Mountain Hardwear Compulsion 3L Jacket – 2014
From the Editors of Freeskier:
With athletes like James Heim and Michelle Parker on its roster, Mountain Hardwear knows a thing or two about crafting performance outerwear for big-mountain enthusiasts. The Compulsion 3L jacket and pant shells are made for hard-charging, off-piste skiers with highly waterproof/breathable fabric dubbed Dry.Q Elite. They will serve as an integral part of your layering system, keeping you comfortable and dry when you’re on the move. The kit features a removable, adjustable stretch powder skirt; pit zips and mesh-lined inner thigh vents; a removable bib with adjustable suspenders; and scuff guards on the pant cuff.
Paired Product: Mountain Hardwear Compulsion 3L PantThe Pros: Extremely spacious backpack-compatible pockets on each side double as core vents.
The Cons: This getup ain’t cheap.