- January 14 2011
My wife bought this for me for my birthday, and I told her I didnt need a new coat, mine that i had for 5 years was just fine. Well putting this on you can def see the difference in a great quality jacket. It is narrow in the shoulders, but fits fine on me, and is really warm. Has all the special things a ski jacket can have (gussets, arm zips etc) and it looks good on the slopes.
- January 13 2011
Good purchase but the price is too high
Great coat but runs little small and the price is little high also altrec is a great company my jacket was ship the same day I order
- January 6 2011
All I can say is its a great jacket. Absolutely amazing. So far I've worn it in both the warm and the cold and the wet and dry. It just doesn't give up. I ski every winter and this year I decided to learn to snow board. The jacket has stood up to that too. It is very durable and did not rip or snag at all. Also the week I went this year started at about 20 degrees and very windy. I didn't even know the wind was blowing and I was comfortably cool, a plus because being warm or hot makes you sweat and later freeze. Later in the week it warmed up to 40 and rained on the last day of the trip. I didn't get wet at all. and the pit vents stayed open the whole time while I had just a tee shirt on. I was very comfortable right up until nightfall when it cooled off and just zip the pit vents and I was fine. The only problem I had with the coat is that I am a tall person so good jackets that fit well are hard to find. I am 6'3 and have long arms. Even though I am only 160lbs I ordered an XL for the sleeve length. I probably could have gotten away with a large. It is baggy but in the rare event that I need the extra layers (-20 with the way this coat is) it will be a good fit. Everything is good about the coat. Its has durable wrist gators. The snow skirt is a little large for me but if I adjust it right it works well. The jacket is not at all stiff. It withstood the first 3 days of learning to snowboard and continues to perform with the morning commute to work which is getting quite cold. It may be a bit expensive but you are definitely getting what you pay for.
- December 4 2010
Outstanding jacket for diverse conditions
It took a long time to give up my Obermeyer but this jacket has the goods. I am 6' 200lbs and tend to overheat on the steeps and freeze on the lift. It was time to take advantage of the improvements in materials. The fit is perfect, not bulky, but leaves enough room for base layers. My comfort level stayed the same in 20 degress outside and I wasn't ripping off the jacket after going inside like usual. The 20k breathability and stretch flexibility is incredible for a jacket with this amount of warmth. I am very pleased with this purchase.
- January 23 2010
Great Jacket, tried many finally found one!
This is the jacket to get to keep out the weather when it's cold!! I have tried MANY jackets, returning them to Altrec (great way to do business Altrec, love you guys!) and have finally found the jacket for me. We go to Utah during Christmas and it's always in the single digits and with the wind chill below 0'. Great snow though!! Pow for days! This year it was great just because of this jacket, I was warm. I'm 5'8" 190 stocky and the large fit's me great. Perfect fit, good construction, the pockets are great. As described in other reviews, the varied pockets work well for all your needs. Camera, cell phone, pass, trail maps, sunglasses/goggles, sunblock, wallet, keys, it works! Front zipper works well when it cold and easy to zip. Neck feels good and I am able to zip all the way. Makes me wonder what's in the Kitzbuhel that makes it that much more. Hood works well over everything with goggles on top. I did not wear a helmet, maybe next time. The only thing, prior to going out; look at the draw string on the hood to figure out how to tighten it up. It's a different design and when you can't see it and when your out in the cold, it can be difficult. However, this is the jacket for me and maybe you! Definitely 5 stars.