An apparel guide staple, the mixed-use Scott Vertic jacket is made with the reliable 3L Gore-Tex fabric. The design is clean and simple, with few pockets and clean lines. The cut of the Vertic is shorter than most other jackets, so one may consider sizing up.
The Scott Vertic is intended for touring, but throw on a mid-puffy and it will be comfortable around the ski hill, too. It has all the technical bells and whistles, including high waterproof/breathability ratings and a simple hood-cinching mechanism.
“This jacket would be great on mountain or touring, but for especially wet conditions,” said JF Bruegger.
“The jacket is very stylish,” added Ben Kallman. “It has nice pockets for a big phone. It’s comfortable, with a good, high-quality build.”
The Scott Vertic, like most of the jackets in this guide, is a technical, high-quality shell meant for performance. The differences come down to fit, style, and cut. These jackets are a big investment, and the most important aspect of them is that they are comfortable for the skier. Be sure to try it on before purchasing.