Weight: 334 grams
Materials: Gore-Tex Active Shell;
Adjustable hood, waist and cuff,
2-way front zipper,
1 front zip chest pocket,
Microfleece chin guard,
A shell for fast and light days, the La Sportiva Storm Fighter is the backcountry skier's new best friend. It's especially lightweight, weighing just 334 grams, but packs a serious punch in wind- and water-resistance. The slim, alpine fit is great for big adventures that call for mobility, high breathability, and a streamlined kit. There is just one pocket, on the chest, meant to reduce weight, so pick accessories wisely. Breathable and easy to stuff into the tiniest pocket left in your backpack, the Storm Fighter, comprised of Gore-Tex Active Shell, is quiet, soft, and perfect for touring (and really any sweat-heavy, layer-necessary alpine activity). It runs shorter than most ski jackets, and the POSSE was divided on the technical, sporty look. Overheard on the lift: "It makes you feel fast!"
PHOTO: Van Swae