Like a blizzard bomb-shelter.
No matter if you're shredding wet, maritime snow in the Cascades or floating through nipple-deep powder in Montana, the Quiksilver Men's Forever Gore-Tex Jacket acts as an impenetrable fortress against winter's worst weather. Its Gore-Tex 2-layer membrane/laminate, fully taped seams, and YKK Aquaguard zippers keep you nice and dry through a wide variety of wet, snowy conditions. Its micro-fiber chin guard offers a comfy, chafe-free feel when it's fully zipped, while the mesh-lined underarm vents help to regulate your temperature on warm spring days. Additionally, its powder skirt and jacket-to-pant interface seal out powder on snorkel-deep days, making this jacket an excellent choice for storm chasing.
- Gore-Tex 2-layer membrane/laminate
- Regular fit
- Fully taped seams
- YKK Aquaguard zippers
- Mesh-lined underarm vents
- Micro-fiber chin guard
- Powder skirt, jacket-to-pant interface
- Lycra wrist gaiters
- Zippered hand, goggle, media pockets
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Clean Jacket, Nice improvements
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have last years and got to check out this year. They pretty much handled all of my issues.
-The goggle pocket is much deeper this year so you can actually hold something in there without worrying about it falling out.
-The single pull hood has bungie that passes over the forehead now. This is a big deal as it draws the hood tighter across your forehead keeps the hood from blowing back when you are in severe wind.
-The hood closes up nicely, allows good articulation and still covers your face without being overly gimicky.
-Still no pass pocket on the sleeve, but a good pass clip in the main pocket.
-Surprise feature: Zip interface to pants! They don't advertise this, but its definitely on the one I looked at..
-Same exterior fabric. It does a great job blocking wind and sheeting water, still breathes well, and isn't super heavy. Great for layering. Not as light as a 3 layer jacket, but good for all but the most insane hikes.
If you're looking for a jacket that tons of pockets and zippy shit, this isn't it, but if you like a no frills, well made jacket that is super clean and a great bang for the buck, this is is it.