Pros: Stylish and technical
Cons: Almost too warm.
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), Descente (various items)
Every year I get a chance to test Descente Clothing and every year I find more that I like about it. This year the Haden Jacket blew me away. I love the hard shell look of the jacket, with the super warm insulation and features you want in a cold weather ski jacket. The Dermizax water proofing make it a must on a day when precipitation is in the forecast, and the venting makes it ideal when the sun comes out.
I found myself skiing in this jacket a lot in the spring and took it back out as soon as the slopes opened for the new season.
The Haden is definitely a "go to" jacket.
Pictured here with the Tess Pant