Outwear Review: PWDR ROOM
From the tech to the style I loved just about everything that I tested from PWDERROOM. Trying the whole set-up from baselayers to outwear really showed how well the pieces work when paired together. I found myself wearing the first layer everywhere, and if you dared me I would have put on some nice high heeled boots on and worn those snowboard pants out for a night in the city—they were that nice!
Not only does PWDR ROOM have a great team of riders, their outwear is fashionable, and their attention to the technical side of the gear has made them one of the top clothing lines I have tried so far.
Tested by: Diana Sciandra
Conditions Tested: Spring Conditions to blizzard conditions and everything in between
Product Size: LARGE EVERYTHING
Tester Size and Height: 5ft, 120lbs
Velocity System Snowboard Jacket
“The quintessential all mountain, every day, all season, high performance jacket done with style. The Velocity system includes all the highly technical benefits of the Velocity shell with the warmth and dependability of the Precision Liner. A Bluesign approved fully seamsealed outer shell boasting 30k breathability paired with Primaloft Silver ECO insulation make this the only snowboard jacket you’ll need no matter what weather the mountain throws at you.”
The Velocity System Snowboard Jacket was a great fit, I loved the length (I prefer things a bit bigger). This jacket with its “velocity system” gives you the option to wear an under layer jacket for cold weather conditions or to just wear the shell, which was perfect most days. The zippers were heavy duty and easy to use, and I trusted my phone in the breast pocket in heavy snow conditions. The hood was a perfect fit over my beanie AND my helmet. My favorite thing about the jacket was the length and fit of the hood, Also, the face shield was soft and always stayed up and in place so that I didn’t have to slouch down into the jacket for protection from the elements.
The only feedback I have for this jacket is to make the under layer jacket longer and more fashionable. The short length left me feeling like a middle aged skier in the lodge—I quickly took it off with my jacket (no offense to middle age skiers, I’m just not one…I’m a middle aged SNOWBOARDER).
Evolution Snowboard Pant
“The culmination of years of testing and design cycles, the Evolution has both performance and comfort dialed.The surprisingly lightweight Evolution includes a slimmer fit, articulated knee and hex ripstop nylon for the extra durability needed when pillaging the trees for day-after pow. Topped with features including four belt level pockets and full wraparound vents the Evolution is ready for whatever snowboarding throws at it.”
The Evolution Snowboard Pant was easily the most comfy pair of snowboard pants I’ve worn. They had a slick look and feel which combined nicely with the first layer. Together they didn’t feel bulky or catch up each other. The pants were very breathable and fashionable. Lets just say if my luggage got lost and I didn’t have any pants to wear I would have no problem rocking these snow pants since they had a sleek, thin look.
My only gripe would be that in the coldest conditions they did not hold up (warmth wise) I was cold some days when the weather was cold and blustery. Fortunately, the color and sleek lines of the Velocity Jacket made it easy to pair with a heavier pant on harsh days.
Baselayers: Chataeu Seamless Long Sleeve Top & Supreme Seamless Leggings
“Long sleeve comfort perfected! Whether you’re into plain colors or touches of style the Seamless Chateau long sleeve will quickly become your daily go to all winter long, both as a cold weather baselayer or lounging around.”
They claim that once you wear them “you wont want to take them off”. I found this to be very true, I LIVED in them! Not only did I use them for yoga, they were so comfy I paired them with a pair of boots and a long hoodie and I was set. I would have preferred that they didn’t have reindeer in the design, so that I could feel great wearing these all year long.
Posted by Gabby Rainville on 03/18/15