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This is the gear that you could never afford on any other day, but since it's Cyber Monday, you just might be able to swing it. It's not the buffs, the goggles, or the gloves, it's the big items. The whole paycheck kind of stuff where you're peeing your pants as you sign the receipt These are the Christmas presents you ask for but doubt you'll get, and the gear you can hopefully snag in two years at the ski swap, but, today, it's the best bang for your buck. Here’s 10 rad jackets that can be had, today, for great deals and which you can buy from the comfort of your aprés bar stool or hotel break room.
Our Top 10 Picks for Men's and Women's Outerwear
Managing Editorial and Community Editor, Ryan Dunfee, testing out the FlyLow Lab Coat 2.0 mentioned below.
Evo is boasting sales from 30% to 50% off brands that run the gamet from Patagonia to Saga and everything in between. These guys will still run you a pretty penny, but they have the best outerwear sale selection with a lowest price guarantee on most of their jackets. Here are our picks, so get 'em while they're hot.
#1: Armada Balfour GORE-TEX PRO 3L:
"When the forecast calls for a 20"+ overnight dump of the fresh stuff, you're going to need a solid kit. The Balfour GORE-TEX® Pro 3L Jacket Balfour GORE-TEX® Pro 3L Jacket has you covered, literally. Constructed with praise-worthy GORE-TEX® PRO 3L fabric, the Balfour represents the best of the best in foul weather protection. 100% of the Balfour's seams are sealed with GORE-SEAM tape to further it's moisture fighting capabilities. Features like a low profile powder skirt and YKK AQUAGUARD® Water Repellent Zippers give you the piece of mind you need to take on the biggest airs on the wettest days. If you're serious about skiing (and we know you are) you need a jacket as serious as you. Check out the Balfour GORE-TEX® Pro 3L Jacket from Armada today."
#2: Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket:
"If you're like us, you prefer your powder bowls untouched. One or two tracks? That's fine. Tracked out? Not fine. The Patagonia Powder Bowl jacket combines a well-articulated fit with strong construction and a GORE-TEX® membrane so that when the pow is falling sideways, you have no excuse to call it a day. The two-layer GORE-TEX® construction vents moisture while ensuring that precipitation stays where it should - outside. The hunt for a coat durable and functional enough for seasons of riding has ended; the Patagonia Powder Bowl Jacket is here."
#3: FlyLow Lab Coat 2.0:
We tested the Lab Coat last winter as a part of our Teton Tested gear review series, and this is what we thought: "Flylow already has a reputation as a no-nonsense outerwear brand for the core skiers that love beards, PBR, train conductor gloves, and pom-pom hats, and the Lab Coat 2.0–the first thing I’ve tried from the brand–certainly convinced me these guys deserve to hold that place on the mantle.
The Lab Coat 2.0 is a bomber piece that I plan on having around for years to come. The skin pocket is simply ingenious, and the jacket is bulletproof where it counts, and it's good to hear that the rips we experienced were addressed for the production model."
#4: Patagonia Snowshot Jacket: $
"Packed with features and utility-focused, the Patagonia Snowshot jacket is motion-friendly and speed-ready. Patagonia has perfected their H2No® Technology with this Performance Standard shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR finish. With an array of protected zippered pockets for quick warming or stashing and low-profile powder skirt, the Patagonia Snowshot Jacket is the complete package."
#5: Burton AK 2L Swash Jacket: $
"Keeping your core warm is crucial, so Burton designed the AK 2L Swash jacket with PrimaLoft® insulation around the body like a built-in vest without restricting or limiting the range of motion in the arms so you can still tweak out grabs and rotate normally. When it comes to staying dry, the Swash has you covered with an ultra-waterproof, ultra-breathable GORE-TEX® membrane, full GORE-SEAM® taping, and a water-resistant storm stretch powder skirt. Garner the confidence to get out and pioneer new territory this season with the security of the Burton AK 2L Swash Jacket.
#6: Armada Smoked GORE-TEX Women's Jacket:
"The Armada Smoked GORE-TEX® Jacket is ideal for the girl who's constantly chasing storms! The waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® membrane is designed to keep you dry, allowing you to shred confidently through countless blower pow days. The hood easily fits over a brain bucket, so you never have to chose between protecting your head and staying dry. The mesh wrist gaiters and stashable powder skirt lock snow and moisture out in case you accidentally go for an afternoon tomahawk. For girls pushing it at the mountain, who demand high performance outerwear, the Armada Smoked Jacket is sure to do the trick. (Evo)
#7: FlyLow Billie Women's Coat:
"The most technical jacket in the Flylow women's line up, the Billie Coat has a durable face fabric and a super waterproof-breathable membrane. Complete with a helmet compatible hood, underarm vents, and a removable powder skirt, this jacket is for the girl who demands performance from her gear. From long tours in the backcountry, to steep and deep shredding in-bounds, the Flylow Billie Coat gets the job done in impeccable style."
#8: Patagonia Women's Insulated Snowbelle Jacket:
"When temps dip to single digits, you have the Patagonia Insulated Snowbelle Jacket to back you up. Made with Patagonia s H2No® Performance Standard 2-layer polyester shell to protect you against the elements and remain breathable when you need it most, and insulated with Thermogreen® recycled polyester insulation, you'll have the barrier you need to stay comfortable in even the coldest weather. On top of that, a powder skirt, helmet-compatible 2-way adjustable hood, pit-zips and media and handwarmer pockets will keep you warm but temperature regulated when the time comes."
#9: Burton Cadence Women's Jacket
"Catch your rhythm this season in the Burton Cadence Jacket. In upbeat, energetic colorways, this DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-Layer shell has 10k/10k waterproof/breathability lined with Burton's new, ultra-versatile Living Lining™, engineered with pores that open up when you're warm and shrink up when you need to retain more body heat."
#10: Marmot VAL D'SERE Women's JACKET
"The Marmot Val D'Sere Jacket simply kills it in both the function and fashion departments with its waterproof breathable MemBrain® shell and toasty but not bulky 700 fill power insulation. Button up and laugh at nasty weather in the Val D'Sere Jacket, as you can seal out the elements with a helmet compatible hood, powder skirt and adjustable Velcro® cuffs. They'd even like this coat in France, though they'd sneer at the spelling..."
Looking for specific reviews of this season's most anticipated gear? Be sure to check out Teton Tested for the in-depth bottom line on the gear that'll make your season pop.
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