Eider Jager ReviewDecember 4, 2013
- Great fit
- Removable powder skirt/hood
- Stretchy fabric
- Lots of bells and whistles
- A bit expensive
The Jager is a great-fitting, full featured shell for resort skiing. Its face fabric is very tough, and took a beating scraping against spruce trees and being stuffed into the ski bag against ski edges. All the features and heavy face fabric make it a bit on the heavy side, though.
The Defender 2-layer fabric is nice, stretchy stuff. Its got a durable face that took a beating. The weatherprooness is about average, but it breathes very well. The insulation is about average in weight, though its body mapped with more insulation in strategic spots like the front of the torso and shoulders. It kept us warm even when soggy.
The Jager is snug fitting with a nice stretchy fabric, so doesn’t bind, though its definitely best for thinner guys. The arms and hip length are apropriately long for good wetherproofing .
It’s loaded with a zip-off powder skirt and hood, interior goggle pocket, tethered goggle wipe, wrist gaiters, and mesh-backed pit zips so you can ski with them open. The zippers are well protected by storm flaps and it sports seven pockets.