Price US $350

Spyder Chambers 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Spyder Chambers Insulated Ski Jacket comes with 60g insulation and isn’t too bulky. The shell is waterproof and breathable at comes in several bright colors. Similar to the Spyder Vyper Insulated Ski Jacket, it comes with the same insulation, waterproof rating, and breathability rating, but doesn’t have fully taped seems. The Spyder Chambers does come at a lower price which is great if you don’t need the extra features. At 60g insulation, it will keep you warm on the cold days, but is breathable and well ventilated to keep you from getting too warm when on the mountain. The jacket fits pretty true to size. I am 5’10” and 160lbs and normally wear a small. I went up to a medium in the Spyder Chambers because it has an active fit, and the small was just a bit too tight, especially if you plan on layering. The waist length is 29” which seems to be pretty standard for Spyder. At this length the jacket was right at my hips. The Spyder Chambers has a removable powder skirt, and can be cinched down for a really tight fit. The four outer pockets are well placed, and functional. The thumb holes on the internal cuff keep the layer in place, while the external cuffs can be tightened to keep out the elements. The Spyder Chambers Insulated Ski Jacket is great jacket for those who want a high quality insulated jacket that has style, an active fit, and high performance at a reasonable price.

Jacket Size – M

Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam,  22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets.
Turn Off’s: Size S Jackets that are too tight, and Size M jackets that are too loose in the waist. I really don’t like a loose waist that can allow cold air in, and I don’t like having to cinch down the waist. I also don’t like jackets that ride up when I’m skiing, The jacket should stay in place. Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets.

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Type

Partially Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

Polyurethane

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Thinsulate

Taped Seams

Criticaly Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Detachable Articulating

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

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Great

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Good