Gear Institute's 2012 Ski Jacket Reviews: Arc'teryx Keibo

The Arc'teryx Keibo is a moderately insulated, synthetic-fill snowsports hard shell with a relaxed fit

Keibo.     Photo: Arc'teryx

THE GOOD
    •    Great fit—good range of motion without billowing.
    •    Very durable outer fabric.
    •    High weight-to-warmth ratio.
    •    High collar, long hem, simple exterior means very weatherproof.
    •    Helmet compatible hood.

THE BAD
    •    Front zipper sometimes snags (may be fixed).
    •    Expensive.

THE VERDICT
Bottom line: If you can afford it, buy it. The Keibo is an exceptionally well-fitting, meticulously tailored, and uncommonly well-designed ski jacket built from top-shelf materials. It’s also extremely expensive. Few people will need the performance this jacket offers on piste, but those who can afford it will not be disappointed.

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