With it’s 20,000mm of waterproofing, 10,000g of breathability, waterproof zippers, and certified space technology, the Altitude Shell by Ripzone is one bad mother of a jacket. It even has a little bit of Thermolite insulation for you sissies out there. This is my go to resort jacket, but works just as well in the backcountry. The little bit of insulation takes the chill off on a cool day (not saying I’m a sissy). On warmer days this jacket is the only layer on top of my base layer.
I love the elastic cuffs. Usually jacket cuffs are cumbersome and take up too much space. These ones however, go unnoticed. They are slim and stretchy and most of all, do not have thumb holes. I never use cuffs that have thumb holes so have automatically been drawn to using these ones. They keep the warmth in and the wind and snow out.
My girlfriend has a weird deal with jacket collars and has translated into me noticing more and more the comfort or not so comfortable collars out there. The collar on the Altitude jacket has a lot of space so can easily dip your face behind fabric for the windy and cold lift rides.
If you’re all about steeze, you may want to take a look at my review on the Ultimate pant. The mustard pant matches perfectly with the mustard zippers and copper fabric.
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