Cloudveil Zero-G Jacket
Fabric: Schoeller soft shell
Fill: Primaloft One
Price Paid: $39 @ Marshall's
Filled with Primaloft One, this insulated softshell is fantastic in really cold weather. I have never been cold in this jacket, even in sedentary mode down in the teens.
Mine is the 2009 model, with all of the features a snowsporter could want: zip out powder skirt with belt-loop attachments (genius!), inner media pocket, inner mesh pocket, chest pocket, hand-warmer pockets, arm-mounted pass pocket with hidden lanyard, great pit-zips, the works. The cinch up on the collar is a nice toch as well. Plenty of length in the sleeves and hem.
The design style is understated, so I can wear this to dinner without offending the snow-burnt eyes of other patrons. Also works well in the rain. The cut is not trim, but ski-active. I don't want an insulating layer pressed tight on my body so that the material's loft is gone. Cloudveil gets it. The cut is close enough that I can still layer it underneath my active cut Gore-tex Pro Shell and still move around.
I cannot find fault with this jacket. Some might gripe about the lack of a hood, but my soft shell balaclava fits over the collar and seals out the elements and is easier to cram in a pocket then a removable hood.
Fabric: Schoeller soft shell
Price Paid: $257
I live in Minnesota where going outdoors in the winter with just some fleece and a shell doesn't cut it. Same with skiing in Minnesota. Temps are -20 to 40 on any given winter day. I'd say the comfort range is 0-35. If it had a hood I'd say it's good for anything.
This super light jacket has the nearly the warmth of down with half the bulk. Primaloft is the secret weapon in this jacket in addition to a great combination of Schoeller (soft shell) fabrics. Breathability is foremost with this fabric as is silence. No crunching, crinkly fabric whatsoever. The size is generous but not ridiculous in sleeve length some other manufacturers (Patagonia, Ark-whatever it's called).
Mine has s sparse on pockets which the new ones have remedied. I have 3 exterior pockets and zero interior pockets. Kinda lame in this age of electronics. After 3 years the only thing I covet in other jackets is a hood.
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The Cloudveil Zero G Jacket invents a new category-the insulated softshell. This PrimaLoft insulated stretchy jacket extends the comfort range and versatility of softshell jackets. The Zero G Jacket's stretchy Schoeller Dynamic outer shell is wind and water resistant, while the PrimaLoft keeps you toasty warm whether you're riding lifts or standing on top of a peak. Inner stretch panel allow freedom of movement when hiking up a steep boot-pack or reaching for the next pole plant. The internal powder skirt comes with a pant attachment snap system, so you can create full-coverage system, without looking like you stepped out of a vintage 80's Warren Miller film.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Cloudveil Men's Zero-G Jacket (Fall 2008) The Men's Zero-G Jacket by Cloudveil combines comfort and warmth for a waist deep freeriding dream. Features Internal cinch storm sealing collar Transporter brushed tricot lined collar Bonded draft flap with foldover chin guard Internal stretch paneling for mobility YKK Reverso Zippers Dual slider pit zips Zippered Chest pocket Zippered handwarmer pockets Adjustable storm sealing hem Laminated storm sealing cuff tabs Internal stretch powder skirt with pant attachment snap system Pass pocket Electronics pocket with cord portal Interior stretch mesh pocketing Hood and shoulders seam sealed Fabric: Cloudburst Soft Shell DX Cloudburst Soft Shell SP Insulation: Primaloft One (60g) Lining: Cirrus Lining 100% Polyester tricot with stretch
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The men's Cloudveil Zero G Jacket is a slightly fortified soft shell jacket, favored for open-gate access since it preserves heat on the chair, yet won't overheat the core when traversing into a quick hit line. Outfitted with 60 grams of loft, venting pit
- Teton Village Sports refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . The Zero-G waterproof PrimaLoft(R) jacket from Cloudveil offers a unique insulated soft shell option perfect for the most demanding activities. Heavy-duty quality construction will last for years DWR outer fabric coating is rated 100+ washes Removable hood Drawcord collar Powder skirt has snaps that attach jacket to pants Zip vents regulate level of warmth Transporter brushed tricot collar lining Internal stretch panels for comfort and performance Electronics pocket with headphone port Large mesh goggle pocket Pass pocket YKK(R) reverse-type zippers Full-zip front Zip hand pockets Zip chest pocket Waterproof rating: 20,000 mm Length: 29” Weight: 2 lb. 10 oz. Fabric: 100% nylon Lining: 100% nylon Insulation: 100% polyester Care: Machine wash/dry CLOSEOUTS . China. Size: S(36-38) M(39-41) L(42-45) XL(46-48)
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version