit-zips and lots of pockets (2 Front, 2 chest, 1 bicep, 2 internal). The Primo’s powder skirt also features a pass holder and webbing loops that connect to any Patagonia ski pants. Don’t let the elements keep you in the lodge when there’s powder on the mountain. Grab your Primo Down Jacket and get out there and ride!

Suggested Retail Price: $600
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