Forums | First Ascent High Season Wind Shell - REVIEW
Here’s your chance to tell everyone about everything and anything to do with backcountry skiing. Follow the simple steps to register and WHAMMY, you’re in. If you are pulling your hair out with frustration, have a look at the help forums for answers or take a pause and drop us an email at: email@example.com. We’ll do our best to help out as soon as we can (but all bets are off on a powder day, obviously).
I have been looking for a lightweight windshell to add to my backcountry skiing layering system for some time. This spring I tried out First Ascent's High Season WindShell Jacket. As you know most windshells are a simple cut of DWR coated ripstop nylon layer, they can fit into your back pocket and are ultra light. Only thing is they don't breath so well on the up track, so though it cuts the wind it can end up steamy on the inside. It looks like First Acsent had this on their mind when they and decided to innovate the classic windshell and came up with the High Season WindShell Jacket. With this jacket they have essentially gone hybrid by introducing a more breathable four way stretch material into areas where you need to vent.