Why we chose the FW Women’s Manifest Tour 3-Layer Jacket: It’s everything we liked about last winter’s Manifest Tour 3-Layer, in a women-specific cut.
Price: £450 / 500€ / $550
FW (it’s pronounced “forward”) are still relative newcomers on the ski outerwear scene. Despite this, the brand hasn’t wasted any time whatsoever when it comes to delivering the goods. They were, it’s worth pointing out, born in the mountainous wilderness above Lake Annecy so I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised.
The Manifest Tour 3-Layer Jacket is an excellent example of what FW is all about, and they’ve now done a women-specific cut of the jacket; it’s new for 21/22. To show they’re serious, FW have also done the same with the Manifest Tour Bib as well.
FW Women’s Manifest Tour Jacket: Materials
What we’re dealing with here, in terms of the three layers, is a fabric composition of 85% nylon and 15% spandex on the face, a 100% hydrophilic milky membrane in the middle, and a 20D nylon tricot on the backing.
“This review isn’t the first time we’ve raved about Dermizax”
This review isn’t the first time we’ve raved about Dermizax EV, and it (probably) won’t be the last time either. Dermizax EV is incredibly waterproof and breathable. It’s soft to the touch, and delivers good protection from the worst of Mother Nature. It has a waterproof rating of 20k and an MVP (Moisture Vapour Permeability) efficiency of 16,000g/24H. The jacket is also 100% seam sealed and has a DWR coating.