Gear Institute's 2012 Ski Jacket Reviews: Scott Ralston

Scott’s Ralston is a moderately insulted, ski specific Gore-Tex shell

Ralston.     Photo: Scott

THE GOOD
    •    Good weatherproofing.
    •    Powder skirt.
    •    Helmet compatible/removable hood.
    •    Great materials.
    •    Well built.

THE BAD
    •    Pocket zippers catch the wind.
    •    Pit zips a little small.

THE VERDICT
The Ralston is a solid, all-around performer. It has all the features skiers will likely look for in a ski jacket, and is generally well designed (quality materials and construction), but not in a way that makes this jacket stand out from the many others out there like it. The price seems slightly on the higher end, but is still reasonable given the cost of even basic Gore-Tex.

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