Pro style for snow piles.
- Chest vents ease the heat of bigtime vertical ascents, and critically placed fleece kicks into gear when the bitter cold strikes
- Removable powder skirt means you can rock the Corked around town without excess bulk
- Fully taped seams and wrist gaiters help you ride out the wettest storms
- Don’t forget your removable balaclava if the fleece won’t cut it
- Compress the removable hood with a unique magnet system when you’re whipping big air , and enjoy the comfort of a loose, longer fit on the lift or at the bar
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Great so far
Picked up a black one in size XL for super cheap and so far it seems like one of the best bargains I've ever snagged.
I'm 6'2", 185-190lbs, ~44" chest, ~35" waist and relatively long arms and torso. The XL fits in a nicely loose fashion w/o being overly huge, The sleeves come to about half way between the 1st and 2nd thumb knuckle and waist just at the bottom of the fly. Range of motion is completely unhindered. If you're looking for a more fitted or alpine look/feel, you're probably safe to size down by one and still have enough length and room for moderately thick layering underneath. I particularly like the cut of the hood, it's big enough to fit my large Smith Variant Brim helmet under w/o restricting range of motion, but also manages to be completely usable uncinched w/o flopping all over the place or restricting vision when I am hat/helmetless.
While I've yet to do the stand under a waterfall for a few hours test w/ this coat, waterproofing seems as good as my GoreTex Pro Stretch shell in prolonged exposure to torrential rain, no soak through experienced of yet and all the water beads up and drops off w/ a single shake. Waterproof zippers on the chest vents is the only thing this jacket seems to be missing to make it awesome as rain wear as well as for the slopes, but that might make them a pain in the ass to use w/ gloves on.
Just to add to the feature blurb on here, the chest pockets are actually a fold over snapping flap and are pretty small and oriented more toward the arm pits as a result of the placement of the chest vent zippers. Not sure how much use these will get for me. The front hand/slash pockets are zippered and of a decent size and have fold over top entry snapping panel pockets over the top of them which are also of decent size. Cool feature in these is the see through plastic pass holder attached via 2 elastic bands to the inside of the left front flap pocket. It's also got an approximately goggle sized internal open mesh pocket on the left w/ a velcro-d fleece media pocket inside that seems big enough to hold just about any smartphone out today and a smaller velcro-d glasses size pocket on the right (might be a little small for some of the bigger glasses out there though). It's also got the little cable routing loops/ear bud holders next to the zipper above the media pocket.
In addition to the sort of skimpy zip-in balaclava, it's also got what I can only explain as jacket suspenders to keep it in place when fully open or allow for hands free carry. The powder skirt allows for either zip or snap-in attachment to your pants and there are female snaps on either side of main zipper so you can snap it out of the way when not in use if you don't feel like zipping it out and losing it.
The only shortcomings I can see are below:
As mentioned previously, the laser cut openings on the lycra wrist gaiters and balaclava seem pretty damn flimsy and cheap. The lycra could stand to be a bit thicker and have actual stitched seams/hems. I'll probably stick w/ my merino balaclava, but I'm sorta worried about the long term durability of the wrist gaiters.
No fleece lining on the front hand pockets. Not a huge deal, but still would be a nice addition.
Given the length of this jacket a double zipper would be nice.
No RECCO. Thankfully, I've never had to have my ass saved by these to date, but I'd feel slightly better knowing the reflector was there.
All in all, if I had $330 to spend on a jacket this one would feel worth it. At ~60% off, no brainer... At $330 this is probably a 4.25 - 4.5 star coat to me. At $130, 5 stars all the way.
is the jacket roomy and will small fit...
is the jacket roomy and will small fit ok.... i'm 5'7", 65 kg, chest 38 inch. i have a NF freedom shell and that fits with room for layers
Is the legion blue glossy in person like...
Is the legion blue glossy in person like it is in the picture or is it just bright?
Hey, it is a little shinny, like a wind breaker nylon material shinny...its not exactly glossy like in the picture, it has a different type of face fabric that kinda has this color changing effect when you view it at different angles, if that makes sense? So the lighting is making it look real shinny...
oakley broke :(
This coat is awesome! Its amazing it insulates you so well, in 0 degree weather all i had to wear under this was a soft shell and a t-shirt! Its super water proof and wind proof.
Sadly this coat isnt perfect. First off the wrist gators do look like they were just cut out, second there is no internal zipper pocket and the media pockets they give work but your stuff gets wet. Lastly and worst of all the magnets fall out, at least three or more have fallen out the worst is the top one fell out.
Perfect jacket but if they could fix those things it would be past perfect in my book.
great jacket with some cool features
Has wrist gators
good amount of pockets
-I think the wrist gators are poorly made, they arent reinforced, it looks like they just cut a hole in the material.
- the magnetic buttons are kinda awkward when trying to unzip the jacket because they snap back together as you are unzipping.
- wish there was an internal zippered pocket
- I have heard the magnets in the jacket MIGHT interfere with beacons especially the ones with magnetic switches like the Pieps DSP
this is a great jacket with a lot of neat little trinkets and features that make it really convenient....the quality of the main components of the jacket is great however, the quality of the extra features isnt great.
It also runs pretty baggy, i am happy with a medium and i am 5'10" 160lbs
I bought this jacket and have been completely amazed by it every day I use it! I'm 6'1 180lbs and like a baggier fit. I bought the XL and it's the perfect size. Take this jacket out and just watch the moisture glide right off the jacket.
The included balaclava is alright. I have been using my Smartwool instead but it still works. I love everything else about this jacket.
Does anybody know the zipper length of the...
Does anybody know the zipper length of the L, XL, and XXL?
large: 33 inches xl: 35 inches xxl: 36 inches
is it warm?
is it warm?
Just purchased this jacket a few weeks ago and it is incredibly warm and protects you from the elements extremely well. Wind and moisture don't have a chance at penetrating the shell. You'll obviously still want to use layers in the colder temps but a single layer underneath with suit you just fine on an average 30 degree day with this jacket.
is this jacket insulated? thanks
is this jacket insulated? thanks