Marmot Storm King Jacket
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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: 300$ on sale. (Thank god!! usually goes for 500+)
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.
Price Paid: $400
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Historic Range: $38.78-$549.95
Reviewers Paid: $300.00-$400.00