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Gear Review: Mountain Hardware Gravitor/Sooka Jacket

A waterproof ski jacket that's warm as well.
FGG 2010 MHW Gravitor/Sooka 445x260Mountain Hardware Gravitor/Sooka (Courtesy Photo)

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“My favorite ski jacket of the year,” says our tester after using it for 20-plus days in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Switzerland. Thanks to the seam-taped, waterpoof/breathable Conduit shell, she reports, “It was impervious to a sloppy slush-storm, and I kept skiing when my friends bailed because they were wet. And it has just the right amount of synthetic insulation that I could keep skiing all day in freezing temps, with just a baselayer and a light midlayer underneath.”

A below-the-hip cut, snug Lycra cuffs with thumb holes, and a great-fitting hood seal out the elements. Fit is superb—contoured but not constricting. Gravitor is the men’s version, Sooka (pictured) is the women’s. $250; 1 lb. 6 oz.; m’s S-XL, w’s XS-XL; mountainhardwear.com

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