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Insulated Jackets

post #1 of 9
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I am looking for a warm insulated ski jacket.  For the past 6 years I have been using an Avalanche jacket which I acquired through my ski team.  The jacket is great; it is extremely warm and durable.  I would purchase another Avalanche jacket, but they cater mostly to the custom/wholesale market and they have a limited selection online.

 

I wanted some feedback on the warmest insulated ski jackets.  I have read good things about the Arc’teryx Fission SV and the Patagonia Powder Bowl.  Is there any others I should look at? 

 

Thanks

post #2 of 9

My warmest jackets are Halti and Goldwin...

post #3 of 9

Have given all my insulated jackets away.  If that cold I can squeeze a 800 loft puffy under my shell. Otherwise prefer to layer.

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Need BB View Post
 

I am looking for a warm insulated ski jacket.  For the past 6 years I have been using an Avalanche jacket which I acquired through my ski team.  The jacket is great; it is extremely warm and durable.  I would purchase another Avalanche jacket, but they cater mostly to the custom/wholesale market and they have a limited selection online.

 

I wanted some feedback on the warmest insulated ski jackets.  I have read good things about the Arc’teryx Fission SV and the Patagonia Powder Bowl.  Is there any others I should look at? 

 

Thanks

I have a Fission SV and while expensive its bulletproof. Has no pit zips but I only use on cold days i.e. under 10 deg F and not in New Zealand, and it's been very warm and waterproof. I have never got cold in it or required another insulative layer under it, just an icebreaker layer. Hood doesn't come off but is helmet compatible and it doesn't have a powder skirt either so there might be more ski specific orientated designs now in Arcteryxs' range but I don't think any are the Coreloft Gore Tex 3L Pro shell combination of this magnitude so....? It also looks quite good as casual wear too if that's a consideration.

post #5 of 9
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Wow.  I would have thought any $$ jacket would have pit zips.  I currently use my jacket's pit zips when it warms up during the day.

post #6 of 9
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Wow.  I would have thought any $$ jacket would have pit zips.  I currently use my jacket's pit zips when it warms up during the day.

You wouldn't wear a Fission if it warms up during the day. Its for when its cold.

You might not need a jacket of that level then then if that happens which opens up the selection a lot wider.

post #7 of 9
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Does anyone else have any recommendation on a good insulated jackets?  I needs to have a hood and pitt zips.

 

Thanks

post #8 of 9
Helly Hansen makes some great insulated jackets.
post #9 of 9
I second HH. I have had the Stoneham for a few seasons now. Ton of pockets, put zips, ski pass sleeve pocket, detachable hood, snow skirt. The only thing I wish it had is three layer instead of two.

The Stoneham is no longer available but there are plenty of good replacements. There are other European brands that aren't well known here but have top notch jackets. There is a thread somewhere here talking about them..

Ken
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