The Lamborghini of snow sports jackets!
I've been a SPYDER fan and customer for as long as I can remember... well, that's a lie. It's been ever since I saw the first gen Pinnacle GTX jacket. Back then they were bigger, and bulkier, but still the BEST looking jacket on the mountain packing the latest cold weather tech.
As a combat vet infantryman in the Marine, I'm a huge believer in finding the best gear without sacrificing added weight: ounces equal pounds and the more pounds you carry into combat, the lower your effectiveness. Snowboarding and skiing work the same way. The lighter and better your equipment, the more enjoyable your day on the mountain, and the easier the recovery for the week. Plus you gotta look good doing it!
I own the 2022 Pinnacle, and everything about this jacket is PERFECT. They run a slight bit tight, but the technology in the jacket works better when it's closer to your skin. The shell stretches in ways no other jacket can compare, and the insulation allows you the confidence to wear only this jacket with a base layer on single digit days! It's absolutely nuts how well this jacket preforms in the cold, not just snow and rain which it handles flawlessly.
I give it 7 stars out of 5.
It's the best and ONLY jacket I'll ever wear again and worth every penny. Don't even look around at other brands. I researched this jacket for 10 years and compared it against everything out there, and it truly reigns supreme