For someone looking for a comfortable stylish jacket on a budget that offers some technicality to rip around the park and resort i would definitely recommend taking a look at this jacket.
With Eira's 20,000mm waterproof rating and 10,000 g/m2 breathability with the added benefit of having 100g 3m insulation I was pleasantly surprised. Warm and dry.. what else can you say!?
What impressed me the most was the plushness of the outerfabric, it was nice and soft. The inside of the jacket is even softer. The mircomesh interior definitely was comfortable and wicked away any surface moisture.
Look wise i think it's a pretty sharp jacket. Great parka cut and fit, nice lines and stitching detail on the overflaps. This jacket is definitely made for a right handed person. All the key pockets are on the left hand side. The interior ipod pocket with clear window and headphone port is perfect, then you have a outer pocket on the same side with the water resistant zipper, and another on the left arm to keep your stash. Two large bay pockets on the front make up the rest of the storage with on other little one on the inside right. I personally like keeping the majority of my stuff in inside pockets, and it would have been nice to have one larger pockets located inside. But that's just me.
Retail on this jacket is $299.99 USD.
Pretty solid value for the price. Given the fabric, features, comfort and fit i would have guessed that the suggested retail price would have been a bit more expensive if you hadn't seen the price first.
The overall cut of this jacket is fantastic. Nice and long, but as you go up in size it does not get tremendously bulky or wide. At 6ft 165lbs i was able to test an XL. While I may not personally choose this style of fit, I was surprised at how functional it felt, and I certainly looked good lapping the park.
While i have only ridden with it a few times i think it would stand up satisfactory. The softer fabric may not be the most durable fabric out there, but this is not designed to be a technical alpine climbing jacket. So that can't be expected. That being said it's not NOT durable by any means.