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Don't let that fresh pow slip through your fingers.
There's nothing like indulging in lift-accessed pow turns all day. It doesn't always work out like that but when the forecast lines up, grab The North Face's Men's Chakal Hooded Jacket and race up to the slopes to get in on the action.
The Chakal's DryVent shell fights off snow and rain to keep you dry during heavy storm days. Heatseeker insulation is highly compressible and boasts a high warmth-to-weight ratio, keeping you toasty on the lift while you plop down and catch a ride back up for refills. The powder skirt keeps deep snow out in case you biff it and tomahawk under the chair, and the helmet-compatible hood adds a little extra protection for when the snow really starts to fly.
- A solid resort jacket for ripping up the resort
- DryVent shell repels moisture during storm days
- Heatseeker insulation has a high warmth-to-weight ratio
- Powder skirt keeps deep snow out
- Helmet-compatible hood adds extra protection
- Secure-zip pockets keep essentials dry
- Internal media pocket makes it easy to jam out on the lift
- Q & A
Not worth the Cost
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Med
Its a decent coat but lacks technical features like an integrated gaiter system, removable hood and internal pockets. Seemed fairly thin, you will want to layer appropriately. I returned and purchased another north face jacket that was less expensive, and offered more technical features.
Good bang for the buck
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
Good ski jacket for colder days in the resort. The arms are a bit short for my taste, but besides that the fit is normal. However, the powder skirt is near to useless. It is too loose to do its intended job. I'll have to modify it with some velcro or something.