User Review: Mountain Hardwear Men's Alchemy Jacket
Fabric: Nylon DWR Windstopper Gore
Fill: Brushed polyester lining
Price Paid: $149 at Everest Gear
Wore this for five days of skiing around Lake Tahoe in January-February. Kept me comfortable, moving and protected in conditions from warm sun to harsh winds and falling snow, and rebuffed the occasional spill. Completely weatherproof, athletic fit moves easily, but enough room for three layers beneath including a Snozone fleece during storms.
For ordinary outdoor pursuits like hiking, climbing, or skiing, this jacket is superb and adaptable; I simply left the parka at home on the last trip. My one nit: I want them to put in armpit vents.