The Hohbiel is quite a relaxed ski jacket, so the material is super soft and supple and not at all plasticky and crinkly like some other ski jackets.
The Venturi fabric offers a 20,000 mm water column and breathability of 20,000 g/m2/24 hrs. These figures are decent by anyone's standards and are ideal for skiing the pistes all day long.
As with most piste-focused ski jackets, the Hohbiel features a warming insulating layer. In this instance, it is a body mapped Primaloft Black Eco, a premium insulation. Body mapping means there's more insulation in certain places and less in others that tend to get hot and sweaty. The layer of Primaloft insulation is fairly thin all over, so this is the perfect kind of jacket for skiing as it doesn't feel too bulky or heavy.
If the day is particularly hot or you are skiing particularly hard, you can utilise the underarm vents to quickly dump heat. These are mesh lined which not only keeps the lines of the jacket clean but also stops snow from getting in. The zips are also really easy to pull up and down without any kind of snagging.
All the zips across the jacket are YKK and either water sealed or in the case of hand pockets feature storm flaps. The Hohbiel jacket also features seam sealing to ensure that no water gets through to the inside. Further protection is afforded by the hood and the powder skirt. It must be said that the hood is pretty basic, it's only one way adjustable and the peak isn't particularly structured. In line with the piste styling, it's removable. It’s very well designed so when it's on it really is on but it's also quite easy to remove.
The hem of the jacket can be cinched in using adjusters, these aren't one-handed operation, but they work well, nonetheless. The hem is straight all the way around, a dropped hem at the back would give more protection but that wouldn't really be in line with the styling of the Hohbiel jacket.
The colourway is a classic blue, white, and red with sporty dashes. Again, this really suits the piste styling but won't be favoured by freeriders or park skiers and snowboarders. Of course, being a Schoffel jacket we have absolutely no complaints about the quality. This jacket is built to last season after season which makes it a good investment. The styling is timeless too, so it won't go out of date too quickly from an aesthetic point of view.
Overall, another solid ski jacket from Schoffel that we’re sure will be seen all over the slopes of the Alps and across the world this ski season.