Remember when you had to be careful asking Ullr for endless amounts of snow? Your jeans got all
soggy and uncomfortable. But then you ditched your snowblades and decided to step up your game
and find some real outerwear. Now, if you’re set up with the Dakine Throttle Jacket ($359) and
RPM Pant ($249), you’ll be ready for nasty weather, as well as some kind eyes from the bunnies.
Your new setup will handle anything Mother Nature throws at it – fully insulated with Primaloft,
it keeps you plenty warm, and with Teflon DWR finish and 15k/10k laminate, you’ll stay fresh and
dry, whether you’re throwing down in the backcountry or you spill salsa on yourself in the lodge.
A few of my favorite features are the zip-off hood, the zippered underarm and leg vents, the stylin ’
micro-check pattern, the chin-protector flap and the stretch hand gaiters on the Throttle, and the
articulated fit on the RPM’s. Some colors are even available in recycled polyester – way to think ecofriendly,
Dakine. – C.D.