Having the right gear is an essential component to having an enjoyable trip into the backcountry. The Stio Snotel Jacket proved worthy when I tested it on a powder day at Teton Pass. This jacket was designed by Stio with the backcountry traveller in mind.
Stio Snowtel Jacket Review
There were a couple attributes that caught my attention as soon as I put it on. The Stio Snotel jacket is incredibly light weight, perhaps the lightest jacket I have ever worn. This is a definite plus for all those skiers and riders looking to shed weight and go as light as possible. It felt like I was wearing air. Once I started hiking, I noticed how well the jacket moved with my body. The stretchy softshell fabric made it super comfortable and unrestricted. A lot more enjoyable than the hardshell jackets I typically wear.
The Snotel is a simple no frills jacket with chest and hand pockets, YKK waterproof zippers, pit zips, and an oversized hood. You won’t find a powder skirt or wrist gauntlets, but hey, who needs those? Performance wise this jacket was more than impressive. Breathable, waterproof, and stretchy. The Toray™ Dermizax® EV 3L fabric transfers heat and moisture effortlessly while hiking or skinning.
This year’s Men’s Snotel Jacket ($355.00) is a must-have for any backcountry traveller looking to stay dry and comfortable! If you’re looking for a lightweight and high-performance jacket, the Stio Snotel is a great option.
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