Descente Men's Swiss World Championship Jacket:
You don't have to make the Swiss Ski Team to wear their jacket. In fact, you don't have to be Swiss to enjoy one of the best ski jacket designs available in 2010. Descente is frequently associated with functional, high-end resort clothing, but the Swiss World Championship Jacket is several steps ahead of the competition in quality and convenient features. One of the new design enhancements in the Swiss World Championship Jacket is Descente's Breath Ventilation vents along the collar. While other skiers use a scarf or neoprene mask to protect their lower face from extreme cold and wind, the Swiss World Championship Jacket has a welded seam ventilation system at the collar that covers your face without creating excess condensation along the collar lining. The vents facilitate the expelled air from your mouth, so you won't be brushing off frozen condensation later in the day. Next to these vents you'll see a couple of small side mirrors along the collar lining that can potentially improve peripheral vision, especially while wearing a helmet. While sporting a completely new exterior look, The Swiss World Championship Jacket also incorporates proven interior comfort features from other seasons. This ski jacket design offers Descente's Airdrive lining that not only wicks moisture away from your body, but also retains heat far better than conventional polyester linings, so you stay warmer without having to add extra layers. Airdrive absorbs moisture and odors while wicking away perspiration through an anti-bacterial membrane that feels soft against your skin. Between the lining and the outer stretch fleece is a special lightweight Titan Thermo layer that reflects heat back to your body while allowing moisture to escape. Descente also impregnated the fabric with minerals that generate negative ions from the fabric. Negative ions can help the body relax and possibly improve blood circulation. Preliminary clinical studies also indicate that negative ions help decrease blood pressure and strengthen bones. Another way the jacket helps bones is through extra protective padding throughout the back of the neck and spine area, which might reduce your chances of an injury during a backwards fall. We like the curled contrast detailing across the fabric's marble flow design because it distinctively stands apart from the other solid-panel designs offered by high-end ski jackets this season. If you're looking for a ski jacket that goes big on fashion and functionality, this season Descente's Swiss World Championship Jacket is a title contender.
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