Well, what can you say about this ski suit apart from that it’s flipping brilliant. I wasn't sold on '80s retro ski suits initially, I'm seemingly way too sensible for all that bright colour nonsense, but something changed as soon as I put this on, so much so that I didn't want to take it off.
It's just so much fun. Aside from the amazing colours, this is one of the most comfortable ski outfits you could ever hope to wear. It doesn't pull, push, crinkle, crease, or feel like stiff cardboard, and of course, everything stays in place while you’re hammering down the slopes. It's no wonder ski suits are gaining in popularity.
Despite looking totally retro, this one-piece ski suit has got bang-up-to-date technology and specifications. The soft-touch fabric has 10k waterproofing and breathability, giving it the performance for all-day skiing and snowboarding. The very light layer of insulation is the perfect weight for a super cosy feel without so much bulk that you get sweaty. When things do start to heat up the chunky leather zip pullers allow quick and easy release of heat from the armpit and inner leg vents. These vents are mesh lined to stop snow from getting through to the inside of the suit.
Both chest and hand pockets have YKK Aquaguard zips, stopping water from getting through to your precious tech, and a storm flap covers the main zip with chunky OOSC branded poppers. The hood is 3-way adjustable and offers coverage as good as any other ski jacket over the face, but the peak could come a little bit further over the forehead for maximum protection.
Inside, the vibrant patterning continues, and there's a media pass-through sleeve as well as a mesh dump pocket for gloves and hats. At the ankles, you benefit from reinforced patches protecting the inner of the trousers, and gaiters secure the trousers over your boots. Popper adjusters widen the opening for easy over-boot fitting or just for an awesome flared look.
The cuffs benefit from velcro adjusters as well as a handy lift pass pocket on the left arm and there’s plenty of length and coverage over the wrists. Build quality is surprisingly good considering the price point and specs - we can't see that many if any corners have been cut in the production of the Fresh Prince Ski Suit.
Far from being a comedy piece, the unisex Fresh Prince Ski Suit is an absolute performer on the slopes, on the terraces, in the clubs, and in the bars of any ski resort you care to frequent. The colour pattern is as bold as it gets, but we challenge you to try one of these on and not feel great in it. It's a talking point that puts a smile on everybody's face and what better thing to do than that?