- January 28 2012
Great shell, I like the ability to zip in a fleece for warmth when needed and also having the ability to remove the hood. Note that not all of the fleece zippers are compatable for zip-in, you will need to check yours. The jacket fits large.
- January 5 2011
Great Ski/Snowboard jacket
I bought this jacket specifically for snowboarding and I am very happy with it. Almost all the jacket is made of Gore-Tex Pro Shell. It is waterproof, windproof, and wicks internal moisture unlike any other material. If there are better and cheaper materials that does all 3 as well as Gore-tex I don't know about it. Additionally, the jacket has an insulation. The insultation is a thin breathable fabric (not fleece) that feels like a silk. Overall, this jacket is sufficient to keep you warm in most harsh conditions. For example, this jacket was GREAT in a snowy blizzard at Mammoth Mountain at 20 degrees. I was at Mammoth Mountain during its recent record snowfall (it snowed so hard they actually closed down the ski slopes) and I did not get wet or cold, and I was wearing only a polyester-like T-shirt underneath. One probably would need to wear a base layer in more extreme conditions. Please note, the hood IS stowable into the collar. For some reason, a stowable hood is not part of the jacket's description. The hood can also be unzipped. But to accomodate the stowable hood, the collar is large. The jacket looks MUCH more in proportion when the hood is stowed instead of unzipped. As far as fit, the jacket is on the large side so it can accomodate a base layer. If you want a tight fitting jacket that can't accomodate a base layer, then I suggest you order one size lower. As far as looks, the quality of this jacket is very visually obvious. It isn't as flashy as Arteryx, but you will pay extra for that extra Arteryx quality. I would say this jacket is plenty good for almost everyone who wants to get a jacket for skiing/snowboarding.
- December 30 2009
I was looking to replace my Moonstone that I had for over 8 years. This jacket came the closest to it in the price range. The look and fit of the palisades is great and performs well. The only thing that has to be fixed and I mean has too ,are the cuffs it seems that it just has the velcro to tighten it around your wrists no elastic. So at times when I took out my hands from my pockets the velcro would come undone. It needs more elastic and less velcro on the cuffs.
- December 16 2009
Excellent technical construction. Tend to run large. Usually a Medium, but had to purchase a Small.