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I took the Planks Yeti Hunter Jacket and Pants, on about as tough a test as I could come up with, 9 days skiing, including camping, in Scotland.
As it turned out, we only had a couple of days of the national treasure... horizontal rain + high wind but it was plenty of time to work out that this stuff is properly waterproof. Nothing got through, I was dry even when other guys in the crew were feeling soggily disappointed in their Haglofs and Patagonia Gear.
The breathability feels good despite only being listed as 15k and there is plenty of venting in the Jacket to keep you cool when touring too.The stuff is also super comfortable, something I was forced to consider while sleeping in it due to a tent collapse.
Looking to criticize, I would probably go either a little baggier, or add some taper/shape to the cut. The fit on the jacket is on the baggier side, I'm 5'9 140lbs and I had a medium, you can see how it looks in the picture. The jackets fit better than the pants for me (see pants review). Some of the Planks colour combos are a little garish but the Blue Jacket/black pants combo I had was perfect.
It's not my normal style of gear but Planks have won me over with this stuff. It does the job just as well as much more expensive stuff, a trend I'm noticing with Planks gear in general, while still looking good.
Yeti Hunter Jacket is a refreshingly affordable garment that just does the job like it the more expensive technical options, and it looks better!
I Have the Yellow/Charcoal size medium and have ridden it hard all winter. Durability so far has been great, it has stood up to everything - long touring days, park riding, sloggin through tight forrest and savage apres ski. Only thing is if you are as filthy as me maybe go for a darker colour as the bright yellow is pretty dirty now.
Design is great. One stand out feature is the large chest pockets where you can carry anything from your skins to riding with an easy to reach camera. Vents are good too and the over size helmet compatible adjustable hood is great. I also find the powder skirt loops to connect to you pants awesome and they will connect to any belt rungs of any pants so you don't have to have Planks pant to have it compatible.
Most importantly I have never got wet in it, and it feels remarkably breathable on the hot days.
Its a good quality, light weight, breathable, technical jacket that has taken me up a 4000m glaciated peak in -25C conditions, but also spring laps in the park. And it looks mint!
I ski the backcountry every day. It's important for me to have outerwear that is completely bombproof but also has great ventilation for the uphill. With the Yeti Hunter jacket I can easily open up vents that keep me completely comfortable and then completely seal it up for the ride down. I do a good amount of winter camping and the Yeti hunter has performed perfectly in soaking, cold conditions for days at a time. This is a good choice for someone looking for a reliable technical layer.