User Review: 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.