Originally Posted by soonercrew
im looking for some jacket advice... im quite cold blooded and will be going to winter park in mid-january... i would prefer to have a jacket that is insulated, but im open to all possibilities... im not an extremely experienced skier, but have been a half dozen times... we do plan on going yearly from here on out now! ive looked at spyder, mountain hardwear, north face... and many others... i would like to have a jacket that will serve as a great ski jacket, but also one that i can wear around town (maybe one with a removable liner???)... any thoughts or opinions will be appreciated!!!
I'm quite cold blooded as well, so I understand! As others have said, I think the best choice would be the "layering approach". It gives you lots of options/variations for comfort in any
weather, for skiing or for just walkin' around town!
I'd go with merino wool baselayers and socks (wool is warmest...review the thread on "Wool base layer comments" in the "General Skiing Discussion Forum"), a wool sweater, a down vest, and a waterproof breathable shell (at this point, I wouldn't worry too much about what brand or fabric technology, these days most technical skiwear will be just fine). Go to your ski shops and try on a few...buy the clothing that you like, that is comfortable, and that fits you best. Remember, NO COTTON.