Coming out of the Northwest is the latest snowboard outerwear company Homeschool. Perhaps you’ve heard of them perhaps you haven’t but what you do need to know is they’ve got outerwear experience and are using solid technology that makes their products highly functional. Here’s what I had to say about it.
Garment: Homeschool Snowboarding Dangermare
Resort: Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Freezing ass cold arctic to sunny bluebird 30 degrees days.
Fit: They call it Homeschool Snowboarding engineered fit. I’d say it’s more of a classic technical fit with room to layer. In the critical areas like the arm pit and shoulder area where you might get restricted in other technical garments there’s added room even with layers to allow a smooth fluid movement.
Stitching: Solid reinforced stitching with all seams being taped.
Pockets: Outside chest pocket that has an eyelet in it to feed your headphones through. Two chest cargo pockets that also have zippered fleece lined pockets. One internal mesh pocket.
Zippers: The RiRi Aquazip zippers work smoothly and do not hang up. Tugging on them they don’t show any sign of pulling apart.
Venting: Standard under the arm pit single zipper vents.
Special/Hidden Features: Clear pass pocket below the powder skirt, thumb hoops on the cuff, elastic stretch cuffs, Darth (Wind) Hater face shield on the hood, and powder skirt snaps to hold it in place.
Rider in Mind: Someone that demands a high end technical piece of outerwear that has a more traditional style that is a throw back to when workmen styled outerwear existed.
Personal Thoughts: On real cold days I would highly recommend layering up as there is no fill to this at all. The use of Cocona really does make this a highly breathable jacket. For something so technical it doesn’t have that crisp rigid feel like many other companies have.
What They Say: Continuum 2.5L Laminate Twill Shell 100% Polyester Fabric
(10,000mm / 30,000gm)
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