Spyder Spine Jacket:
While most of Spyder's outerwear remains associated with high-end jackets designed for destination resorts, this distinct and highly weatherproof Spine Jacket is part of their new Big Mountain collection, a series of performance jackets and pants created specifically for the remote places seldom seen by weekend warriors and in-bounds skiers. Spyder designed this durable jacket as a perfect pairing for their new Chute Pant, and that's why the custom gel prints match both garments. Like the Chute Pant, the Spine Jacket features an easy-moving stretch nylon oxford that's just as waterproof as top-of-the-line ski jackets, but you get the added benefit of mobility. Behind the nylon shell is a waterproof and breathable Dermizax EV membrane that offers some of the best resistance to water pressure found on the market today. Everything about this shell emphasizes weather protection, but the comfort doesn't pile on unnecessary garment weight. Spyder used an advanced laser cut and weld construction that eliminated the extra weight and seeping stitch holes encountered in traditional outdoor garments. They also taped all of the seams and applied waterproof zippers to all pockets. In addition to the exceptional waterproof design, the Spine also offers more functionality than most advanced jackets. These refinements include an internal MCD pocket with collar microphone loop, mesh goggle pocket with attached custom chamois lens wipe, "Flasher" resort pass pocket and a bunch of extra internal zippered spaces for the essentials that Spyder's design team couldn't already address. While other powder skiers often remove their powder skirts in the spring and lose them over the summer, the Spine has a special "snap back" powder skirt that stays away (but attached) until you need it on the morning after a big storm.