Resort Guide Gear Spotlight – Outerwear

Resort Guide Gear Spotlight – Outerwear

Welcome to a special Resort Guide installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that everyone should know about. Can’t get enough gear? Click here to see our entire 2019 Buyer’s Guide.

Dakine Brentwood II Jacket

Dakine’s Brentwood II is a dependable, lightly insulated jacket that can be your go-to at your local ski hill or when you’re running errands around town. The Brentwood II is designed to turn heads and beat the elements thanks to Primaloft Silver Eco insulation that utilizes 70 percent post-consumer recycled materials; a longer length and cinched waist to retain warmth and add stylish flair; and, a removable faux fur hood trim. Updated for 2018-19, this offering from the Hood River, Oregon-based company now boasts a 15K/15K waterproof/breathability rating.

686 Men’s GLCR Hydrastash Reservoir Jacket

Brand new for 2018-19 is 686’s patent-pending Hydrastash built-in hydration system. 686 has successfully integrated a 25-ounce reservoir into its outerwear that holds as much water as your favorite Nalgene—and it’s comfortable to wear, too. In addition to quenching your thirst, the jacket has a 20K/15K waterproof/breathability rating, which will keep you dry and prevent overheating. On bitter cold days, strategically placed insulation in the body, arms and hood ensures you’ll stay nice and toasty. Fully taped seams, DWR treatment, underarm vents, wrist gaiters, a goggle stash pocket and audio compatibility complete this decked-out jacket.

The North Face Women’s Superlu Jacket

Designed by the experts at The North Face, the Women’s Superlu Jacket is ideal for women who want versatility from their outerwear. Its strategically placed Heatseeker insulation yields lightweight warmth and DryVent fabric on the exterior block out moisture. Other thoughtful design inclusions are underarm vents, fully-zippable chest and hand pockets, a lift pass pocket on the wrist, internal goggle pocket and a powder skirt.

O’Neill PM Galaxy IV Jacket

With 10K waterproofing and breathability ratings, four-way stretch and DWR-treated face fabric, critically-taped seams and up to 80 grams of insulation in the chest, the PM Galaxy IV from O’Neill is a surefire choice for resort-based skiers seeking a jacket for the every day. A regular, freeride fit and bold, stylish coloring ensure you’ll check off the “feel good-look good” box from your outerwear checklist, while an integrated lift ticket pocket on the sleeve and detachable hood prove this sleek offering from O’Neill is just as functional as it is fashionable.


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