Price US $375

Salomon Iceglory 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Salomon Iceglory women’s jacket is perfect for those skiers who like to stay toasty and dry even when the weather is at its worst. With 100g of Advanced skin insulation, the Salomon Iceglory is really warm. The inner liner is great at wicking moisture and ideal for keeping you dry on the inside. This is important because no jacket is going to keep you warm and dry if it gets wet on the inside. The Advanced Skin Dry material is also pretty breathable, but with 100g of insulation it’s not nearly as breathable as a shell. This works well for people who might occasionally hike on colder days, but not great for those who spend a lot of time hiking or skinning to that backcountry stash. The air vent system works, but again it just doesn’t cool you off as well as a shell with bigger vents would. The Salomon Iceglory is also quite waterproof, and designed to keep you dry in heavy wet snow. It’s not the best on the market, but definitely enough for all but the wettest days. Like most technical jackets, the Salomon Iceglory comes with some pretty nice features for resort riding. First let’s talk about the pockets. The Salmon Iceglory has lots of pockets including a mesh goggle, internal stash, internal media, chest, two handwarming, and a pass pocket. The internal pockets offer lots of space for storage, although I don’t tend to use this very often. If you do, you’ll appreciate them more. The chest pocket is nice, but definitely a bit tight. It’s not very big and won’t fit a ton of stuff, but hey at least it’s functional. The hand warming pockets are good, and the pass pocket is what you’d expect. The jacket has an adjustable internal cuff with thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place (and warmer). A stretch powder skirt helps to keep the snow out and a removable and adjustable hood does a good job of protecting you when the weather turns south. The Salomon Iceglory fit is designed with motion in mind, and the jacket moves with you. We found the Salomon Iceglory to be relatively true to size, but is a bit more conforming than a relaxed fit jacket. We found we could size down to the small (on the border between small and medium) because with 100g of insulation we won’t need to wear a whole lot of layers underneath. If you plan on layering, you could probably size up if you’re between sizes. The length is decent, sleeve length on the long side. Shoulders were a bit tight, but with articulated arms and stretch fabric it doesn’t feel real restricting. What we really like about the Salomon Iceglory is that it’s a relatively technical jacket with heavy insulation. This is great for those skiers that want a technical jacket, but want the added warmth of an insulated jacket. The Salomon Iceglory probably wouldn’t be my go-to jacket for warmer areas like Tahoe, but in a place like Northern Michigan this would be fantastic!

Jacket Size – S

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

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Detachable Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

3 Layer

Waterproof Rating

20K

Breathability Rating

20K

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Thick

Waterproofing

Great

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Great