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Eider Katana Weave Jacket - Women's - 2010 BCS
Zip into the Eider Womenís Katana Weave Jacket before you face a mountain of wind and snow. The waterproof breathable fabric will shed the blowing snow at the summit and keep you dry as the snow transitions to rain at the base. The layer of insulation locks in body heat like a jungle prison, without the machetes.
- The fabricís fully taped seams and a water-repellent finish block falling snow and dripping water from the chairlift
- A long, hip-hugging, feminine cut feels great from day one; pre=shaped elbows match your armsí natural skiing position
- Removable hood features clear side panels for visibility and a soft collar to keep your chin comfy
- Underarm zip vents dump heat when booting up a ridge in the sun
- Lycra wrist gaiters prevent snow from creeping into your sleeves
- Zip-out powder skirt features gripping elastic to prevent slips and keep out the deep snow all day
- Hidden ski pass pocket stores your ticket and allows you to quickly flash it at the lifties
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September 27, 2011
Just received this jacket a few days ago, but it's been out in a nasty rainstorm already which took us all over the map temperature-wise, and I can tell you that (a) it breathes fantastically, and (b) it's hella warm. Gonna have to leave this for the properly-cold days, at least if I intend to wear *anything* underneath it.
I'm usually a size 10, sometimes a size 12, and I ordered a 14 after reading that Eider often fits rather small. The 12 would probably have been fine, but the 14 means I've got room for a couple solid layers on the nasty-cold days, when this jacket will have me laughing in the face of the north/western Canada winters and frosty mountaintops.
At the neck, it's fuzzy and comfy, though fits relatively narrowly -- it just barely fits my chin in the collar when I'm trying to hide my face from adverse weather. Sleeves are a little bit long, but I'd rather it that way than too short. Wrist gaiters are thin, but the thumbholes are soft and won't chafe. Underarm zips are totally open with no mesh. All zippers grip and move easily, even with gloved hands. Snowskirt has several options depending on how much room you need post-lunch. Pockets seal up nicely so your cash stays un-pocket-laundered... and I almost had a hard time finding the interior pocket, 'cause the zipper's tiny and well-sewn.
And my favourite: It looks bad-ass and fashionable despite its relative simplicity and technical nature. It doesn't make you look like you borrowed your mom's old ski stuff.
.. now I just have to hunt down some snowpants that remotely match up in the awesome spec of this jacket!
- [shell] Defender weave 2-layer with DWR
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- 10,000 mm
- Fabric Breathability Rating:
- 5000 g
- underarm zips
- (external) 2 chest, 1 chest, 1 sleeve, 1 hidden pass, (internal 1 zip, 1 google with lens cloth
- fully taped
- Recommended Use: