Saga is back with a modern take on one of their classic jackets – the Saga Anomie. Originally a pullover, Saga has redesigned the jacket but kept the classic style, fit, and function holding true to their beliefs that when you feel better, you ride better.
Saga Anomie Jacket Inulation
Initially the Anomie seemed a little bright for me. I normally rock a darker top to keep eyes off me and my favorite spots as secret as I can. But, the curry yellow grew on me and in truth adds a little more confidence while riding. The jacket feels great going on. Its heavy with 40g of insulation and loaded with features. 10k of waterproofing and breathability and designed to keep you dry and comfortable all day. Finished with Saga-Tek, Saga’s proprietary 2L 100% polyester twill DWR finish. Stretch wrist gaiters, media chest pocket, sleeve pass pocket, interior goggle stash, this jacket has it all.
I spent the last few days at JHMR testing out this jacket and determined I wasn’t in love. For me, less is more. I thought all the features were a little cumbersome and cluttered. Personally, I prefer a shell style jacket, enabling me to layer underneath and dress accordingly. However, this jacket did a great job keeping me warm and dry during our non-stop storm cycles here in the Tetons.
I was definitely happy to have that 40g of insulation while riding up the lift in a whiteout, but don’t need the bulk all the time. My other issue is that the chest media pocket is cut too deep and actually has a tendency for my phone to fall out. This was almost a problem on the chair, but maybe it’s just me being careless.
The fit is definitely classic. Its long in the sleeves and the torso to keep you styled out.
All in all, the Saga Anomie Jacket ($260) is a winner but just not for me. It is an insulated jacket where style and function keep you looking and riding good. This is a great jacket for those that want all the features, big pockets, and heavy-duty protection suited for resort riding.