Look, I love to lord my high tolerance for winter over flatlanders as much as the next skier. But since they’re not here, let’s be honest for a second: It gets frickin cold on the lifts sometimes!
The Strafe Lucky jacket is built for those cold deep-January days when a pure hardshell won’t quite cut it. The two-layer Recon membrane is 20k/20k waterproof rated and stretchy enough to accommodate the most athletic, hard-charging runs. The PrimaLoft Black Eco insulation material – slightly heavier 100g version in the body and gentler 60g weight at the extremities – keeps you toasty. And the Lucky exhibits the attention to detail that makes Strafe such an exciting new brand: oodles of cleverly designed pockets, easy fit adjustments, and strategically placed fleece lining panels to make your skin happy.
In an industry where a lot of classic “core” brands have gone stale and corporate, Strafe is one of the new community-based apparel companies on the block. Founded in 2009 by Aspen-based skiers John and Pete Gaston, Strafe’s overall approach to making ski and snowboard clothes is shaped by the actual, practical needs of real-world winter sports – not the complacent “they’re just buying our logo” mindset of the big boys.
John and Pete fell in love with Highland Bowl in Aspen, where all-day laps require a lift ride and a summit hike up to 12,000 feet to rip down steep, technical powder lines. Everything that Strafe makes is therefore built for maximum waterproofing, breathability, and range of motion, in a distinct style that will make you stand out on the hill.
- Primary Materials: Recon 2L 20k/20k waterproof shell, PrimaLoft Black Eco insulation
- Secondary materials: Ripstop polyester
- Fully sealed seams
- Durable water repellent finish
- Weight: 840g
- Polartec Power Dry thumbhole cuffs
- Underarm vents
- Removable, adjustable powder skirt
- Triple-adjustable storm hood
- Water resistant YKK zippers