The veryfirst thing to note about the Planica coat is that it doesn’t appearance like your ordinary ski coat. The 2-method stretch external material in ‘Navy Twill’ on test has a jeans appearance to it and is soft to the touch – none of your typical stiff and crispy products here! This assists the coat feel downplayed and sophisticated, with a coupleof high-end touches that make it stand out from the crowd, like the fur-lined hood and heavy YKK Metalux zips.
This option of comfy and great looking materials doesn’t leave you without defense on the slopes . The Planica uses 10K waterproofing which serves you well in all however the worst mountain weathercondition, as well as totally taped joints. This level of efficiency is definitely enough for your average piste skier, paying for any more would be considered a waste of cash. The coat is likewise insulated with high quality and very breathable Primaloft to keep you warm while still not structure up too much of a sweat. If you do begin to boil up the pit zips enable you to rapidly dump out any excess heat and wetness.
We discovered the fit of the Planica to be relatively real to size, with space for layering if you feel the require, and a lovely cut. And the lining materials leave you in no doubt that this is a high-end bit of package – they’re lovely and smooth, making taking the coat on and off exceptionally easy with faux-fur panels including an additional lux touch that assists make the coat feel unique to wear.
There are likewise silky-smooth wrist gaiters so that your sleeves stay conveniently in location when you’ve got your gloves on, snow skirt, and a great choice of pockets consistingof a pass pocket, inner zipped pocket and goggle pocket with cleansing fabric.
The hood is a great size as well as being removable with a zip. The synthetic fur trim is sure to polarise viewpoint however it’s removable if that’s not your thing.
Overall, the Planica is a premium bit of set that will fit the normal resort skier who likes to stick to the pistes and then unwind with a glass of Vin Chaud on the balcony. If this sounds like you then you’ll discover the Planica to be a strong, cosseting, comfortable choice.