Pros: If this jacket was a glove, thats what it would fit like
Cons: None yet
I have been a fan of DNA products for some time now starting with my "Moe" jacket from two seasons ago that still looks good. What attracted me to the Giga jacket is that I wanted a new addition to my clothing quiver that had some color preferably in a "print".The Giga caught my eye immediately. Along with my Moe, the Giga just fit, while I am not partial to insulated jackets, the Giga is light and does not have your typical bulky insulated feel. I really like the little points of attention that DNA brings to their product such as a clear iPod/iPhone pocket that you can actually use the controls of your Apple product. The pass holder that can be flipped down for cases where it needs to be visible is vey helpful and well designed, when not is use or just needs an IR scan, ic can stay tucked and out of the way.
The hood is a nice size and of course is helmet compatible and fits well with both Smith helmets I have with no loss of peripheral vision. If you are not a fan of hoods, no worries, it can easily be removed. The powder cuffs that are in the sleeves are some of the more comfortable ones I have worn due to their minimal seems. The comfort of the jacket is enhanced but the soft lining that in is the chest, back and collar areas with will not get clammy when moisture builds up on warmer days.
Once I get some on snow time with the jacket, I will expand my review but at this point, knowing how DNA products have performed in the past, I am expecting nothing less then stellar results.
These will match the DNA Macro pant perfectly..in blue of course!
Added 12/1/11: Here is the jacket in red noise:
Size Tested: L
Cut/Style (select one, delete the rest): Freeride,
Color: Black Noise, Red Noise
True to Size: (select one) Yes
Notable Features: clear iPod/iPhone holder, pass holder, detachable hood, goggle pocket, powder cuffs and skirt.
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Home
Length of time Tested: Northstar
Weather Conditions: 40's/30's w/wind
Tried on or Own: Own
Height/Weight: 5'10 190lb
Jacket size: L
Pants Size: 36R
Ski Days/Season: 60+
Years Skiing: 37
Preferred Attire (select one, delete the rest): Shell/Layering, Insulated
Current Clothing Quiver: DNA Moe jacket. Cloudveil Koven pant. Patagonia down sweaters. SOS sweaters.