Pros: Style, Tech features
Cons: None yet
Size Tested: 8
Cut/Style: Fitted, Technical
Color:Lime Yellow/Pink Zippers
True to Size: Yes
Notable Features: water resistant, wind resistant, breathability
Environment & Conditions:
Initial Impressions: Solid seams, and nice fitting
Location of Test: Home
Length of time Tested:TBA
Tried or Own: Tried, with a desire to own
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs
Jacket Size: 8
Pants Size: 8
Years Skiing: 25+
Preferred Attire: Shell/Layering
Current Clothing Quiver: Kastle Mountaineering, Norrona Shell, SOS Insulated, Patagonia Down Sweater(s)
I recall the first time I saw a DNA Jacket on a woman and I was compelled to ask her where she got it. It was a fitted bright green shell that made her stand out in a crowd.
Today I am lucky enough to be wearing a DNA Manji shell and am not surprised to find the same impressive style and colorful combinations, but what I'm really enjoying are the technical features that will make the most adventurous skier stay warm, dry and comfy when mother nature rears her ugly head.
The Manji is made of 4 way stretch waterproof, wind proof fabric, with handy pockets that include a phone pocket, and a ski pass pocket. Rounding out the amazing features is a detachable hood, powder skirt, and adjustable wrist cuffs.
This shell, combined with the Link Down jacket is an ideal layering combination!
If you're someone who likes to wear amazing technical skiwear without sacrificing style, this is the shell for you