Great for skiing or climbing!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
As a mountain guide in Alaska, I use this jacket year round! In the winters, it's the first thing I grab for ski trips. It's the perfect weight - burly enough to not worry about it tearing easily, but not so bulky you hate to toss it in your pack. The pit zips do the trick on the uptrack, and it provides a nice wind and moisture barrier on the way down! The fit is fantastic - enough room to fit my bulky shoulders, but not flared out at the waist like so many jackets like to do for our ladylike hips. The wrist cuffs are nice and wide, and tighten down nicely to fit into the gauntlet of my ski gloves - allowing for a nice seal and toasty wrists. If I could modify one thing, I would add additional pockets - for ski straps, leatherman, glove liners, and lots of snacks! The color scheme is also fantastic and looks super sharp! I am a member of the Ortovox team and have been given this product to test and use.