30 August 2013
+ Fully taped zips make this an impressively waterproof jacket. It is a ‘high end’ garment laden with features and pockets, including a removable powder skirt, extra-long pit zips and a built-in Recco rescue reflector.
– It’s a shame the chest pockets aren’t map-sized. The thickness and dense weave of the fabric make it slightly stiff to wear and move about in, although it is a stretchable construction.
VERDICT: This is a robust jacket that is popular with mountain guides and performs well in snowy, alpine conditions. The extra weight and equally hefty price tag reflect this, though.