Great waterproof coat for skiing & snowshoeing

Reviewed by Gadget Girl from Bozeman, MT on Thursday, January 2, 2014
I finally got a chance to wear this coat skiing. It was a fairly warm windy day (low 30's) with wet snow. The coat kept me very dry and the hood fit completely over my helmet keeping my neck dry and head warm, as well as providing some protection for my face. I did learn that you have to unzip the collar some in order to open the hood wide enough to slide it over the helmet. The jacket also worked well with my Dakine pack and I was able to access the outside jacket pockets without removing the pack. One of the main reasons I purchased the Tempest jacket was that it was one of the few that featured an interior stash pocket. This is critical to me, since I need it to stash my hat & gloves when I get hot snowshoeing. It’s also my favorite place to stash some snacks. The coat fit well overall with plenty of room to accommodate a transceiver, a long length to keep you dry and has longer than normal sleeves that fit well over or under bulky gloves. The powder skirt is a bit snug, but did the job of keeping the snow out when I had a deep fall. I would definitely recommend this jacket for skiing and snowshoeing. The trick will be finding the appropriate mid-layer for differing levels of effort.
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