THE Best Ski Jacket!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I have tried just about every ski shell out there and without a doubt, the Shashka IS is my favorite. It is the most comfortable ski shell I've ever worn! It is a very versatile jacket that's perfect for the resort and ski touring, as it has a light layer of highly breathable Octaloft insulation in the body and comfortable wicking material that glides easily over layers in the arms. Its 2L Gore-tex construction makes it completely wind and waterproof and the big pit zippers help make it extra breathable. The outer fabric is super soft and flexible and also provides great range of motion with the articulated elbows. I have large shoulders, so I really appreciated the room and flexibility. The Slide N Lock Powder Skirt integrates with other Arc'teryx ski pants and is made of super stretchy, ultralight, breathable mesh. It is so comfortable you barely notice it.
I've worn it in conditions ranging from 35 degrees with a Phase SL underneath to 5 degrees and windy with a Proton LT and Vertices hoody underneath.
I wear a large in this and all other Arc'teryx ski shells. I found the Shashka IS to be true to size with comfortable room for layering while maintaining a flattering fit. I'm 5'4 and the 27.75" center back length is long enough to provide the coverage I want without being too long.
I typically wear it with the Dark Illucinate Sentinel AR pants and it matches perfect.
I definitely recommend this jacket! If you have any question about this or any Arc'teryx product, I'm the women's Arc'teryx Ambassador here at Backcountry and will be glad to help.