Schoffel make kit that prescribes to the 'if you have to ask the price you probably can't afford it' mantra and the Sierra Nevada 2 is no exception, demanding no less than 599 of your finest British Pounds.
But are you only buying a name? The short answer is no. Schoffel are known for making high quality outdoor gear that lasts, and if your tastes align with their designs and you want something with sublime fit, finish and performance then you're looking in the right place.
Cut is tailored for a sophisticated silhouette without restricting movement, and although well insulated freedom of movement is great for a day charging down the pistes, even with a mid layer on underneath. The soft and stretchy material is quiet and comfortable and the Dermizax EV membrane offers up excellent 20k/20k waterproofing and breathability. On top of that you get sealed seams and waterproof zips as well as a well thought out and comfortable removable hood.
Primaloft Black Eco insulation takes care of warmth without bulk or weight and is one of the best insulation types for skiing as it breathes extremely well leaving you feeling fresh rather than clammy after a hard day on the slopes.
There're a good range of pockets including one in the lower arm for a lift pass, and small, media pocket and mesh goggle pocket complete with goggle wipe on the inside of the jacket. The small mesh lined underarm vents are in keeping with the overall style of the jacket and help quickly dump any excess heat that builds up.
Overall the Sierra Nevada 2 has everything you need to keep you warm and dry on the pistes in a very stylish and sophisticated package. A jacket that will last and keep performing day after day making the large initial investment worthwhile.