I got this jacket for a pretty good deal. Didn't really read to much on because of how good the deal was. Anyways turns out no pow skirt. I've looked online for something and have come up with no results.
A powder skirt is pretty meaningless on a ski jacket.
If you have a problem falling down in the snow alot, it won't keep you dry on a powder day. The solution - Bibs.....or a fartbag.
I'm curious to see if it would actually work if you get a different pair of pants and jacket. Like different brands instead of getting the same jacket/pant model, would it work? I see how the same brand/model would most likely work flawlessly though.
I use mine, it works just like it should. It keeps the snow from flying up & inside on deep powder days. I could see it also keeping snow in if you don't zip your collar up all the way, but I have never really had this problem. I also snap it up for an extra little bit of heat retention on cold days. Of course, I am one who would also be lost without a good hood when it is snowing.
Do you attach the jacket's pant loops to the pants before you get dressed, so the jacket/pants combo go on like a coverall? Or, do you put on the jacket then attach the loops to the pants?
I've been fairly successful using my powder skirt(s).
That being said, I think you're better off buying a jacket with a powder skirt if you want one, and keep the one you got for a deal for those days you're not interested in using one.
I just snap the loops when I put my jacket on, though if there is a loop directly in the back I usually don't use it. Just ones on the side.