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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I was lucky enough to be at sugarbush this past weekend after they got 15 inches. The podwer was amazing for the east, but I found some snow sneaking its way up into my coat. Does anyone make a universal powder skirt? Anyone know of any other options?

post #2 of 12

Jacket with a powder skirt.  There are tons of them out there.

post #3 of 12

Stay on the groomers.

 

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

That is the point onf my post I do not want to buy a new jacket, I just want a powder skirt.

post #5 of 12

Maybe I don't understand powder skirts, but in my mind I can't come up with an image of one that is not part of the jacket.  If they are not built in, snow will get up insidet.  Are you asking for a kit to modify the jacket you have?  That would take some tailoring and would, I guess, create stresses on a jacket that was not designed for them.

 

If you ski powder only very occasionally and you don't want to buy a new jacket it might be best to just suck it up.  I skied in deep snow for many years before powder skirts came along and I survived.

post #6 of 12

local seamstresses could work up a kind of gasket if the jacket has an inner layer for sewing the seam.

post #7 of 12

FWIW, I would not buy a "ski jacket" without a powder skirt and pit zippers.  I consider both of those essential parts of a fully functional ski jacket.  When the weather is a little cold or windy I use my powder skirt for added warmth while skiing and on the chair.  What is the sense of a warm jacket that allows the wind and snow to blow up under it?  I don't mean to be a dick, but powder skirts in ski jackets have been around for about 35 years, so I don't understand why they are not in all ski jackets.  They just make sense.

 

The only alternative that I know of is a belt or fanny pack over your jacket, or high bib shorts underneath.  If you ski with a pack or Camelback the waist belt will do the same thing.

post #8 of 12

a friend was outfitting herself with all new stuff. I suggested lots of pockets, vents, skirt, collar. She was unable to hook up with pockets in the styles she preferred. by the end of one day it was bugging the heck out of her. It was North Face, goretex, not cheap, go figure, I mean it may look like a jacket, but it won't work like one without the basic tech features.

post #9 of 12

While we are on the subject, another feature that seems essential for ski jackets are vertical breast pockets opening from the center (right hand into left breast pocket).  If it is horizontal or opens from the outside, how do you conveniently get you hand into it in close quarters on the lift (where most pocket activity takes place)?  As Davluri points out, there is a lot of fashion "skiwear" that does not really work for skiing. 

 

My other beef is "ski pants" that are not actually waterproof.   They work really well, as long as it is not snowing, but at least it keeps the gapers inside when the skiing gets really good.  Nothing like going through the day with a wet frozen ass  to get you in the mood for quiting early.

 

There are many companies making very functional skiwear, and if you shop smart you do not need to spend hundreds on good pants or a jacket, but you do have to run them through more than a mirror test if you want them to be a real support tool for a good day of skiing.  I may not look very stylish, but when its storming (which IMO can be some of the best skiing), I'm one of the folks still skiing in relative comfort.  It's all about priorities.

 

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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

FWIW, I would not buy a "ski jacket" without a powder skirt and pit zippers.  I consider both of those essential parts of a fully functional ski jacket.  When the weather is a little cold or windy I use my powder skirt for added warmth while skiing and on the chair.  What is the sense of a warm jacket that allows the wind and snow to blow up under it?  I don't mean to be a dick, but powder skirts in ski jackets have been around for about 35 years, so I don't understand why they are not in all ski jackets.  They just make sense.

 

The only alternative that I know of is a belt or fanny pack over your jacket, or high bib shorts underneath.  If you ski with a pack or Camelback the waist belt will do the same thing.


You nailed it.  Out east, the powder skirts are more useful on the lifts.  I find them to be very effective to keep wind from coming up your jacket. 

 

As others have said, I've never come across a modular powder skirt.
 

post #11 of 12

I have a highly flourescent one-peice "fart-bag" that is just perfect for deep snow.

Sadly, I miss the style if not the colors.

i wished they'd make a modern one peice that was a little more toned down that from the 80's

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

tendofreak, I have been looking for an 80's neon one peice forever. You have anything in a medium?

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