Pros: Stylish and packed with function
Cons: Can't find any yet.
Size Tested: 8
Cut/Style : Fitted
Features: Water proof, wind proof, breathable, detachable hood, with detachable fur, pit zips. Air Drive, Ion Bodies, Heat Navi
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Tahoe
Length of time Tested: 2 months
Weather Conditions: Varied – Wet windy, below freezing windy, and spring like
Demo or Own: Demo
Height/Weight: 5’6” 130 lbs
Ski Days/Season: 80+
Years Skiing: 30 ish
Preferred Attire: Shell/Layering
Current Quiver: Norrona Shell, Patagonia nano puff(s), Patagonia Rubicon, Fly Low Shell
At first glance, the jewel accents on the sleeves and fur on the hood may make you think this jacket is all show and no go. It doesn’t take long to figure out that Descente didn’t miss the things you look for in a technical piece when you’re hitting the slopes.
The first few days I experienced in this jacket I paired it with the Linda Pant by Descente(more on that in its review), and found myself skiing in the rain. Much to my delight, I stayed warm and dry with no visible water saturation. (Note- I removed the removable fur during this day)
The next time I tried this jacket the weather was significantly different, with strong winds and crazy cold temperatures. I was not surprised to find this one amazingly comfy, warm, and unstoppable. Adding the fur piece to the hood only made it more friendly as it blocked the wind from my face.
The pocket placement on the inside of the jacket is ideal for your extra goggle lens, neck gaitor, or favorite snack, as well as your iPod or phone with a tech wire access portal. Outside pockets include two front, one breast and one on the left sleeve, all of which have hidden zippers.
All of this technical strength in a jacket with stretch material, and style that makes a girl feel bullet proof and stylish all in one.
The Tina Jacket with Linda Pants. I just wish you could see the detailing in this photo.