Throughout the 09/10 snowshoeing season, I used the Outdoor Research AlterEgo Jacket in “emergency” cold weather situations. I always had it strapped on the right side of my pack so it was accessible at any moment.
My first real test of the AlterEgo was during a snowshoeing trek up to Jones Pass in Colorado. It was very cold on one particular morning and it was the AlterEgo I wore to keep me protected from the elements. It performed as advertised: stormproof, breathable and a shell worthy of freezing temperatures.
The AlterEgo is a GORE-TEX shell with taped seams, zip-off dual-pull adjustable hood and water resistant zippers. For the skier, the AlterEgo’s hood can fit over a ski helmet. In addition, the jacket has two internal mesh pockets that can accommodate climbing skins.
For the snowshoer, the jacket has a zip-out mesh powder skirt that prevents wind from blowing snow into the jacket. The AlterEgo boasts pit zips and breathable fabrics that allow dampening body heat to escape.
- Front zipper with internal stormflap
- Internal, expanding mesh pockets with snap/tab closure
- Two zippered chest pockets
- Two zippered hand pockets
- Articulated elbows
- Zip-out, nylon/spandex-knit mesh powder skirt with gripper elastic
- Hook/loop cuff closures
- Dual drawcord hem adjustments
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