Review by: tallnik, 2004-08-25
This is my favorite jacket ever.
I have worn a lot of "snowboarding" jackets before, and this one kicks all their a$$es. It's great for anything to do with the outdoors. It's incredibly tough. I got hit with a roman candle once, and although it stuck there for a couple of seconds, no real damage was done. I didn't even need to patch it. The jacket has taken three years of backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, general use, and still looks like new. It's also taken a number of bails on ice, snow, rock, and is holding up.
I maintain the jacket regularly, and try not to use this jacket for everyday wear. This is my jacket for those "special" trips.
Of special note is the beefier construction around the shoulders, waist, and forearms: especially key for those of us who like to carry packs a lot.