All Armada Everything.

All Armada Everything- that’s basically our motto over here at SNOCRU.  Armada’s popularity and reputation amongst skiers worldwide comes at no surprise.  This athlete-owned, athlete-driven ski company has been a front-runner in the freestyle progression and has set the tone for new age ski-style.  Better known for their ripping park and powder skis, Armada has stepped up their game in the outerwear world.  So if your into staying dry and looking fly, you should put these stitches on your radar!
I think 2 feet of fresh snow is a decent way to test a piece of outerwear, don’t you?  Well that’s exactly what the snow gods delivered for us here in Utah for this gear review!

Resolution GORE-TEX 3L Jacket

Picture this: It’s an all-time powder day- you are feeling better than ever, reaping the benefits of this storm’s free refills- the last thing you want to do is call it quits because your outerwear can’t keep up.  We know you girls rip harder than ever, that’s why you NEED the Resolution GORE-TEX 3L Jacket.  Equipped with the 3-layer GORE-TEX technology, this jacket is guaranteed to keep you dry while not comprising durability.  Don’t be caught sweating during the bootpack- Armada’s new high-performance technology is lighter and more breathable than ever!
Insider’s Tip: There’s no other option than to go hollywood (under the liftline) with this tasteful slicker- make sure to keep it tight because boys are definitely watching!  
100% SEAM SEALED WITH 13MM GORE-SEAM TAPE
4-WAY STRETCH POWDER SKIRT
ADJUSTABLE CUFFS
– HELMET COMPATIBLE HOOD WITH REINFORCED BRIM-
-JACKET-TO-PANT SNAP INTERFACE
-LARGE INTERIOR MESH POCKETS
-RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
-RF POCKET ON SLEEVE
-YKK AQUAGUARD® WATER REPELLANT ZIPPERS

Highline GORE-TEX 3L Bibs 

Ladies, ladies, ladies- Are those space pants? Because your ass is going to be out-of-this-world in Armada’s new Highline Bibs!  Look good and ski better in any condition with this top-notch piece of outerwear. Designed to complement the Vector Series Resolution Jacket, this GORE-TEX pair will provide you the highest level of durability and water-resistance even on the wettest of days.  I’d rep these anytime- from hiking the headwall to sporting them during spring’s party mountain!
Best feature: The bib and suspenders are easily removable and stashable for days you would rather rock them as a regular pant!
-100% SEAM SEALED WITH 13MM GORE-SEAM TAPE
-ADJUSTABLE INNER WAISTBAND
-BOOT GAITER WITH LYCRA SUSPENSION
-PANT-TO-JACKET SNAP INTERFACE
-RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
-REMOVABLE AND ADJUSTABLE 4-WAY STRETCH BIB WITH STASH POCKET
-WATER-RESISTANT INNER LEG VENTS
-YKK AQUAGUARD® WATER REPELLANT ZIPPERS

Temple THERMIUM Insulated Jacket 

Armada makes gear that is simply swaggy and the Temple Insulated Jacket is no exception! Built to shred hard and styled for the apres- this functional jacket is ready to be spotted on the tram or on the tram deck alike.  When the going gets deep, utilize it’s 4-way stretch powder skirt and Lycra wrist gaiters before getting pitted! The Temple boasts a perfect amount of insulation that will keep you warm enough on the fixed grips while not feeling like a marshmallow.
Best Feature: Stay cozy outside with the microfleece collar and microfleece chin guard!
-100% SEAM SEALED
-4-WAY STRETCH POWDER SKIRT
-ADJUSTABLE CUFFS
-HELMET COMPATIBLE HOOD
-LYCRA WRIST GAITERS
-MICROFLEECE CHIN GUARD
-MICROFLEECE LINED COLLAR
-REACTIVE HEM WITH INNER-POCKET ADJUSTMENT
-STRETCH MESH INTERNAL POCKET
-YKK® ZIPPERS

Sherwin GORE-TEX 3L Jacket

The Sherwin Jacket is Armada’s perfect blend of waterproofing, breathability and warmth.  Everyone knows GORE-TEX is the pinnacle of waterproofing but can lack insulation – remember, you can’t show off for the ski bunnies from inside the lodge.  Problem solved with Armada’s GORE C-KNIT brushed, flannel backer!  This feature gives you the warmth and wind protection you need without weighing you down – ideal for hiking the shoulder for those extra turns!  Possibly my favorite subtlety that Armada has added to this coat is the extended length – it keeps snow out of your trousers and prevents the ever so popular “crop top” look when you move your arms above your waist.
Favorite Feature: The Sherwin is equipped with a media pocket you can access externally – sounds minimal but when the tunes aren’t right and it’s negative ten out, you’ll appreciate not having to open your jacket!
-4-WAY STRETCH POWDER SKIRT
-LYCRA WAIST GAITERS
-MICROFLEECE CHIN GUARD
-PIT VENTS
-RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
-RF POCKET ON SLEEVE
YKK AQUAGUARD® WATER REPELLENT ZIPPERS

Sampson Down Jacket

If you think “Down is down, it’s too bulky anyway”, you couldn’t be more wrong.  Wearing down in anything but above arctic temperatures was a constant battle to not overheat but Armada has the solution!  This jacket is much more than meets the eye.  The minimalist design combines 800fp down (fancy sh*t, most stuff on the market is around 600fp) and Polartec Windpro Fleece.  What the does that mean?  It means in the spots you sweat a lot (armpits, small of your back) the material switches from down to a thinner fleece material.  This cuts down on overheating and bulk on your body or in your bag!  Take our word for it – this is the best piece of down you’ll ever have under your ski jacket.
Insider Tip: The common misconception is the higher the number of FP (fill power) on a down jacket the puffier the jacket, incorrect it actually is the quality of the fill itself.
800 FILL POWER DOWN
-MICROFLEECE CHIN GUARD
-POLARTEC® WIND PRO FLEECE
-YKK® ZIPPERS

Crest GORE-TEX 3L pant

Armada describes this pair of pants as “going with the Sherwin jacket like PB&J”.  I would say they go better together like PB and Marshmallow Fluff – so comfy and warm like marshmallows.  These pants feature the same GORE-TEX waterproofing and breathability benefits as the rest of the items in the review and of course some serious style.  The reinforced cuffs hold up to the most brutal elements you can muster so you’re not sporting duck tape half way through the season.  While jackets get all the attention, the pants are down in the trenches doing all the work – so you should probably consider a quality choice like the Crest!  
Best Feature: Plenty of pockets with no extra bulk!
100% SEAM SEALED WITH 13MM GORE-SEAM TAPE
-ADJUSTABLE INNER WAISTBAND
-BOOT GAITER WITH LYCRA SUSPENSION
-HYBRID GORE BACKER TECHNOLOGY: COMBINES BENEFITS OF C-KNIT TECHNOLOGY WITH ADDED WARMTH OF BRUSHED FLANNEL SS BACKER
-INNER LEG VENTS
-LOWER BOOT GUSSETS
-PANT-TO-JACKET SNAP INTERFACE
-RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
-SCHOELLER® KEPROTEC® CUFF REINFORCEMENT
-YKK AQUAGUARD® WATER REPELLENT ZIPPERS
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