Style and tech chops aren't the dogs and cats of the ski world; with a little planning the two can get along just fine, as evidenced by the Hammer Men's Jacket from Sweet Protection. Sure, it has a relaxed freeridey fit, but Sweet Protection also designed it with a 2L Gore-Tex membrane to keep water out and mange sweat, fully taped seams to seal up invisible gaps, and a tuck-away powder skirt to stop that blower pow from flying up your back when you're stomping the crap out of backcountry airs.
When you're hiking for turns or booter repeats, the zippered underarm vents of the Hammer will be much appreciated, as will the helmet-compatible hood when you're chowing down on some killer storm riding. The wrist gaiters, too, will help you stay warm and dry when the weather's bad, and the soft chin guard won't rub you the wrong way when you duck your head down against the wind. Sweet Protection also hooked up a ton of pockets, including two hand, one chest, an internal goggle, and safe stash for your RFID ski pass.
- Gore-Tex 2L waterproof and breathable membrane
- Fully taped seams
- Underarm vents
- Tuck-away powder skirt
- Helmet-compatible hood
- Wrist gaiters
- Internal and external pockets
- Soft chin guard