the Patagonia PowSlayer, the BD has a looser fit and weighs quite a bit more, so its less of a backcountry piece. What we like: Premium build quality, fit, and performance. What we like: The ultimate on-piste jacket for cold weather. Its selection runs the gamut from rugged jeans and khakis worthy of the most strenuous hike in Mountain Khakis native Tetons, to swank cambers and chinos better suited to the local brewery or cocktail bar. "I moved my arms in full rotations, freely and openly, while the rest of the jacket stayed in place said Powder Posse skier Julie Brown.
For best results, they need to be paired with moisture-wicking base socks, particularly if you plan to use them on the slopes for long stretches. Just like you wouldnt want to be cold slashing down a black diamond run in gnarly weather, you dont want to be overheating and sweating up a storm inside your gear on a sunny day making passes through the park. If youre playing in extreme cold or at high altitude, try the nearly impenetrable vinterfestivalen 2017 kongsberg Backbowl jacket. They are ideal for aerobic activity in light weather conditions, perfect for a sunny day at the mountain. In fact, durable, comfortable merino wool socks are all Point6 does. Helly Hansen even included detailing like contrasting bright colors on the brim of the hood and zippers to make you more visible through your wake of flying powder (or in heavy snowfall and bad light).