The Best Gear at OR for Women: Icebreaker Cascade Plus Hood

From the Lucy Perfect Booty Pants to the Helly Hansen Panorama Jacket, Outside contributing editor and The Adventuress columnist Ali Carr Troxell picks her 10 favorite pieces of women's gear from OR

Feb 7, 2013
Outside Magazine

Cascade Plus Hood.    Photo: Courtesy of Icebreaker

While insulated mid-layers still hold center stage, fleece is making a comeback due to technological advancements. The Cascade Plus Hood exemplifies that. First, hybrid fabrics: softshell in the shoulders, arms, and hood add durability to the fleece as well as a little extra weather protection. And, there’s more: the fleece body is treated with Schoeller’s nanotechnology, which repels water like a champ. While in their booth, I was given a demo during which the liquid beaded up and never absorbed. Icebreaker calls this technology waterproof. We’re pretty sure we’d still want a shell in a deluge.

Filed To: Women's, Snow Sports, Gear

More at Outside

Elsewhere on the Web

Not Now

Need a Gear Fix?

Open email. Get latest gear. Repeat.

Thank you!