|Material:||Recycled PET twill fabric|
|Venting:||Yes, pit zips|
|Wrist Gasket:||Yes, velcro|
|Pockets:||3 exterior 1 interior|
|Zip In Compatible:||No|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: 32 - Thirty Two Newcastle Shell Snowboard Jacket
Hit the slopes in serious shred sled style with outerwear from 32, the number to know if you''re a committed snow bum. Check out the awesome engineering that goes into the Thirty Two Newcastle Shell Snowboard Jacket and you''ll see why snowboarders swear by this brand. The Thirty Two Newcastle is both waterproof and breathable; vented pit zips let you keep your cool when you''re bombing down the course or on a cruiser run. The Newcastle jacket is designed for perfect fit, with an eco-friendly recycled shell that suits the snowboard way of life.
- STI System EP 10,000mm Waterproofing
- STI System EP 10,000g Breathability
- STI Engineered Fit
- Recycled PET Twill Fabrication
- Mesh Lined Pit Zip Vents
- Interior Waist Gaiter with Link System
First, the good stuff, it has wrist gaiters which I really like in a jacket cause i don't like tucking my jacket into overgloves or constantly worrying about my cuffs coming off my gloves.
Second, it has a powder skirt, which I don't use often but is very handy for waist-deep powder days.
Third, and something that is a make or break for me when it comes to jackets is an ipod/phone/music player compartment INSIDE the jacket in it's own pocket to protect it from the elements along with a cable routing system for your headphones.
Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the color combos available or the all black but it was better than the other choices in my opinion.
The only other thing is it feels like it fits about 1/2 a size smaller than it should. This is the signature fit but I just wish it was true to size since there isn't any other fit available.
I normally wear a size XL and I know how snug an L feels and this feels right in the middle. It's still totally wearable for me though and I'm not giving it up.
Lastly, it is rated 10k/10k but it feels like 5k/5k in terms of weight(it feels lighter) yet it has the warmth(in my opinion) of a 15k/15k that I used to wear.
Overall, if you can find a color combo that suits your tastes then I say go for it because the price is awesome for what you're getting