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Pros: Durable materials, good ski specific features, excellent value.
Cons: Cut can be restrictive in arms.
Best Uses: All mountain skiing.
The Quantuum is FlyLow's top-tier waterproof breathable ski jacket. It's designed to be your go to all mountain shell for the times when the weather turns for the worse but you keep shredding. The Quantum combines a three layer ePTFE membrane and durable face fabric with all of the features an excellent ski shell should have: two handwarmer pockets, large pit zips, a chest pocket, interior storage, and a super comfy powder skirt. The hood is massive and can be worn over a helmet without feeling restrictive.
Although we haven't done a comprehensive review that compares a dozen or so shells, our testers believe that the Quantum (and Fly Low in general) offers skiers with high quality gear at rock bottom prices. The Quantum can be found for as little as $250, which for most people will be a far better buy than $600+ Patagonia and Arcteryx ski shells.
Our testers' only complaint was the jacket felt restrictive around the arm area. Lifting up your arms raises the whole jacket more than most other hardshells we tested. But that's a minor problem when you take the whole jacket and its price into consideration.
— Max Neale
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Most recent review: July 2, 2012
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