DaKine Ledge ReviewDecember 6, 2013
- Long hem length and tall hood for weatherproofing
- Less breathable
The Ledge is a basic, solid ski shell with plenty of pockets and features. It’s plenty weatherproof but with its old-school hung liner contstruction, is a bit heavy (though less expensive).
The Ledge is made from generic 2-layer waterproof-breathable fabric with a hung-liner to help with durability. It’s an old-school construction that works fine and is less expensive than bonded three-layer fabrics, but is a bit heavy. Nonetheless, it kept us plenty dry even on very stormy days at Jackson, though it did tend to get damp inside on higher exertion days compared to 3-layer constructed jackets.
It’s got a very long, newschool style fit, which is great for keeping weather out. It’s fairly trim, so try it on if you are of the husky persuasion.
The Ledge has a lot of nice features—beefy storm flaps to keep it dry, drawcords for the hem stashed inside the pockets, a powder skirt that zips off to save some weight, and a huge hood that’ll encapsulate any helmet. It’s got plenty of pockets and enormous cuffs to cinch over even the puffiest mittens.