There is nothing more annoying and uncomfortable than a fully zipped jacket scratching the front of your face. Not to mention how difficult it can be to move your head with the hood up and your jacket fully zipped–that is if you can even get your jacket fully zipped depending on how many layers beneath or if you are wearing a neck gaiter. So what are you supposed to do when the weather turns foul?
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For those that want a more relaxed fit and fuller coverage from their ski jacket, look no further than the Vanskier from Mountain Hardwear. Waterproof, windproof, and insulated, the jacket works well both on the groomers as well as for those backcountry touring days.
The Obermeyer Sienna is a totally tricked-out waterproof alpine ski jacket with must-have features for the serious skier or rider. Klaus Obermeyer, owner/founder of the eponymous brand, has spent more than 60 years designing ski apparel and it shows. From easy-to-manipulate big-tooth zippers to bomber waterproofing, the Sienna is a full-featured performer that’s worth the price.
During all of my ski adventures last winter, across both British Columbia and Tahoe, my apparel of choice was the Millennium Blur Pants and Millennium Blur Jacket from Columbia Sportswear. Waterproof yet breathable and fully insulated, you don't need to wear much else to keep you riding happy in all kinds of weather. Not to mention the fantastic Hibiscus color of the ski pants.
By Zach Koerber
There’s a reason that Swiss Army Knives have been around for over a century, carried by everyone from minivan driving moms to the most rugged of outdoorsmen: versatility. Columbia’s Ultrachange Parka is the embodiment of this principle, offering what amounts to three jackets in one.