Plus, I confess that although I've invested a fair amount of money in my downhill kit over the years, my upper shell has stayed the same since about 1995an old Patagonia anorak with that company's proprietary H2NO coating. It fits well, it's comfortable, it even looks sorta styling. Alas, Patagonia quit making it years ago.
Incidentally, Patagonia does make a pretty good all-around ski jacketwith Gore-Tex. It's called the Liquid Sky and sells for a very reasonable $299. A nicely designed all-mountain jacket (www.patagonia.com).
Meanwhile, look out for me on the slopes, the guy in the slightly faded, purple and orange anorak.
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