Customers are always asking us, “How warm is this jacket going to be?”
The best way to determine how warm a garment will be is to look at the amount of insulation that is has. Our Baxter Insulated Jacket features more insulation than any other jacket we offer. The Baxter Insulated has 80g of polyfill insulation in the body of the jacket with 60g Polyfill in the hood. This makes it our warmest Jacket. Every jacket and pant that we sell that features insulation, will have the word insulation in its title. The type of skier who seeks insulation in their outerwear is typically a resort skier who spends lots of time on cold chairlifts and in long lift lines. Designed for warmth and comfort, even if you are not exerting yourself too hard on the mountain.
On the other end of the spectrum, we sell many jackets and pants that feature no insulation. These are commonly referred to as shell jackets and pants. Their lack of insulation does not make them an inferior product. Not having insulation can make a jacket more versatile for the skier. When insulated jackets are always warm, shell jackets will allow the skier to cool down and vent off heat when their body is hot from aerobic activity. When paired with the correct layering piece, they can retain heat well, and provide superior protection from the elements in the harshest conditions. The type of skier who purchases a shell will likely layer their jacket and pants differently depending on the weather and the type of activity they plan on doing. On a cold day skiing the resort, they may pair their shell jacket with our super warm 60g insulated Gremlin layer. On a mild weather day ski touring, they may pair their same shell jacket with our lightweight non-insulated Rotor LT layer.