The 2217 of Sweden Skane Jacket is a warm insulated puffy style jacket that is probably better suited to wearing around town than it is on the mountain. It does have some ski specific features for those who do want to use it as a ski jacket on the few times they ski. It is pretty heavily insulated, and it will provide some pretty sold warmth when about town on a cold day. It also comes at a very budget friendly price. I’d recommend this to any casual skier that only gets out once or twice a year, and wants a warm insulated jacket with entry level tech for the few days you are on the snow.
2117 of Sweden Skane Insulated Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The 2117 of Sweden Skane jacket does have an 8k/3k waterproof and breathable layer to help keep you dry in a light snow. This is below the industry standard for waterproofing (10k), but will at least provide a small level of protection if you get caught out in a light snow. It’s perfectly fine for a day about town, but probably not best for a day of skiing unless it’s pretty dry. This isn’t necessarily unusual for puffy style jackets, and as long as you don’t plan on using it when it’s snowing or raining heavily, it will hold up just fine.
Warmth: The 2117 of Sweden Skane jacket is actually pretty darn warm. It’s a great around town jacket for those cold winter days. You could also use it on its own at the resort, but without much waterproof tech you’ll want to make sure it’s dry. I could also see using this as a very heavily insulated mid layer. If you have a technical shell for over the top, this would be the perfect mid-layer for extremely cold days.
Fit: The 2117 of Sweden Skane jacket has a fit that is true to size. There is room in the torso, but it’s not overly loose. There is room to layer underneath if you need to. It is a bulky jacket so it’s harder to fit under a technical shell, but you could if you wanted to. I found the medium was a very comfortable fit.
Features: The 2117 of Sweden Skane jacket has a warm insulated hood, but it doesn’t fit very well over a helmet. The Skane does have wrist gaiters that I know a lot of people really like. I can take them or leave them, but they do a good job of keeping cold and snow out of the sleeves. The two hand warming pockets are comfy and well placed. There is no pit zips or powder skirt.
Bottom Line: The 2117 of Sweden Skane jacket is definitely okay for those casual skiers (1-5 days a year) that are looking for a warm insulated jacket at a very budget friendly price. The Skane works great around town, and has just enough features to get you on the snow. It would perfectly fine for those who only get out to ski a couple times a season.