Rated 5 out of 5áby 2
Rated 5 out of 5áby TheRealZorro I wanted a less expensive jacket.
I purchased the Bean's Gore-Tex Pro Shell Jacket after seeing a few older coats, various brands, not hold up. I wanted a jacket that would last for years and after asking around this one was recommended to me. It fit better than I expected, looked better than I expected, and seems perfect and worth the money.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NEKingdomSkier Expensive and worth it
I have never shelled out (no pun intended) big bucks for a ski jacket before. I have had friends that get astronomically expensive shells and I think this is in the same class without the hipster nameplate. It is pro shell and detailed very waterproof and wind proof. I have no criticisms.
I have worn it in Jay Peak's cold, wind and snow, in spring rain and heat and it gets top ratings for all of the above. Breathes well even hiking up and easy to pull over layers. It has not gotten torn or snagged hitting branches of tight softwood glades. The hood pulls over your helmet easily when you really need it. The jacket does seem like "gear" more than a regular casual jacket with the taped zippers, etc. i think that is worth the difference from the typical $200 range shells that I have worn.
November 16, 2014