Spyder Vail Jacket:
If you wear a helmet when you ski, you probably don't need to pay top dollar for Spyder's flagship Aspen Jacket because this Vail Jacket offers almost the same features without the removable Heavy Weather Hood and hood storage pocket. For most alpine skiers, that's enough reason to buy the Vail alone, although this jacket does have a lighter and removable rollaway hood if you need it. This season Spyder redesigned the fabric in their top-end collection for better mobility. That's why the Vail features a new four-way stretch Primeflex fabric that's backed with a fully waterproof and breathable Dermizax EV 20,000-mm. membrane. It's full mobility with optimum weather protection and the best breathable vapor transfer available from Spyder. The Vail also offers a slightly lighter blend of synthetic Thinsulate Supreme insulation that replaces the former Fiberfill with X-static silver fiber insulation. Aside from fabric and the warm fluffy stuff, this jacket offers the same features that made last season's incarnation a bestseller. Beneath the seam-sealed waterproof design you'll find versatile extras like a zip-out powder skirt, internal mesh goggle pocket, underarm zippered vents, custom chamois lens wipe cloth with retractable coil You can check out the rest of the fine details below. The Vail Jacket is an amazing design with a slight tapered cut along the torso that stands apart from the multipurpose climbing/mountaineering/backcountry tele shells that can't be fashionably refined without compromising functionality. This is a jacket made to ski--inside the resort boundaries or out of the helicopter. If you want to wear the best this season, you'll appreciate every fine detail on Spyder's Vail Jacket.