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Planks Yeti Hunter Jacket - Orange
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Planks Yeti Hunter Jacket - Orange

$549.90
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$522.90

A lightweight shell jacket that will keep you dry even on the stormiest of days.  The Planks Yeti Hunter jacket will hunt pow all day long with its lightweight 3-layer RIDEdry20 fabric that has been upgraded now using recycled REPREVE yarn helping the planet using up all those plastic bottles.  Giving you ultimate protection from the elements all the seams are taped, and the zips are also waterproof. Don’t worry about those warmer days or long hikes you can dump the heat with under arm venting and the multi-use chest pocket also offers more air ventilation.  Lots of pockets to stash everything you would every need for a back-country mission, plus save some weight with the removable powder skirt, the Planks Yeti Hunter is one stylish back country shell. 

Gnomes Comments: The best shell around just got better with recycled products!!


Features & Specs

  • 3 Layer RIDEdry20 Fabric 
  • 20,000mm / H2O Waterproof 
  • 20,000g / m2 Breathability 
  • Fully seam taped 
  • Helmet compatible hood 
  • Adjustable Hood 
  • Brushed tricot chin protection 
  • Aquaguard YKK zips 
  • Underarm venting 
  • Large exterior chest pockets 
  • Dual venting system
  • Lightweight mesh inside chest pockets 
  • Large dump pockets 
  • Forearm lift pass pocket 
  • Internal laser cut mesh panels 
  • Interior smartphone pocket & headphone loop 
  • Interior mesh goggle pocket with lens cloth 
  • Adjustable velcro cuffs  
  • Lycra wrist gaiters and glove loop  
  • Removable powder skirt 
  • Jacket-to-pant interface 
  • Adjustable hem 

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Ski Clothing Buying Guide

Use this step-by-step buying guide to help you pick out the right ski clothing.

1
Waterproofing & Breathability Waterproofing & Breathability

The industry standard for measuring a garment’s waterproofing is to place a column of water on a fabric and then increase the water level so more pressure is exerted.  Once the water starts to penetrate the fabric, the water level is measured. This gives the fabric’s waterproof rating in mm e.g. 10,000mm.  The higher the number, the higher the water proof capability of the item.  If 10,000mm is the water proof rating on a garment then water would not penetrate the fabric until over 10,000mm of rain had fallen within a 24hour period.

Other areas of waterproofing concern are the seams. The stitching, done during manufacture, requires taping or sealing to become waterproof. In some cases all the garment’s stitching is taped while in others only critically placed stitching is taped  i.e. through the shoulders, hood and chest -  high exposure areas.

Waterproof/breathable fabrics have pores large enough for water vapour to escape, but small enough to prevent liquid passing through. The garment must be able to breathe from the inside out, otherwise during activity perspiration moisture cannot escape. The garment becomes wet on the inside and the body’s temperature will drop because of it.

Oils, dirt, perspiration and other contaminates will eventually break down the waterproofness and breathability of any garment  and so, with time, they become permeable and fully breathable.

 


2
Layering Layering

 

To make sure you remove moisture (perspiration) away from the body while remaining warm, use an appropriate layering system.
 

Base Layer

Probably the most important layer of them all. This layer sits next to the body and has to work the hardest to remove moisture away from the skin and through the other layers.  The base layer needs to fit closely to the body. Always choose base layers that have high wicking (the removal of moisture away from the skin) properties,  so it will regulate your body temperature. If you choose a fabric like cotton, this only stores moisture so will make you feel cold and damp.

Mid Layer

The mid layer is there to add insulation as well as removing moisture from the base layer out to the outer layer.  It is better to wear multiple mid layers than one thick one, as this promotes warmth by trapping warm air. Multiple light mid layers can be added or removed as required.  Good examples are light fleeces or slightly heavier weight thermals containing merino wool or silk.

Outer Shell

The outer layer consists of jackets and pants, which are there to protect from snow, wind and rain elements.  They must be waterproof as well as breathable to remove moisture away from the mid layer, thereby keeping you warmer and dryer.  Jackets and pants come in numerous different styles, cuts and fabrics.  Choose one that fits comfortably and meets your requirements of waterproofness and breathability.

 


3
Features

 

Venting

Extra zips allowing increased air flow when the body gets too warm. Usually found in the upper leg area on pants and under the arm or across the chest, in jackets.

Hoods

Most jackets come with hoods that can either be folded away at the back of the neck or removed and placed in a pocket at the lower back. Modern hoods are shaped to be able to fit over any ski helmet.

Pockets

For storage, and found everywhere, inside and out, on pants and jackets. Think about what you usually have on you and make sure there's a place for it.

Powder Skirts

An elasticised skirt that stops snow and wind entering the jacket.

Cuffs

Designed to keep the elements away from wrists.  They need to be adjustable to maximise their performance.

Reinforcements

In high use areas harder wearing fabric is used to slow down wear and tear.  This reinforced material is often found on shoulders where packs are used as well as lower inside leg area to prevent cuts from ski/snowboard edges.

Seamed/Taped sealed

Garments either fully or critically seam sealed to prevent snow and rain penetrating seamed areas.

Storm flaps

Flaps to cover exposed zips with the purpose of stopping snow/wind and rain getting through.

Articulated Areas

To make the garment more comfortable to move in e.g. articulated knees on pants.

Belt Hoops

Fairly obvious - so a belt can be worn on pants, to help them stay in a secure place.

 


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