Why we chose the Quiksilver Black Alder Jacket & Pants: Gore-Tex waterproof seal, feature-packed, stylish
Sizes: XS – XL
Helmet Compatible: Yes
Packed with all the essential features of advanced snowsport outerwear, Quiksilver does not disappoint with the Black Alder Jacket. What is it? Well, in short, it’s a shell that can keep you warm and dry anywhere on the mountain. By paying close attention to detail with its helmet-compatible hood, fixed-stretch powder skirt, lens cleaner and adjustable cuffs with internal thumb holes, Quiksilver have ensured you won’t be going without the essentials on a knee deep powder day in this ski jacket.
The three-way compatible hood provided with the jacket ensures that it can fit over a helmet, if that’s a setup you prefer. Otherwise, it can be made tighter when it droops down behind you to stop it flapping around in the wind. This, of course, can be especially annoying and off-putting when you’re trying to ski in switch.
Quiksilver has provided with you more than enough storage options here. The four external pockets prevent the wearer from having to go through that horrible feeling of having all of your essentials crammed into one pocket. We all know, from experience, how restrictive and, in general, frustrating this can be. There is also an internal media pocket to keep electronics dry, and an inside mesh goggle pocket for added convenience.
All of the above is packed into a lightweight, Gore-Tex membrane; best in the business when it comes to keeping moisture out and breathability good. Nobody, of course, wants that horrible ‘sweaty back’ feeling. That’s never nice.