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Faction Popova Jacket

A review of the Faction Popova Jacket from the 2017 Apparel Guide

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Price: $209

Materials: Xero2 8,000mm/5,000gm

Features: Kangaroo pocket, oversized hood

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Faction's Popova jacket looks and feels like streetwear with its long cut, oversized hood, and cotton-like feel. For those of us who feel like we live in our ski gear, this is a major plus. The big win is that this jacket performs as well on the mountain as it does in town. Made with Faction's Xero2 material, this two-layer pullover is waterproof (8,000mm) and breathable (5,000g) enough for mild storm days, but it may not be the right choice for a backcountry blizzard day. A slim fit and modern color blocking make this jacket look hot, plus it has pit vents for toasty days. If temperatures drop, layer up—easy enough thanks to the side-zip that makes getting in and out of this jacket no problem. Have to take your gloves off on the lift? Stuff them in the massive kangaroo pocket in front. For mild storm days and high style, this is the ideal outer layer you will live in all winter long.

PHOTO: Van Swae