Featured Review byMr.BishoponMar 11, 2015 @ 11:54 AM
This was the first Dakine gear that I have had the chance to give a shot, and I must admit that much like their luggage - it was of outstanding quality.
This jacket is a lighter-weight snow jacket, that has a decent waterproofness but also some insulation for the cold. Its by no means a down coat, so if you're getting into the really cold temperatures you will need to make sure to layer properly underneath.
The fit is very nice for a certain style. This piece specifically is designed to fit tall and baggy. I got an XL to test out, though I actually would have probably wanted this in 2XL. The fit is designed to be tall and baggy, so if you get a smaller size for yourself, you may feel a bit restricted around the upper thighs, as the coat hangs down quite far.
Dakine definitely sticks to what you'd expect for sizing from a normal outerwear company, so if you want this thing to sag, make sure to get it a size or two larger.
The quality of the piece is exceptional, no flaws can be found anywhere on the coat. Pocket selection and depth is done very well, and you have a number of options for where you want to stash things, great hand warmer pockets, etc.
Overall I'd say this is a winner piece, though do note it is tall so if you don't want that style you should be looking at something else in their line. If you want to get your G on though, you'll be extremely happy with this thing.