Under Armour Gore-Tex Treeburn Jacket Review
Over the past few years Under Armour has transformed from a brand known for making great running shoes and performance enhancing goods for athletes (which they still do) to creating some of the best snow sports outerwear. The Under Armour outwear line isn’t new per-say, however the sizing, material and performance has improved greatly making  [...]
Fjallraven Keb Series Winter Jacket Review
I was recently humiliated at a potluck where the host (who was a bit of a jerk) derided my mispronunciation of “Adidas.” Apparently I’ve been saying it incorrectly all along. After retaliating by hiding several essential kitchen items and at least two sets of his car keys, I packed into my new Fjallraven jacket and  [...]
Helly Hansen Ridge Shell Jacket Review
The Ridge Shell jacket is a higher end choice from Helly Hansen specifically designed with freeriding in mind. Details such as the backpack friendly pocket orientation, high visibility visor, and included RECCO tag make the design well suited to ‘off piste’ skiers and riders. First Impressions The Helly Hansen Ridge Shell jacket is fairly heavy  [...]
The North Face Free Thinker Jacket Review
What do you get when you combine The North Face Summit Series tech along with the waterproofing and breathability of GORE-TEX 3L Pro Shell? Aside from perfection it’s hard to say, but The North Face Free Thinker Jacket comes pretty darn close to being the best technical shell we have tested designed specifically for ski  [...]
Patagonia Reconnaissance Jacket Review
Patagonia’s most breathable snow jacket in the line specially designed for ski touring and splitboarding is the Men’s Reconnaissance Jacket. What makes this jacket super unique is the fact it blends a soft shell jacket with a hardshell for the ultimate in comfort, durability and incredible functions while touring in the backcountry. Reconnaissance Jacket Review  [...]
Arc’teryx Rush Gore-Tex Pro Jacket Review
When it comes to standing around in wet snow nothing compares to the waterproofness of an Arc’teryx jacket. Specifically the Arc’teryx Rush Jacket which combines two different GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics into a very user friendly backountry touring piece. I have been testing this jacket over the past year here in the Teton and wanted to  [...]
Westcomb Apoc Jacket Review
If you live in Canada or the Pacific Northwest you know it tends to snow a lot and rain even more. That’s why when an outerwear company like Westcomb calls Vancouver home, you know they’re serious about a couple things including waterproofness and breathability. The designers at Westcomb can literally walk from their drawing table  [...]