Waterproof and technical 3-layer hardshell merino jacket from Ortovox.
Size:L - Large
Colour: Green / black
Brand Colour:Green Forest
Product ID: 277331 70201 4251422523998
The Ortovox 3L Guardian Shell jacket is a Gold ISPO award-winning jacket designed for skiers and snowboarders who are setting out to carve their own lines - first on the mountain in the morning and last off to see out the sunset.
To keep up with the demands of such active pursuits, the Ortovox Guardian Shell boasts specs of 20k waterproofing and 20k breathability. Most notably, it is lined entirely with merino wool inside which not only provides comfort to the wearer, but is also naturally odour neutralising, moisture-wicking, and temperature regulating. The combination of the merino inner and outer layer and Dermizax EV Fabric produces a system that will move moisture out, avoiding a build up of sweat on the inside. To help this system along, underarm vents are available for dumping heat when the intensity increases.
Whether you are touring, freeriding, or bombing it down couloirs, the Guardian Shell jacket also benefits from a 4-way stretch which is going to move with you all around the mountain.
Additional features include an adjustable storm hood which is helmet-compatible, two front pockets, an internal pocket, and ski pass pocket.
The Guardian 3L Ortovox jacket is a fine choice for freeriders looking for a top of the range option which sets the standard for hardshell and offers all-day comfort.
Having discounted a lot of gore-tex shells because they were too 'noisy' when moving around, I'm glad I found this one. It's been an excellent purchase that is hard to fault. If I had to be really picky, I would say the snow skirt sits a bit too far down compared to other jackets I have owned in the past.