The Place: 

Copper, Colorado

The Time: 

December, 2014

The Temp: 

Warm bluebird day in the 20s

What we Thought: 

> Style: At first zip, the longer length of Patagonia's Snowbelle Jacket appeared to hit in a somewhat strange spot paired with snow pants. However, once you get moving on the mountain, the fit is slim and sleek, with that extra length being a welcome feature. 

> Comfort: The jacket sports plenty of roominess in all the right places (shoulders, hips, etc.), with a true-to-size and flattering cut that has me wondering how they managed all that freedom of movement (and how I managed to do the Pee Wee Herman Tequila dance without it). 

> Performance: Though I've only had the chance to test this piece sans snowstorm, the two-layer shell has consistently proven plenty warm over a mid and base layer without ever being overly so. I'm sure it won't disappoint when storm skiing does present itself. Standard and sneaky pockets offer ample stash space.