Scott Brady Review

December 3, 2013
Scott Brady
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
76
Durability
6
Weatherproofness
5
Bells & Whistles
7
Fit
7
Breathability
6
Value
5

The Good

  • Very warm
  • Venting in the arms rather than armpits
  • Powder skirt
  • Helmet compatible/removable hood
  • Long hip length

The Bad

  • Pit zips a little small
  • A bit heavy
THE VERDICT

The Brady is a very warm jacket for the coldest conditions, though I wish Scott used a higher-grade down to improve the jacket’s weight. Long in the hip length, which really improves on-slope performance.

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Materials
The Brady’s outer shell is basic 2-layer nylon with a waterproof coating ad a breathable membrane. It’s resonably waterproof and breathable. The down fill is just 550 fill, which is obviously a bit heavier for the warmth than the 800-fill used in the Arcteryx Macai or LL Bean Waterproof Down jackets.

Fit
The Brady has a freeride cut, so is plenty roomy for all. Its hem is gangster-long, so is perfect for keeping snow from flying up from below.

Features
The Brady’s hood is large enough to cover most any helmet, but also zips off if you prefer. I personally prefer fixed hoods and dislike the extra weight of the zipper, but hoodless coats have their fans.

The Brady’s pit zips are actually just on the underside of the arms, which I like because I hate zippers under my arms, and found these did the trick just fine. The front zipper is well protected by a storm flap secured with velcro. The Brady only has four pockets, one with a media port, which seems like plenty.

 


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MSRP
$320.00
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