The Armada Ringer is a very solid resort jacket for the skier in colder locations. It has a moderate amount of insulation for warmth, and some entry level tech for keeping you dry when the snow starts falling.
Armada Ringer Insulated Ski Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Armada Ringer has the standard 10k/10k waterproofing and breathability you typically find in lower end non-technical jackets. This is okay waterproofing, but won’t be great for those skiers that will see a lot of wet weather. For those of us that may only see a few wet days a year, 10k is typically fine. You will have to re-treat the fabric from time to time to ensure that it stays waterproof, but again if you’re not out it wet weather very often, you shouldn’t have to worry about that too much.
Warmth: The Armada Ringer has 80g of insulation in the torso and 60g in the arms. This is a moderate amount of insulation, and would be good for those skiers at colder resorts. This probably won’t be enough insulation for the coldest days of the year, but with the right mid-layer you could use this almost every day. I run pretty warm, and would only have to layer underneath when temps start to drop below 15 or so degrees. If you run cold, it probably won’t be great for those temps, but probably still okay for most days at the resort.
Fit: The Armada Ringer has a standard Armada fit. This tends to be slightly relaxed, but not overly loose or baggy. I actually really like this fit. I find the torso to be comfortable while still being very functional. I don’t feel like it’s too loose, and yet I can still move really well, and have plenty of room underneath for layering. The length is also standard, but I find Armada does a decent job making sure it covers what I want it to cover. I don’t think I would size up to the medium in this jacket since the small gives me plenty of room to keep me from feeling restricted.
Features: The Armada Ringer is a pretty standard resort jacket for casual skiers. It has a helmet compatible contoured hood, powder skirt, pit zips, wrist gaiters, jacket to pant interface, and plenty of pockets for bringing gear and snacks with you.
Bottom Line: This would be good for those who ski on colder days, and don’t need anything technical.