Spyder Women's Energy Jacket:
If you enjoy the luxury of owning a season pass, you probably have several different jackets that you wear to match the changing weather throughout the late fall, winter and early spring. Spyder's Energy Jacket has a zip-out insulator that lets you use the same jacket components together or separately throughout the year, so you don't have to pay the high price of fashion and splurge on a soft shell and multiple fleece pieces. The Energy's lean profile also looks better than multiple homegrown layers from the back of the closet. The Energy Jacket features a stretchy twill weave fabric backed by a waterproof and breathable XT.L 10,000-mm. membrane. Spyder declares their zip-in insulating component jacket as "waterproof by construction" but your results may vary depending on how much sleet and rain falls on your dampest ski days. When in doubt, go with the outer shell. The Energy has a roll-away hood that you can also remove if you don't need it or usually opt for a ski helmet. Other functional features include zippered vents beneath the outer shell sleeves and an internal mesh goggle pocket with custom chamois lens on a retracting shock cord. There's also a data card pocket and Spyder's "Flasher" ski pass pocket for those lucky season pass holders.