Marmot Storm King Jacket
Price Paid: 300$ on sale. (Thank god!! usually goes for 500+)
Not only is it perfectly suited for skiing its actually pretty good for anything alpine. From ice climbing when it's really cold (for hotter temp. consider something lighter.) to taking a hike up Tuckerman, this is the only jacket I need.
It's not waterproof, true. But as long as it's not raining I always bring this instead of a shell. The jacket is burly. I havent managed to hurt it in any way yet. Which is surprising to me since I usually go through soft shells pretty fast.
So far it has withstood ice axes and ski edges on the shoulers, a few good meetings with abrassive rock up the black dike, bushwacking and so on and so forth...
The collar is filled with Primaloft Sport and keeps you toasty as much as you zip it up. The inside is supposed to reflect heat, on that I'll just say "plausible" cuz I can't tell for sure.
There's so many pocket I actually get lost trying to figure were I'm putting stuff, which can good or bad depending on what you're looking for. Ex: Benadryl caplets after your buddy decided to "get friendly", with the "oh so pretty flower" and got stung by a hornet. Bad. Or: Your cell phone when honey is calling to tell you to pick up some milk/bread/tampons, when you're done playing "extreme dude". Good.
In any case, no regret whatsoever. I like the jacket so much I've almost retired the Goretex shell.
Price Paid: $400
So far one of the best jackets I've purchased. When the wind blows, it feels like there is a wall in front of me. No wind gets through. Not waterproof, but highly water resistant. That's the only downer. Goes excellent with a fleece.
Specs: Gore-Tex Windstopper
Inside Wind Flap
Two Front Hand warmer pockets
One Pocket on the left arm, close to wrist
Napolean Front pocket on left side of jacket(with key chain holder)
Inside Pocket on left side ( Nylon Interior)
Inside Pocket on right side (Hand warmer Interior)
Total of 6 pockets
Silver lining material inside of jacket that reflects heat( this really works)
Inside stash pocket on the back ( for hats, gloves, and water bottles)
Overall this is an awesome jacket would recommend it to anyone who likes to ski or be in cold weather, -20 degrees celcius and below.
The only con is that it is not fully waterproof.
Great styling as well. I want to purchase the Exum Jacket to add to my collection.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
By listening to advice from Canada's top heli-ski guides, and applying their famous attention to detail, they melded softshell versatility with clean lines and functional features to create the ultimate ski jacket. Windstopper technology offers total windproofness and maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in one garment. This jacket will keep you comfortable and provide the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of activities and weather conditions. 3 Jackets In 1! The Storm King Jacket comes with a removable liner, in addition to the shell: 3 ways to wear! * Use both liner and shell as a system in extreme cold * Use just the liner as a one piece in less extreme cold environments * Use just the shell as a one piece in wet & windy, yet less extreme cold environments
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Description of Marmot Storm King JacketBy using high performance GORE-TEX® WINDSTOPPER® Softshell and listening to advice from the world's best heli-ski guides, we melded softshell versatility with clean lines and functional features to create the ultimat
- US Outdoor Store
When CMH heli-guides needed a burly, ski-specific softshell, they teamed up with the outerwear gurus at Marmot and designed the Men's Storm King Jacket. On the exterior, Gore-Tex Windstopper Softshell maintains hyper-breathability while shedding snow with ease. Behind the softshell armor, Primaloft Sport provides the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any synthetic garment insulation, and individually treats each fiber with a water-repellent finish. Beyond the fabric, Marmot designed every stitch in the Storm King Jacket to keep you performing at your peak, with an anatomic fit that conserves warmth and maximizes mobility. The Storm King's rib vents and zip-off flex storm skirt adapt to sub-zero powder days or sunny ridge hikes with ease.
- Backcountry Outlet
Using high performance Gore-Tex Windtopper® Softshell, listening to advice from CMH heli-ski guides, and applying their famous attention to detail, they have built the ultimate ski jacket for maximum protection with softshell versatility, the Marmot Storm King Features Marmot M1 Softshell Windproof, water resistant, and breathable Stretch woven nylon shell fabric laminated to polyester fleece Dual track zip off ERG hood ip handwarmer pockets Hem Cord exits into pocket w/cord fix Flex Powder Skirt Goggle pocket, Audio Pocket, zip Stash Pocket, and Lodge Pocket Shell material : Gore® Triton Lite WindStopper® N-650SR and Gore® Scuba Windstopper® N2S Lining : Diamondback P-465 Available In: Bonfire/Lead Fire/Lead Black/Lead