DaKine Ledge Review

December 6, 2013
DaKine Ledge
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
77
Durability
5
Weatherproofness
7
Bells & Whistles
6
Fit
8
Breathability
4
Value
7

The Good

  • Inexpensive
  • Long hem length and tall hood for weatherproofing

The Bad

  • Heavy
  • Less breathable
THE VERDICT

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).

ITEM DESCRIPTION

A full featured snowsports shell.

FULL REVIEW

Materials
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.

Fit
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.

Features
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.

 


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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$190.00
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