It’s no lie I love a good sale. Once in a while I score some pretty fantastic deals, usually by accident. A week and a half before our trip to Sugarloaf, browsing Zumiez lead me to a sale where all women’s outerwear was an extra 50% off the lowest marked price. I know I already own two jackets… and two pairs of pants… but you can’t pass up a great deal when you see it, and this jacket was a GREAT deal.
That was the price tag they left on the jacket. What I actually paid was $35. Insane! It was so good I decided to get a pair of pants to go with it. You can’t have too many snowboarding items, right?
Now, let’s talk about the jacket. I purchased the Foursquare Chrissy Jacket (yes the named helped, even though I don’t spell mine that way). The color is an awesome shade of sky blue and I geeked out as soon as I picked it out of the box.
Sorry for the bathroom shot. Ack. The jacket has some amazing features. Number one is the inner arm sleeves with thumb holes, pictured above. The skeeves are big enough you can have another shirt with thumb-hole sleeves (such as my Under Armour Cold Gear) underneath. One of the pains I’ve had with jackets is the sleeves can ride up, especially if you’re still somewhat of a newb like me and take a few spills. These keep the sleeves down and in place! The fit is not overly baggy, which is great because I was able to size up to a large to allow for more layering. It’s a flattering fit and I don’t feel like I am swimming in it.
Turned the flash on so you can see how pretty the blue color is. Pockets galore come with this jacket as well. It has four front pockets, two side pockets with a key hook in one, and a clip in another, an inner pocket for your goggles, and an inner MP3 player pocket. Vent pockets under the arms are crucial and I wouldn’t buy a jacket without them (do they even make any without them?).
It also has a skirt that attaches to your pants to keep the snow out and you nice, warm, and dry.
The hood is another favorite feature of mine. The neck area is detached from the hood, so when you have it down, it doesn’t expose your skin. It also is line with warm, soft fleece in a complimentary gray color.
How does it work in practice? The jacket kept me nice and warm the day we went to Blue Mountain, complete with 30 degree temps and snow on and off all day. I had only my Cold Gear on underneath and I felt quite comfortable on the slopes. I’m definitely going to be scoping out more of Foursquare’s gear in the future considering how pleased I am with this cute coat. It also helped I got it for $114 off!
What’s your biggest gear score, either fitness or sports related? Share your bargain-hunting stories of triumph!