The Upside of Down: A New Generation of Down Ski & Snowboard Jackets

3rd January 2013 | Krista Crabtree

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Dakine Kensington Down Jacket - The Kensington Down Jacket has a stylish look but the technical features mean business: A soft, 100 percent recycled polyester waterproof/breathable exterior with taped seams houses premium goose down to keep you warm and dry. Cool extras such as zip-off powder skirt, zippered underarm vents and stretch hand gaiters help you deal with fluctuating temperatures. $299.

Dakine Kensington Down Jacket - The Kensington Down Jacket has a stylish look but the technical features mean business: A soft, 100 percent recycled polyester waterproof/breathable exterior with taped seams houses premium goose down to keep you warm and dry. Cool extras such as zip-off powder skirt, zippered underarm vents and stretch hand gaiters help you deal with fluctuating temperatures. $299.
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Dakine Kensington Down Jacket - The Kensington Down Jacket has a stylish look but the technical features mean business: A soft, 100 percent recycled polyester waterproof/breathable exterior with taped seams houses premium goose down to keep you warm and dry. Cool extras such as zip-off powder skirt, zippered underarm vents and stretch hand gaiters help you deal with fluctuating temperatures. $299.
Helly Hansen Odin Hooded Belay - Leave it to the Norwegians to design a jacket that can withstand whatever weather comes your way. The expedition-grade Odin Hooded Belay is a longer, warmer rift on the Odin Isolator jacket and comes with a big, comfy hood. PrimaLoft One insulates the inside while Pertex Quantum nylon ripstop covers the outside making it durable enough to handle harnesses. An Eco DWR coating resists water when the weather sours. $350.

Helly Hansen Odin Hooded Belay - Leave it to the Norwegians to design a jacket that can withstand whatever weather comes your way. The expedition-grade Odin Hooded Belay is a longer, warmer rift on the Odin Isolator jacket and comes with a big, comfy hood. PrimaLoft One insulates the inside while Pertex Quantum nylon ripstop covers the outside making it durable enough to handle harnesses. An Eco DWR coating resists water when the weather sours. $350.
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Helly Hansen Odin Hooded Belay - Leave it to the Norwegians to design a jacket that can withstand whatever weather comes your way. The expedition-grade Odin Hooded Belay is a longer, warmer rift on the Odin Isolator jacket and comes with a big, comfy hood. PrimaLoft One insulates the inside while Pertex Quantum nylon ripstop covers the outside making it durable enough to handle harnesses. An Eco DWR coating resists water when the weather sours. $350.
Oakley Unification Down - Oakley says pro rider Seth Morrison rocks the Unification jacket, since it’s among the warmest, most packable thermal down jackets that Oakley produces. Made with 800-fill power premium goose down, the quilted exterior is coated with DWR or durable water repellent coating. One more steezy feature: It stows away in its own zip pocket. $230.

Oakley Unification Down - Oakley says pro rider Seth Morrison rocks the Unification jacket, since it’s among the warmest, most packable thermal down jackets that Oakley produces. Made with 800-fill power premium goose down, the quilted exterior is coated with DWR or durable water repellent coating. One more steezy feature: It stows away in its own zip pocket. $230.
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Oakley Unification Down - Oakley says pro rider Seth Morrison rocks the Unification jacket, since it’s among the warmest, most packable thermal down jackets that Oakley produces. Made with 800-fill power premium goose down, the quilted exterior is coated with DWR or durable water repellent coating. One more steezy feature: It stows away in its own zip pocket. $230.
Marmot Safire - The Safire doubles as an insulating layer for under a shell or as a stand-alone jacket for the après-ski scene. With diamond-angled baffling and a shirt-like collar, the 650 fill down jacket has a recycled polyester shell and weighs in at 15.2 ounces. Women will appreciate the stylish zippered chest pockets and tailored fit. $165.

Marmot Safire - The Safire doubles as an insulating layer for under a shell or as a stand-alone jacket for the après-ski scene. With diamond-angled baffling and a shirt-like collar, the 650 fill down jacket has a recycled polyester shell and weighs in at 15.2 ounces. Women will appreciate the stylish zippered chest pockets and tailored fit. $165.
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Marmot Safire - The Safire doubles as an insulating layer for under a shell or as a stand-alone jacket for the après-ski scene. With diamond-angled baffling and a shirt-like collar, the 650 fill down jacket has a recycled polyester shell and weighs in at 15.2 ounces. Women will appreciate the stylish zippered chest pockets and tailored fit. $165.
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover - This is not your grandmother’s pullover (though she probably wishes she had one). Patagonia’s down sweaters have been hot over the past two years, so they’ve continued the theme with an uber-lightweight and compressible line for 2013. The sleek Nano Puff Pullover is made from synthetic PrimaLoft One insulation and 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop shell with a DWR finish, making it weather-resistant and windproof as well as durable. It all stuffs into a zippered chest pocket with a tiny karabiner clip-in loop. $169.

Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover - This is not your grandmother’s pullover (though she probably wishes she had one). Patagonia’s down sweaters have been hot over the past two years, so they’ve continued the theme with an uber-lightweight and compressible line for 2013. The sleek Nano Puff Pullover is made from synthetic PrimaLoft One insulation and 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop shell with a DWR finish, making it weather-resistant and windproof as well as durable. It all stuffs into a zippered chest pocket with a tiny karabiner clip-in loop. $169.
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Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover - This is not your grandmother’s pullover (though she probably wishes she had one). Patagonia’s down sweaters have been hot over the past two years, so they’ve continued the theme with an uber-lightweight and compressible line for 2013. The sleek Nano Puff Pullover is made from synthetic PrimaLoft One insulation and 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop shell with a DWR finish, making it weather-resistant and windproof as well as durable. It all stuffs into a zippered chest pocket with a tiny karabiner clip-in loop. $169.