Faction Franklin Jacket – 2014
From the Editors of Freeskier:
All new for 2014 is Faction’s apparel division. Among many stylish and technical kits, we highlight this eccentric purple one, though it comes in multiple colorways. Rated at 20K/20K, both jacket and pants are 100-percent seam sealed and feature water resistant YKK zippers. The pants feature 60 g Thinsulate insulation in the seat and knees, as well as a reinforced bottom hem to battle dirty parking lots. You’ll also dig the adjustable waistband and mesh-lined vents at the pits and inner pant seam to keep you cool. Above all, the mechanical stretch fabric is smooth, lightweight and strong.
Paired Product: Faction Marconi PantThe Pros: Offset front zipper with neck gusset cuts you some slack when you’re rocking the hood over a helmet.
The Cons: Jacket’s powder skirt is not removable.