When I first received the Saga Outerwear Anomie 2L I was both excited and skeptical. I had never worn any Saga jackets and always assumed that they were just more of a fashion statement that a legitimate piece of gear. Man was I wrong, from the moment that I put on the Anomie 2L I could tell that it was built like a bullet proof vest and could probably protect me from any storm (and it did).
The first day that I tried the Anomie 2L it was a cold, windy, and dry day typical for a Pennsylvania December and despite not being able to test its level of waterproofing I was able to put other features of the jacket to the test. The first thing that I noticed was how breathable the Anomie 2L was. With the pit vents open I was too cold skiing at high speeds despite my base layer and sweater and after zipping up the pit vents felt more comfortable without getting too hot (a problem that I have had with some jackets that I have had in the past). I should also mention that the Anomie 2L is not insulated and does not provide much warmth.
After riding in the Anomie 2L for a week in Vermont I was able to fully test the other aspects of the jacket. The Anomie 2L is truly waterproof and unless it's raining you should not experience any issues with water entering the jacket. However, despite you being able to avoid excess weight because of your jacket soaking up water you will still definitely notice the jacket a lot. But that's not all bad despite being the single heaviest ski jacket that I have owned it is also probably the most durable, and despite my numerous umm intimate moments with tree's, rails, and boiler plate ice at the bottom of 10 ft cliff's ( I will not go into detail as to how I managed myself into any of these situations) the Anomie 2L didn't even appear to have been scuffed and I will be riding it in the future.
In conclusion the Anomie 2L is probably the most stylish bombproof, storm proof, and energy drink proof ( I discovered this at a Rockstar Energy drink promotion at my local hill), jacket that you will ever buy and I highly recommend it.
It's a fucking tank
Could be used to patch holes in boats
Will be replacing my rain jacket
You won't need to go to the gym after touring in this thing.
Baby Blue in XL size makes you look like a mountain whale.