Armada Outerwear: Look Fly and Stay Dry.

Are you looking for a fresh, new kit to rock this Winter that is fashionable yet functional? Let me point you in the right direction – check out Armada’s new 2017/18 Outerwear line!  Armada has always been our favorite brand over here at SNOCRU and this season is not an exception.  We got some fresh snow this week out here in Utah and took some of their new threads out for a test.  We reviewed their function, warmth, fit and of course style.  Let’s just say – Armada Outerwear has continued to make averagely-mediocre skiers like us look good 🙂


The Saint Pullover Jacket

I gotta say – I am in LOVE with the new Saint Pullover Jacket.  This anorak style jacket will have you looking fly on the mountain and in the streets!  It features a waterproof and breathable shell with a soft taffeta lining for additional warmth without creating bulk.  Equipped with a side zipper that flows all the way through your armpit, this jacket can be easily pulled off after a killer day on the slopes.  This jacket sports a kangaroo-style pouch in the front that is steezy and functional!  Listening to tunes?  The Saint features an external access music pocket with a headphone port for easy access.  Insider’s Tip: buy a size up, the saint fits a bit tight so allow some room for layers.

  • 100% SEAM SEALED
  • ADJUSTABLE CUFFS
  • ADJUSTABLE HEM
  • EXTERNAL-ACCESS MUSIC POCKET WITH HEADPHONE PORT
  • MESH LINED PIT VENTS
  • SIDE SEAM ACCESS FOR EASY ON / EASY OFF
  • TAFFETA LINING
  • YKK® ZIPPERS

Women’s Vista Gore-Tex Pants

Finding women’s ski pants that fit your figure is always a struggle.  Take my word for it – you gotta try on a pair of the Armada’s Vista Gore-Tex Pants.  The Vista is true to size and will give your curves justice out on the hill.  They are the most form fitting pants I have worn.  Not only do they look fly, but they will keep you dry with their Gore-tex shell!  The Vista also features fully sealed seams and a boot gaiter with Lycra suspension for added sense of comfort that you will be staying dry.  My favorite aspect of these pants are the lack of bulk without sacrificing warmth.  They are equipped with Primaloft Silver Insulation and a brushed tricot seat that keeps your buns warm on the lift!  

  • 100% SEAM SEALED
  • ADJUSTABLE INNER WAISTBAND
  • BOOT GAITER WITH LYCRA SUSPENSION
  • LOWER BOOT GUSSETS
  • MESH LINED INNER LEG VENTS
  • PANT-TO-JACKET SNAP INTERFACE
  • RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
  • SCHOELLER® KEPROTEC® CUFF AND INSTEP REINFORCEMENT
  • TAFFETA LINING WITH BRUSHED TRICOT SEAT
  • YKK® ZIPPERS

Lifted Gore-Tex 3L Jacket

The Lifted Gore-Tex Jacket from Armada replaced the very popular Sherwin Jacket from years past.  Other than a complete aesthetic overhaul, Armada has added some awesome new functions as well.  The most notable being it’s new drop tail design.  This offers the comfort and coverage of a larger jacket without adding bulk.  Whether you’re sitting on the lift or trenching waist deep pow – the drop tail design has your butt covered (pun intended).  Another huge, yet, minimal change is the zipper cover.  This may sound ridiculous but it is my favorite feature on any ski jacket – keeping out wind and stopping your zipper from getting caked with snow.  Armada has also equipped this jacket with plenty of well-placed pockets for storage and a C-knit backer to keep out the cold on those frigid days while still being lightweight and breathable enough to wear touring.  So far, this is my favorite jacket ever released by Armada – not only for the amazing functionality but the unmatched style!

  • 100% SEAM SEALED
  • 4-WAY STRETCH POWDER SKIRT
  • ADJUSTABLE CUFFS
  • ADJUSTABLE HEM
  • HELMET COMPATIBLE HOOD WITH REINFORCED BRIM
  • HYBRID GORE® BACKER TECHNOLOGY
  • INTERIOR GOGGLE POCKET
  • JACKET-TO-PANT SNAP INTERFACE
  • LYCRA WRIST GAITERS
  • MICROFLEECE CHIN GUARD
  • PIT VENTS
  • RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
  • VECTOR HOOD SYSTEM
  • YKK® ZIPPERS

Atlas Gore-Tex Pants

The Atlas Gore-Tex Pant is another new addition to the Armada men’s line this season.  Keeping with Armada tradition,  this pant is a perfect combination of style and function.  The pockets on the Atlas are larger and more plentiful than it predecessor – allowing for some extra room for snacks, beers, or whatever other trail treats you may bring for yourself!  The fashion-forward fit allows you to layer up without looking like a marshmallow while still offering plenty of venting to dump heat.  Another great feature that Armada works into almost all of there pants are cuff protectors.  There’s nothing worse than getting some new pants only to have your edges rip them to shreds!  With the cuff protectors, tattered pants are a thing of the past.

  • 100% SEAM SEALED
  • ADJUSTABLE INNER WAISTBAND
  • BOOT GAITER WITH LYCRA SUSPENSION
  • GORE-TEX® HYBRID GORE BACKER TECHNOLOGY
  • INNER LEG VENTS
  • RECCO® AVALANCHE RESCUE SYSTEM
  • SCHOELLER® KEPROTEC® CUFF
  • YKK AQUAGUARD® WATER REPELLENT ZIPPERS
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