Outdoor Research Valhalla Jacket – 2014

FOR: Men
MSRP: $350

From the Editors of Freeskier:

The Valhalla kit, constructed of Gore Windstopper X-Fast, is designed to offer comfort for people on the move. The soft shell fabric excels in the breathability department while offering waterproofing and 4-way stretch for unrestricted movement. Venting in the jacket includes two large torso pockets with mesh backing in addition to two large vents that run from the pits straight down to the bottom hem. The pant offers up ventilation of its own in the form of thigh vents and also includes a beacon sleeve inside the right front pocket. Lastly, while you’re out traveling through the mountains, a touch screen compatible audio pocket in the jacket makes song changes a breeze.

Paired Product: Outdoor Research Valhalla Pant

The Pros: Totally unrestricted movement. Great for spring touring.
The Cons: Soft shell won’t offer the protection you may need in the gnarliest storms.