FW Root 3L Jacket | Review

A classic yet contemporary design, the FW Root 3L has alpine lifestyle written all over it

Why We Chose The FW Root 3L Jacket: Stylish, versatile, and functional.

Price: £320


FW have got a big old drum and, by heck, do they like to bang it. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang the dream. FW like to tell everyone they’re different, that they’re committed to progressive design, functional minimalism and sustainability. And, you know what? They practise what they preach, to be fair. They don’t just walk the walk at FW, they talk the talk as well. Take the Root 3L jacket.

Part of the FW Root collection, a product family that mixes classic designs from the past with modern detailing and fabrics, this ski jacket is… well… we like it a lot quite frankly.

“They don’t just walk the walk at FW, they talk the talk as well”


Roll up, roll up. When it comes to fabrics on the FW Root 3L jacket, we’re looking at WPS 3L Nylon Dull (10k waterproof, 10k breathability). The 100% nylon face here combines with a 100% milky membrane, and a 20D Nylon Tricot. The DWR is PFC-Free.

It’s 10k, 10k, ratings mean this jacket will serve you very well within the resort boundaries. That though is probably as far as you want to take it, in all honesty. See this as your properly cool, properly stylish, resort option as opposed to a jacket you’re going to be scaling couloirs and charging powder bowls in.


Question number one re: features. Is this jacket 100% seam sealed? You’re goddamn right it is. Question number two. Does it have pre-shaped sleeves and a longer cut? You’re goddamn right it does. Question number three. Does it have an adjustable hood which can be rolled up and converted to a high collar with snap buttons? You’re goddamn right it does.

Question number four. Does it have a bonded chest pocket with YKK Vislon Aquaguard zipper? You’re goddamn right it does. Question number five. Does it have side pockets nestled beneath nicely-implemented magnetic buttoned flaps? You’re goddamn right it does.

Question number six. Does it have a large back vent with laser cuts beneath a flap? You’re goddamn right it does. Question number seven. Does it have adjustable cuffs? You’re goddamn right it does. Question number eight. Does it have an interior security pocket with media outlet and laser cut details? You’re goddamn right it does.

A classic yet contemporary design that ticks all the right boxes on the functionality front, the Root 3L from FW comes in ‘Slate Black’, ‘Light Stone’, and ‘Deep Forest’.


If you’re all about representing that alpine lifestyle that you just can’t quit, all about rocking a look that tells people you’re a classic contemporary type with a progressive, forward thinking, mountain soul then look no further than the FW Root 3L.

In all seriousness, we like this jacket. It looks cool and will definitely do a job for you whether you’re dashing about between chairlifts or charging up and down aisles in the local Carrefour.

Fair play to FW as well for donating 1% of their sales to NGOs acting against climate change. That’s sound corporate behaviour, that is. Dead sound. Thumbs in the air for the Root 3L.

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