LAYER 3 – Shell
Remember when George Costanza let us all know about Goretex?
Gore-Tex is still a leader in outdoor warmth and included in many of our products, but with the advancements in layering technology, many ski and snowboarders actually prefer a lighter, shell jacket with waterproof features and venting capabilities.
Helly Hansen is – in my humble opinion – the best all around extreme weather wear, as it was originally designed for fisherman and Alps skiers in Norway, They use a proprietary technology called Helly Tech which lets sweat out but prevents water from getting IN. Oh, and each jacket and snowpants you purchase comes with a free lift ticket to many resorts across the US!
This HOWL shell jacket has all the features for being on the mountain somewhere like Big Bear, where it’s often sunny and warm, with less insulation but won’t allow the wet and snow to get in.
Descente is preferred by many of our skiers – functional, fashionable, and options for heavy or light built-in insulation. This may be a good fit if you like a lighter insulation level.