When it comes to skiing, the word “style” constantly gets thrown around. You can easily tell top tier skiers apart by the way in which they charge down the mountain or meticulously tweak their bodies in the air. This individual skier style is an extremely important part of the game and is hopefully here to stay.
When it comes to outerwear, “style” generally comes from what is “hot” during a certain season. It could mean cut, colorway, features, etc. Plaid may have been popular a couple seasons ago, but already looks outdated today. Matching your personal skiing style with your outerwear style can be very difficult if what’s trendy doesn’t mesh with how you see yourself.
Enter FD Wear. At FD, they have highly simplified the process of clothing style while still allowing you the greatest amount of choices to help express yourself while you play in the snow. This may seem contradictory, but it works and will soon make sense. When it comes to the FD Wear, there is just one jacket type, the Vertika, however there is a plethora of color choices to choose from. So, if you like the cut and look of the Vertika jacket, then you can pick the exact jacket color and arm color (they fully zip off) that you want to enhance your personal style of skiing.
The Vertika Jacket falls into the tall jacket category, looks steezy and is fully insulated. I personally like tall jackets because they are warmer on cold days and the added insulation doesn’t hurt either. In case you get too toasty, you can dump heat through any of the six vents (2 arm, 2 side & 2 back) to ensure the right temperature while you’re playing in the backcountry. You can also completely zip off each arm to swap out different colored arms or to really dump heat on a sunny spring day. This jacket is like a Transformer.
Even though FD Wear focused a lot on the look of this jacket, they also did not skimp at all on quality. The fabric is 20k waterproof, seams are heat welded/taped, magnets securely hold the front zipper flap closed, there are ample pockets for maximum stowage, waterproof zippers, MP3/Cell pocket, powder skirt, wrist gaiters and more. Whatever you need, it’s on this jacket.
I have really enjoyed rocking this jacket while skiing this winter and it’s more than worthy of your consideration. Clearly, the tall look isn’t for everyone, but if that’s what you like, definitely check out FD Wear and start picking the colors that fit you the best.