That's it, snow just stroke one last assault over the Alps a few days ago, but this is it for this crazy 2012/2013 winter. One more occasion for us to share with you one of the most advanced piece of equipment you'll be able to purchase in your favorite store from this fall. Snow tech to its max for this last outerwear presentation of the season.
O'Neill Jones 3L shell jacket
So this is what legendary freerider Jeremy Jones will rock next winter, no need to say this is the best of what today's technology can offer in term of waterproofness/breathability, and overall finish. The 3 layers Jones jacket is made out of recycled polyester and its construction is optimized for hybrid type of material that is more dense in the point where added durability is needed: shoulders, sides, and cuffs. The pocket zips have been moved under the arms to improve the waterproofness at the front, also for better ventilation and finally to give more room to internal pockets such as goggle pocket. the cargo pockets at the front are very useful especially in the backcountry where you don't want to carry a big riding bag with you. All pockets and vents are conceived so they wouldn't be in the way in case you do wear a backpack. Waterproofness/breathability rates: 20,000/15,000.
In short : Hyperflow, taped seams, double goggle pocket, double cargo pocket. Alpine custom cut. Recco system. Price: 499.95€
O'Neill Jones 2 layer packable down
This isulation piece is made to be added under the shell in case of extreme conditions. But it can also be worn alone for down days / street. The mat finish gives it this urban look, but don't make mistake about it: this down jacket is really warm and efficient on the mountain.
Price : 249.95€
O'Neill Jones 3 layer pants
The Jones pants are also made out of recycled polyester and garantees the same efficiency than the jacket. Once again, super dense material has been used for critical spots like butt and knees, although you don't have the usual look of workers outfit, or unaesthetic patches on those spots.Waterproofness/breathability rates: 20,000/15,000.
In short : Hyperflow, taped seams, Zip 100% waterproof zips. Alpine custom cut. Recco system. Price: 349.95€
Hitting stores Fall 2013. Check O'Neill's online store.