This is a purposeful and focussed ski coat that is less about design and more about useful application.
It’s a Gore-Tex shell that’s optimised for efficiency in challenging conditions so it’s extremely breathable, entirely waterresistant, and windproof. All joints are of course taped and all zips water resistant, which isn’t constantly the case however is something you oughtto anticipate from a £600 shell coat.
Features consistof the typical powder skirt as well as a little range of useful pockets. The 2 chest pockets are simply the right size to hold phones and wallets and the hand pockets aren’t unnecessarily spacious. Inside are 2 extra mesh dump pockets, one of them likewise has a zipped area. The lift pass pocket sits on the upper arm and has a RECCO reflector sewn in simply listedbelow it.
The fit is best for freeriding, whether snowboarding or snowboarding, providing you plenty of space for layering without being extremely baggy. There’s a terrific sensation of flexibility of motion inside the Micon, testimony to well idea out expression in secret locations. Coverage from the hood is great and the adjusters permit you to cinch it over a helmet or bare head. This is Arc’teryx longest cut ski coat at the hem, a mindful nod towards an visual favoured by some freeriders. It’s still more a severe coat than a young dollars coat, however the appearance is on point for major freeriders who puton’t desire tight, athletic looking clothes.
We felt that the cuffs worked well over or under gloves, the opening is huge however can be rapidly and quickly minimized utilizing the Velcro adjuster. The product folds into itself completely so stays comfy no matter which method you choose to wear it.
All the adjusters and zips on the Micon coat are leading quality. This makes a distinction to the feel of the coat in utilize, you puton’t desire to be stressing about bad quality hardware on your ski coat when you’re attempting to delightin a day on the mountain.
Gore-Tex is extremely waterresistant and resilient however is undoubtedly a bit stiff and crinkly. This is the case with the Micon however there’s a C-Knit backer inside the coat which softens things up a little while likewise contributing to a lighter weight than requirement Gore products. The face material is N80p which is a thick, resilient weave that has high abrasion resistance, in other words this coat is constructed to last, even in difficult conditions.
Overall, another strong efficiency from Arc’teryx. There isn’t a lot to grumble about in the Micon coat, it carriesout quite much perfectly in every element. It’s a pity about the rate of course, however shot finding a ski coat with this specification and construct quality somewhereelse for less and you’re mostlikely to be dissatisfied. In which case you must lower your expectations or suck it up and fracture open your wallet.