When you ski past a big clump of black powder on a deep day that can only mean one thing--that ski patrol's been hard at work bombing that area to get it open for business. Now you've gotta ski extra hard to make sure that their hard work doesn't go to waste, but that won't be a problem when you've got on the breathable insulation of the Outdoor Research Blackpowder II Jacket. It's got a full waterproof construction with a helmet-compatible hood and fixed powder skirt to keep the snow from sneaking in as you slash and shmear your way through face-shot filled runs, and also features OR's warm yet breathable VerticalX insulation. Designed for intensive high-output pursuits in cold weather, VerticalX helps you maintain a comfortable temperature even as you build up heat bouncing and bumping through knee-deep snow. VerticalX also boasts a lightweight and stretchy construction that ensures full mobility as you make quick cuts in the woods, and in case you really start to build up some steam you've got a set of underarm vents that'll dump heat and cool you off after an insane top-to-bottom run. Now that's how you make patrol proud.
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