Price US $275

Mountain Hardwear Barnsie 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Mountain Hardwear Barnsie women’s Insulated Ski Jacket, is a stylish, comfortable, and warm ski jacket built for every day. It has Mountain Hardwears Dry Q. Core technology in the shell. This is Mountain Hardwears entry level waterproofing material, but is enough to keep you dry on most days. The Mountain Hardwear Barnsie has 80g of Thermal Q synthetic insulation in the torso, and 60g in the arms, helping to keep you warm when it’s cold. This jacket has a standard fit that feels true to size, and is actually quite comfortable. The length is pretty standard, and the jacket does come with an adjustable hem and snow skirt to help keep the cold out. The Mountain Hardwear Barnsie has fully taped seems, and waterproof pockets to help improve the overall waterproofing. The chest pocket is great for a phone, or other small items. Overall, The Mountain Hardwear Barnsie Insulated Ski Jacket is a reliable everyday ski jacket. It is warm enough to ride in most conditions, and has enough waterproofing to keep you dry in all but the wettest conditions.  It doesn’t breathe the best, nor is the insulation removable for when the weather warms up. However, the Mountain Hardwear Barnsie is a great option for those who don’t need the most technical gear or the most expensive, and just want a stylish jacket that you can wear most days on the mountain.

Jacket Size – M

Cindy’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body– 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam,  26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt but fit well in the waist.  That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill.  Oh and of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size M jackets that are too tight in the shoulders and hips while being boxy in the waist. I really don’t like a tight fit at the hips that rides up and allows snow in my jacket and pants.  The jacket should stay in place! Size M Pants that fit too tight in the thigh so I can’t use my pockets but so loose in the waist they fall down and I get snow in my pants. Crowds in the mountains, and not being able to find a place to park at the trailhead or ski resort

 

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Type

Partially Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Polyurethane

Outer Layer Waterproofing

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Criticaly Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Fit

Normal

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Good